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Thank you for choosing Tidewater Orthopaedics for your care. We take pride in helping 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 the specialists care.

Read what patients are saying about Tidewater Orthopaedics.

You can also read what patients are saying about Tidewater Orthopaedics by visiting the doctor profiles.

To view videos from patients, click here.

Patient Reviews

“Dr.Higgins was very thorough and professional. I appreciated his candor and thoughtfulness.”
– Teresa H.
Treating Doctor: Michael E. Higgins, M.D.
“Dr. Mason is my go to doctor whenever I have back pain. I have been going to see him for a couple of years and it seems he has taken the time to get to know me as he probably has his other patients. He's friendly yet skilled and he is the only doctor I want to do my epidermal. he has a team that works close together and I usually come out laughing or at least smiling. Then the nurses take over.... I am on my way home in less then 30 minutes.”
– Ideluia S.
Treating Doctor: Jonathan R. Mason, M.D.
“The staff was professional & Dr. Sablan was very personable and has exceptional bedside manner. He explained the procedure in a way that was understandable & was more than willing to answer questions and concerns that I had. I would certainly recommend him to friends and family!”
– Emily R.
Treating Doctor: Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.
“Dr. Mason took x-rays and explained why I was experiencing severe lower back pain. Since then Dr. Mason gave me a shot of cortisone and arranged for me to have physical therapy. I am feeling much better and the pain has decreased significantly. Excellent care.”
– Pamela N.
Treating Doctor: Jonathan R. Mason, M.D.
“Tell Dr. Sablan and all the folks at physical therapy that I say "HELLO". I think the world of them all. They are the best……AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME ON THAT!! If you are willing to give them the effort, they will get you where you want to get back to and more.”
– James M.
Treating Doctor: Nicholas K. Sablan, M.D.
“This practice is very caring.”
– Billy E.
– John Y.
“Dr. Payne gave me my life back. I couldn't use my shoulder or right arm to do anything. I was in great pain too. My kids were aggravated with me because it would always be an excuse for me not to do something... not to live my life. I can know say I am pain free and have complete use of my arm thanks to Dr. Payne! I am in awe of his surgical skills and his bedside manner. Thank you, Dr. Payne!!!”
– J. K.
Treating Doctor: Loel Z. Payne, M.D.
“I had a problem with my right ankle for a few months and it continued to get worse. I want to see Dr. Maloof and he immediately did x-rays and knew what the issue was. I am back doing everything I was before this condition. I am very thankful for Dr. Maloof.”
– Karen B.
Treating Doctor: Paul B. Maloof, M.D.
“Gabrielle Lanzetta was personable, engaging, professional and knowledgeable. Her warm welcome and competent care put us at ease right from the start! What an incredible addition to your fine staff!!”
– Luke O.