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"Dear Dr. Cohen & All the Staff at Professional Orthopaedic Associates,

I have to write this thank you letter as it is the least that I can do to show my appreciation for all that you have done for me. My family and I have been patients of Dr. Chris Johnson from the beginning of time and would never dream of going anywhere else. I was suffering with tremendous pain in my neck, back, and left arm for months. I went to the chiropractor thinking it was work-related as I sit on the computer for work all day and boiled it down to poor posture and getting old. Dr. Johnson instantly sent me for an MRI and scheduled an appointment with his associate, Dr. Cohen, the following week. I was unable to sit, drive, or sleep. I was rolling on the floor in pain and the only relief I had was to stand. His exact words were, "no one will touch your spine except Dr.Cohen. He is the best and I would have him do mine." I was very nervous as a widow and sole provider for my three children that my Insurance would be an issue and I would suffer permanent injury to my spine during surgery. Dr. Cohen met with me that following week in the Tinton Falls office as he knew I had a problem driving. He reviewed my MRI films with me and explained that surgery was my only option. He confirmed that I had three herniated discs. He assured me that the insurance needs would be taken care of and all I needed to do was rest and get clearance from the hospital. Wonderful Marilyn (the Surgical Coordinator and Administrative Assistant) scheduled and organized everything for me, even down to a care package that included all expectations of the before and after surgery. She called me on a daily basis to make sure I was ok and that I had all I needed. I have lost many loved ones and am a little fearful of hospitals. Dr. Cohen explained everything in detail to me and treated me like I was one of his family members. He met with me before surgery, after surgery, and visited me that Saturday morning at 7am to see how I was doing. Needless to say, the surgery was a huge success. I was waving my left arm five hours after surgery and I was pain free. I had not done that for months. My scar is so tiny that I can hardly see it. I was also surprised to find out that he had gifted me with a bone growth stimulator that costs over $2,000 that my insurance company would not pay for. Dr. Cohen...thank you a million times over. I will never forget your kindness and being the master surgeon you are. Wishing you continued success in your career. Keep up the great work. YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!....Bless you." - Elaine R.

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