“I am a nurse who could barely work the floor anymore because my pain in my hip was so bad. I went to Dr. Neiman and right away and he said I know someone who can help you. He referred me to Dr. Mcneilan and a month later I had surgery. The relief was immediate! I am back on the floor doing the job I love. These guys are awesome! Highly recommend.”

“Welcomed by the staff and checked in quickly. Sat down and after a few minutes was taken for x-rays. Short wait time to see the Doctor. Dr. Neiman listened to my concerns, did the examination and together we came up with a treatment plan I felt good about. Bedside manner was excellent. Couldn’t ask for nicer and more helpful staff members. Highly recommend Ohio Orthopaedic. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

“Dr Muha performed a rotator cuff surgery on me in Dec 2015. I had wonderful results with no pain from surgery and no pain during therapy. I want to thank Dr Muha, Faye and the rest of the staff for making me comfortable. I will be having hand surgery in the near future and I know I will be in very capable hands. Thanks to all of you for such a positive experience.”

“Our family LOVES Dr. Broering! He took care of my son when he had a knee injury and spoke to him in terms that he would understand.”

“I have been seeing Dr. Fumich for treatment/surgery/post op and he has been AMAZING!! He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend both of them to anyone.”

“Dr. McNeilan has taken excellent care of my ankle. It was a bad break and he brought me right along. Very positive and encouraging. Would definitely recommend him.”

“I have been coming to OIO since 2009. I have had major surgery on my right hand by Dr. Sam Patel. Injections in my knees, shoulder, surgery for a torn rotator cuff by Dr. Misson, and just today, injections in my mid right foot for arthritis from Dr. Briggs. Every time I have been, I have been treated with compassion, care and kindness. My issues have all been helped and pain managed to various degrees, to the best possible outcome. I have been recommending OIO for years now. For as long as I live in Ohio we will continue to come to OIO for orthopedic needs.”

“I have had a hip resurfacing procedure and an arthroscopic knee procedure at OIO by Dr. Patterson and would recommend him to anyone for their orthopedic needs. Staff is excellent and it is a clean and sterile environment.”

“A great group of physicians – would not go anywhere else!”

“I had a right total knee replacement done by Dr. McDonald and I am very pleased with the outcome. He is an excellent surgeon as well as the all the great physicians at OIO.”

Patient Testimonials

On a busy freshman orientation day that marks the beginning of the new year, I thought that you may want to hear a story that continues to reinforce to me that Ohio Northern University is built on student centered education, relationships, and the University always putting their best foot forward when it comes to people and service. One of our freshman female soccer athletes suffered an unfortunate orthopaedic injury this morning during practice which required efficient and effective management by Chanda West and included referral to the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio (OIO) and Dr. James Nieman.

Parent phone calls to discuss management of the athlete’s injury, a learning situation for athletic training students that were present, and coordination of care preceded her visit to OIO this afternoon. Today was no exception to the professional, efficient and effective care that the ONU AT staff has grown to know and greatly appreciate over our 20+ years of relationship with OIO, as the athlete was evaluated and already scheduled for surgery this afternoon. This coordination of events and the relationship with Dr. Nieman is something that I wish to draw attention to. The decision was made with the athlete’s family and start of school in mind. Thursdays are not typical surgical days for Dr. Nieman, but he is always cognizant of the STUDENT – athlete piece and wanted to make sure that she could have the best start to the school year possible and this meant the earlier that she could have surgery, the better it would be for her.

The orthopaedic care and management that was provided to that freshman soccer athlete today by Dr. Nieman and his group at OIO is usual and customary for the ONU Athletic Training Staff and ONU student athletes. This situation is not unique and I want others at ONU to be able to appreciate the personal care that our athletes receive. Not looking to draw attention to our group, but simply to say the next time you see Dr. Nieman on the side line of a football game, just to say a special “Thanks” and know that our student athletes are in good hands with outstanding physicians. Physicians who value relationships and education. Service provided by outstanding people and professionals is what makes every ONU experience positively unique. Sincerely,

Kurt W.


Thank you for setting me straight, Dr. Briggs!




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