Patient Experience

After my knee scope yesterday with Dr. Parsons, I wanted to pass a HUGE thank you to Dr. Parsons and all the nurses, staff there that made a very short visit very pleasant. I walked in with moderate knee pain at 6 a.m., and left......

Thank you Dr. Yau for fixing my knee. I have even mowed my lawn with no problems and had full range of motion with no pain. I went back to the driving range and had no problems. I completed 18 holes of golf and did......

With Alex Diegel, PT Bob: “My wife, Janie and I have enjoyed hiking for several years with Missy Kane and the Happy Hikers from the O’Conner Center. I was experiencing problems hiking downhill and with steps on the trail. I was very slow and unable......

About three years ago, Kim Frasch of Tellico, now 65, had pain in both of his calves. Over time, it moved upward and became more intense. “As it got worse, it went into my thighs and glutes. And finally I began to lean to the......

“On November 1, 2014,  my 9-year-old daughter, Allyson (an avid soccer player) fell and hurt her foot.Concerned, we headed over to TOC’s Quick Care clinic where we were greeted by a very friendly staff. We did not have to wait and were taken back right after......

Parkwest patient has two hip replacements in 92 days On a scale from 1 to 10, Steve Pettit ranked his hip pain “about a 3 or 4.” His Xrays said otherwise. “They were horrible,” Paul Naylor, MD, a Parkwest orthopedic surgeon, said. “He had very......

In early April 2013, Larry Cosby, 67, rode out on his ATV to check the cattle on his Claiborne County farm. “I was riding and going up sideways on a hill. We had a lot of rain so the ground was slick, so it starts......

As a film editor for television and films for nearly 25 years, Gian Ganziano of Knoxville, 46, knows his way around digital special effects. Ganziano is currently the lead editor on the television show “South Park,” plus he has edited the digital special effects for......

Hip preservation allows avid runner to keep moving, weeks after surgery As the manager of LeConte Therapy Services, Kay Funderburg, 50, of Sevierville, knows the importance of staying active throughout life. “I took up running when I was 38,” said Funderburg, “I used to do......

Ever since middle school, Shawn Langley wanted to be a firefighter. At 46, he has battled blazes with various units, including the City of Knoxville Fire Department, for a total of 23 years. “It’s just helping people,” Langley said. “You never want somebody’s house to......

Hip Fracture Doesn’t Stop Knoxville Runner It was no fractured fairy tale – the truth hurt all the way to Teresa Williams’ bone. But when the Knoxville runner broke her right hip during warm-ups last Feb. 3, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Yau of Fort Sanders......

Vols’ Retired Rugby Coach Back In The Game Mulligrubbers, scrums, rucks and mauls. Butch Robertson knows ’em all. But this is no unsavory cast of characters – they are terms used in rugby, a sport Robertson knows plenty about. After all, he not only played......

June 10, 2015 I’m writing to you today because of an experience I had here at Parkwest. On Sunday, May 31, 2015, I was trying to stop a fight between my cats when I was bitten on my hand by one of them. As the......

Stylist happy to be back at work after shoulder replacement at Parkwest The sound of a blow-dryer fills a busy Sevierville salon. Paula Rawson raises her arm high over a customer’s head and tilts the dryer down to get the perfect angle for a new......

Retired auto technician gets new knee, same-day service Rodney Loveland began tinkering with cars almost a half century ago, a time when cars still had carburetors, foot-operated dimmer switches and windows raised and lowered by hand crank. But times change, and as the retired mechanic......

He discovered tennis in its golden years, back when Ilie Nastase, Vitas Gerulaitis and Bjorn Borg ruled the men’s courts. But almost four decades later, Kevin Simpson’s game was suffering. “For the longest time I thought that I must have a groin pull because every......

Dad’s still in the game after MS leads to hip surgery Kendrick Tate picks up a basketball, slowly dribbles his way to the far side of the court just beyond the three-point circle. In one smooth, arching flick of the wrist, the ball strips the......

Cozadds keep moving with help from Fort Sanders Regional How do you respond when your orthopedic surgeon guesses that you’re not very good at golf? Phil Cozadd, 75, took that diagnosis in stride, because the doctor was right. Paul Yau, MD, could tell that the......

Dr. Paul Yau describes Hip Arthroscopy/Hip Preservation and how it is different than Hip Replacement. His patient, Teresa Tate, shares her experiences before and after her surgery....

Andrea Anderson was hurting – she just didn’t know how much. But when orthopedic surgeon Paul Yau, MD, urged her to track her hip pain after a cortisone shot, she installed a diary application on her smartphone and began making almost daily notes. “When I look back, I can see that I had no idea,” Anderson said. “I wanted to believe that it wasn’t as bad as I thought. But there were months when I was in pain 25 days out of 30.”...

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