Our patients can tell you what Erlanger Orthopaedics is about far better than technical descriptions. They’re living examples of our mission to help people get moving without pain – and back to the active lives they love.
Patient Letters & Emails
“As usual, Dr. Chandra was super!”
“Dr. Freeman has given me more than a straight leg; he has changed my life. I am now only 23 years old and have so much time to do all the things that I enjoy that I was not able to do before. I really could not have asked for a better doctor. With his thorough explanations and sociable personality he made this potentially bad experience into something that will be a wonderful memory. He loves his work and you can certainly tell. I hope that I won't have to see Dr. Freeman for a very long time, but I would absolutely return to his care if ever it was needed. He is a true blessing.”
"Dr Dorizas, Thank you for the amazing care to our athletes here at Lee University. Over the past five years as Head Athletic Trainer at Lee, I have been able to work with several Orthopaedic surgeons, but none have provided the quality of care that we have received from you and your staff. Our athletes are able to be seen quickly and appropriate tests and surgeries are performed in a timely manner to allow our athletes to return to play quickly and safely. Absolutely no other physician I have worked with takes the time to call and thoroughly explain the diagnosis and follow-up care and rehabilitation programs like Dr. Dorizas. The Chattanooga area is blessed to have an outstanding Orthopaedic Surgeon like Dr. Dorizas, and I look forward to continuing our relationship with myself and our athletes for many years to come.”
Jeff Mullins, MA, ATC, LAT
Head Athletic Trainer
“I am thrilled (with my ankle resurfacing from Dr. Doty). It’s so much better already in four weeks. I was in a walking boot with full weight-bearing at two and half weeks, which is amazing. So, I am very happy and it’s healing very well.”
"(After the accident) my pelvis was shattered and detached from both my spine and left leg (floating pelvis). My left arm was shattered, I had head trauma and severe road rash. I owe a great debt TO ALL OF YOU AT ERLANGER ... for working miracles on my poor broken body."
“Dr. Alvarez is a great doctor. I can't imagine going to another doctor that cares and takes his time to care for my medical needs. Thank you Dr. Alvarez, you're great!”
“Everyone was helpful. Dr. Chandra answered all questions I had. He made me feel at ease about surgery. The office environment was pleasant.”
“Dr. Freeman is a wonderful and caring doctor. He gave me two great knees, and today I’m moving more freely and without pain. I would go to him again in a heartbeat.”
“I couldn't be more pleased with the results and attention I have received with my rotator cuff surgery. I will recommend Doctor Dorizas and his wonderful staff to everyone.”
Additional Patient Videos
Advanced fixation techniques correct severe arthritic ankle deformity and get Mrs. Edwards moving again.
Justin Chain, Country Artist from The Voice, talks about his severe motorcycle accident and the treatment he received at Erlanger by the trauma staff.
Innovative ankle replacement allows a K-8 guidance counselor to do the job she loves without pain
Severely injured when his bike was hit by a car, Sean Sanderson is now pedaling more than ever again thanks to the orthopaedic specialists at Erlanger.fter four months
Dennis loves his new ankle and is back hiking with his wife
New ankle has given Larry a decade of golfing, fishing and hunting without pain