"At a chance meeting with Dr. VanderWilde at a ZAG Women's basketball game, he asked, "How are MY hips doing?" I told him HIS hips were fine, but my ankle was in bad shape. He strongly suggested that I go see Dr. Shirzad. I did and I felt completely confident in Dr. Shirzad with my first visit. After evaluating and watching the deterioration of my ankle for a little over a year, I had ankle replacement surgery on September 6, 2013. As a result of that surgery, my ankle continues to get stronger and the nearly debilitating pain that I had been experiencing for several years is almost gone. My goal in September was to walk well enough this summer to go fishing along the creek and as you can see from the picture, that goal was achieved! I can't say enough good things about my experience with Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists and Dr. Shirzad. He is a wonderful doctor as well as a wonderful person. Thanks to Dr. VanderWilde for his recommendation!" -- Jim G.
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