Our Orthopedic Patients Say It Best

Your friends and neighbors from throughout southwest Michigan and beyond share their experiences at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Do you have a story to share? Click on the "What's Your Story" button and complete the form. 
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Running from the pain

Ethan Shirk
Apr, 2021
Don't let fear stop you.

Coming full circle

Paul Kolon


Jeffrey Postma, DO
Apr, 2021
I trusted Dr. Postma’s opinion.

Making the jump to live pain free

Ray Steadmon
Nov, 2020
I liked Dr. Postma right off the bat.

Living life in the fast lane

Doug Von Koenig


Jeffrey Postma, DO
Sep, 2020
Dr. Postma met all my expectations.

Walking with her head held high

Maureen Bishop
Sep, 2020
I felt very supported by my care team.

Bouncing Back After an Injury

Jonathan Paulus


Joseph Farber, MD
Aug, 2020
I was teaching three days later.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Tom Carter


Daniel Sohn, MD
Aug, 2020
They helped me heal faster.

An all-state recovery

Donnie Necas


Joseph Farber, MD
Jul, 2020
Dr. Farber was very reassuring.

Giving knee issues the slip

Julie Holtsclaw


Jeffrey Postma, DO
Jul, 2020
Dr. Postma gave me my life back.

A Homerun Experience

Steve Petlick


Kenneth Edwards, MD
Jul, 2020
I no longer experience any pain.
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Double knee replacement: Maureen Bishop "Walking with her head held high"

Maureen Bishop spent years living with knee pain. She turned to orthopedic surgeon, Jeffrey Postma, DO, for a solution.

Total hip replacement: Doug Von Koenig "Living life in the fast lane"

When Doug Von Koenig's right hip began to hurt, and simple things such as walking short distances became difficult, he knew he needed to find a solution.

Hip replacement: Connie Harmacinski "A humbling experience"

When Connie's hip pain didn’t go away, she knew it was time to seek help from orthopedic surgeon, Nicholas Loafman, DO.

Total Shoulder Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your shoulder pain and what can be done about it.

Total Hip Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your hip pain and what can be done about it.

Total Knee Replacements (Kenneth Edwards, MD)

Find out what’s causing your knee pain and what can be done about it.

Knee replacement: Steve Petlick "A home run experience"

When pain in his knees began to interfere with his ability to keep up on the field, he turned to orthopedic surgeon, Kenneth Edwards, MD. Since undergoing double knee replacement surgery he's now back in the game pain free.

Knee Injury: Jonathan Paulus "Bouncing Back from an Injury"

While playing a game of basketball, 37-year-old Jonathan Paulus noticed discomfort in his knee. In the days that followed he could no longer straighten his knee and knew it was time to seek medical care.

Knee Replacement: Tom Norbey "Nothing to Be Scared Of"

Tom Norbey spent years in pain before he considered getting knee replacement surgery at Lakeland Medical Center.

Orthopedic Surgery: Caren Rossow "Begin with the End in Mind"

After years of wear and tear on her body, Caren Rossow was knee-deep in pain. Since undergoing a bi-lateral knee replacement Caren is back living life the fullest.

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