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Thank you for choosing Professional Orthopaedic Associates for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about Professional Orthopaedic Associates.

Patient Video Reviews

Dear Dr. Johnson, I am writing this thank you card with a pain-free hand, thanks to your care and expertise in treating my carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger. I am so happy that I had the surgery and I am truly grateful for having met you and I am so appreciative of your personal and professional attention. ~ Marie B., Ocean Twp.
Dear Dr. Foos and Staff, I just wanted to thank you all for being so wonderful to me before, during and after my recent surgery to repair the cartilage in my knee. I was so anxious and you all made it an almost pleasant experience! You must be an awesome boss to have so many truly happy employees. ~ Tracy M. West Allenhurst
Dear Dr. Foos, Here I am with two knees, and I want to thank you for giving me back my life. When I first came to see you, I was in so much pain. Today I feel like a new person and I am finally pain-free. Through it all, you always explained things so that I knew what would happen as well as how and why. You patiently and thoughtfully answered all my questions, even those some might consider silly (zumba and zip lines). You have an incredible staff. They have always been so nice to me. Your assistant, Jennifer, is amazing. She has traveled this journey with me, answering every phone call, every question, every fear I had, always so professional and compassionate. Then there's Laurie, the first person I would see at the reception desk; Colleen, Anthony, and John, who would bring me back to one of the exam rooms or take me for x-rays; Clarinda, who I would see on my way out and make my next appointment; Justine, who gave me those reminder calls. And then, physical therapy -- Tracy is the first person I spoke with at POA PT, and she was so kind and caring; Sheela is an incredible physical therapist and did wonders. And then there is you, Dr. Foos. Thanks to your great surgical skills and knowledge and compassion, you have brought me through this journey. I never thought I would be able to walk and run without pain again, but here I am. THANK YOU! ~ Sincerely, Doris F.
Dr. Bade, Thank you for taking such good care of my elbow tendinitis this summer. Without you or my physical therapist, Steven, I would not feel nearly as good as I do now! I truly appreciate everything. I hope all is well. And thanks again! ~ Kelly A., Long Branch
Dear Dr. Cohen, I would like to take this time to say thank you. Through both of my spinal surgeries (one for spinal stenosis in my lower back) you made me feel at ease and confident that my physical condition would vastly improve. You are not only a master surgeon, technically, but you are a really great physician. You care for the complete patient and that makes all the difference in the world. You showed respect and understanding for my spiritual an physical concerns, which I sincerely appreciate. I just want to say that I appreciate all that you've done for me and you are THE BEST!!! I hope that my surgery days are past. Continue being the doctor that you are, a fine and excellent surgeon, a great teacher and a caring person. May you continue to have a successful career but most of all, may you have a successful and Blessed life. ~ Sincerely Gilda L. of Toms River, NJ
Dear Professional Orthopaedic Associates, I would like to thank P.O.A. for the help and support given to me and other Shore Conference athletic trainers. Years ago when many high schools were beginning to hire certified athletic trainers, your support provided us with acceptance and credibility. The meetings that you sponsored relating to the care and prevention of athletic injuries were informative and educational. The social aspect of these meetings were also helpful to many of us. Talking with other athletic trainers about problems they had faced often helped me find a solution for my concerns. Your presence on sidelines of varsity football games was always greatly appreciated. If I had any questions regarding an athletic injury at my school, the doctors of P.O.A. were only a phone call away. The timely and expert care you provided for our injured student athletes was always a given. Again, thank you. ~ Sincerely, David A. Solt ATC Athletic Trainer - Retired Toms River HS East {1979-2012}
Dear Dr. Bade, I wanted to send you a note for the excellent care I received. You performed arthroscopic surgery on my left knee in December 2011. Thank you for giving me many more years on the basketball court to enjoy playing with my kids. I appreciate the professional attention and care that I received from you and all members of your team. Thank you very much! ~ John M. of Tinton Falls, NJ
Dear Dr. Gabison, I would be re-mill if I didnt express my deepest appreciation for all youve done and the very patient and professional way you dealt with me and my frustrations with the healing process. It was far longer than I expected but I am back to tennis 3x/week - no swelling! Yeah! I am also walking with no pain and no swelling. Im back and very grateful. Thank you so much! J. Kulat
Dear Dr. Johnson, I want to thank you for being so generous in performing my ACL surgery. I know that you are a very busy doctor and what you did for me was unbelievable. I am very confident that I am going to be able to return to baseball this spring. I am recovering well and doing my PT three times a week and I feel very optimistic about my college baseball career, thanks to you. ~Thank you again, Sincerely, Jordan B. Oakhurst, NJ
"Dear Dr. Bade, It has been a pleasure working with you over the past ten years! Every athlete that we evaluated together was an education for me, as you are a brilliant man. POA is truly the best. The care, dedication and expertise you bring to the Monmouth University athletes is amazing. I personally appreciate everything. You made my job easier because you care so much about the well being of the HAWKS!" ~ Doug Padron, ATC, San Diego, CA