After 11 years of extreme pain and discomfort that renedered me homebound, I found Dr. Smires. My previous knee replacement was not satisfactory and led to me contacting a serious staph infection on the prosthesis. Dr. Smires prescribed a conservative course of action and on June 3, 2013 removed my prosthesis and replaced it with a temporary antibiotic block. On November 11, 2013, he removed the block and replaced it with a new custom prosthesis. It certainly was a challenge for him to design and implement. I am now bearing weight and resuming a resonable life style. Dr. Smires not only provided a new knee, he allowed me to regain a better quality of life. Dr. Smires is not only a skilled surgeon, he is a caring and compassionate gentleman who treats his patients with respect and dignity. I am very fortunate to be under the care of such an oustanding surgeon and man. Further, his entire staff embodies the same values and professionalism as he.
When you can move and walk again without pain and fear, when you can find your energy and your love to live again,which is the biggest gift a human-being can give to a person, allowing them to have their quality of life back. That is exactly what Dr. Smires and his dedicated staff gave me,"A New Me".
At the age of 70 I have had two hips replaced within 7 weeks. I was 3 nights in that beautiful hospital for the first procedure and 2 nights for the second one and each time I returned straight back home. Now it feels like a dream with only positive memories. The care through that time and even now for the follow-ups could not be better. Kindness and humor surounds you, which is such a healing in it's own. I could never imagine or think of a better hospital for having two hip-replacements done with such ease than with Dr Smires in the Medical Arts Pavilion.
Thank you again,
Dr. Smires's first gift to me was the correct diagnosis of my pain--no small thing since it has been misdiagnosed for several years. Once I had the right diagnosis, he and his team (his entire team is excellent, without exception), handled my case with great efficiency and respect. The outcomes for the surgeries were excellent--he has honed his techniques such that I had very little swelling and discomfort and swift recovery. This continual honing of technique means that the patient gets the benefit of all current thinking and discovery for joint replacement. In sum, for me the following were differentiating factors that have made me so pleased with PB&J: 1)surgeon's obvious skill and great outcome, 2)accessibility of staff by phone (physician's assistant especially), 3)courteous and intelligent staff, 4)association with a very clean and well-run hospital, and 5)an obvious striving for excellence that you can feel from the moment you enter the office. I would recommend Dr. Smires and his team without hesitation. He and they have changed my life.
Bilateral Knee Replacements
I have been a patient of Dr. Smires since 2000, when I had my first knee replacement, and have always received the highest quality of care from him and from his staff. In addition to their exceptional training and skill, there is an added level of personal attention and care from every person in the office. I am very grateful for Dr. Smires' innovative approach to orthopedic care. Over the past 13 years, I have referred numerous friends and coworkers to this practice and each of them has been equally impressed with the quality of care they received.
Dr. Harvey Smires is a man with magic hands. He performed a miracle by replacing my nasty left hip. For the first time in many years, I am pain free, even when it is cold and rainy.
Dr. Smires' brother, Dan, is an excellent physical therapist, who helped me regain mobility and flexibility.
The entire staff works to create a loving and supportive environment that facilitates the healing process.
The entire staff works to create a loving, supportive environment that facilitates the healing process.