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Patient Testimonials

Share Your Experience!

Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!


  • Knee shoulder ankle hands and injections to take the pain away

“I have complete faith in this clinic. They've helped me greatly!”

Judy A

  • knee surgery

“My husband has had 2 successful shoulder surgeries by Dr. Douglas and now I had a behind-the-knee repair. I was walking the day of surgery and it's gotten better with each day. It has been 2 weeks and had the post op today. Things are healing just as they should and people can't believe I was up and about so soon. Thank you Dr. Douglas and your wonderful staff and team. Our family will continue to support you and recommend (as we already have) to other family and friends.”

Scott M

  • Rotator Cuff Repair

“After 12 weeks of physical therapy, I finally have full range motion, flexibility and strength back in my shoulder. Recovering from a "massive" rotator-cuff tear is not easy and was very painful at times. Thank you to my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. John Douglas who performed my surgery and my physical therapist, Dr. Robert Pagnani, in helping me recover from an injury that turned out to be much worse than expected. I was told it would probably be 8 months or more to recover due to the severity of my injury. Dr. Pagnani helped me cut that in half. I thank both doctors and staff for their encouragement, their expertise and motivation to work hard and see this through. I am also grateful for a supportive and patient wife, Kristin, who helped me get to this point. Thank-you. I finally got the go-ahead to get my sticks out and chase a little white ball around the links next month. Yay ”

Scott McCullough

  • Knee Surgery
Scott McCullough's photo

Dr Douglas, thanks so much for helping me with my knee. The surgery last April went great and I accomplished my summer goal of riding LOTOJA for the first time (204 miles, after a summer of training rides of more than 3,000 miles) and finished feeling strong, and just last week I ran my first trail 1/2 marathon since surgery and am feeling great. You are wonderful, and I would highly recommend you and your team!

Scott McCullough


  • Knee surgeries

“Dr Douglas is the best knee surgeon west of the Mississippi. He has worked on my knees two times now and his staff is great as well. I well send friends and family to him. All the staff know what they are doing and take care of you. Thanks Dr Douglas for working on me.”


  • Two knee replacements

“I have had Dr Douglas perform two total knee replacements, one in January and one in August of 2014. Many people had told me that after the first knee, I would not want to go back to do the second one. My experience with Dr Douglas and his staff was awesome. Before the surgery, my knees hurt constantly, and they inhibited my ability to do everything. I knew I didn't want to live that way. Shortly after the first surgery, I knew that I would do the second knee. I recovered so quickly, and was able to use the knee immediately. Now I am a year down the road from the second surgery and I can do everything with my knees and the pain is gone. I still have a little from time to time, but nothing like it was before the surgery. I do have to say that it is important to go to therapy and to work and strengthen the knees. Dr Douglas promised me that if I would do this, I would be able to do anything I want with my new knees....and he was right. I have referred and will continue to refer people to Dr Douglas. He and his staff care about their patients and they want us to succeed. I am so thankful that I followed the advice of a friend and went to Dr Douglas. I love my new knees!”

myrtle priest

  • acl/and total knee as well as shoulder repair
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“Hello. The picture above is me doing what I love most in this world, working with horses. Without Dr. Douglas it would have been very difficult and painful to continue training and breaking in horses without treatment. I started with a horse related shoulder injury in 2004 which Dr. Douglas fixed.Then he did an ACL replacement in my right knee from a horse injury in 1981. When I had to have a total knee replacement he did the replacement and in three months I was riding young colts again! A few years later I fell again, non-horse related, and tore my left ACL and had to have it replaced. Dr. Douglas has been nothing but personable, professional and caring. He always took time to listen and put any uneasiness to rest. I always felt welcome and just as important as the next patient. Thank you Dr. John Douglas and your team as well. I will miss you. I am pain free and am loving life on the beach in North Carolina!”

Melinda S

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

“Dr. Douglas did my shoulder and fixed my rotator cuff tear through the scope. He did a marvelous job and I can now sleep at night with no more night pain and use my shoulder fully with no problems. He is an excellent surgeon with only tiny incision sites noted around my shoulder. I am very happy with my results and the minimal incision sites used to fix my shoulder. I highly recommend his office. His office staff and PA's are very nice and professional. I felt very at home with his whole office. ”


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“I recently went to Dr. Douglas for a hip replacement, to say that I was anxious was an understatment but I must say that after having the surgery I am so glad I had my hip replaced. Dr. Douglas is one, if not the finest, Orthopaedic Surgeon in the state of Utah. The surgery went well, the therapy after was outstanding. I am back doing things that I had not been able to do before my surgery. ”


“ I have lived in Tooele most of my life. Previously we always had to go to SLC for Dr's appointments. About 7 years ago my knee(s) started acting up. I found out there was a Dr in town that was admired for his work. I met with Dr D and he started PT for my knee. When that failed I had shots, but over time the knee still got worse. he did NOT want to replace my knee due to my age (39 at the time), But over time it just got worse. He had me get a second opinion from a orthopaedic partner of his in SLC. When the second opinion came back that a total knee was needed we scheduled the replacement. It took me a while to trust my knee, about 2 years, but ultimately I started to test it. I started lifting. 6 mo into lifting I maxed it out. I pushed 580 lbs. I could not be more happy. My other knee is going out faster each week. I WILL be having Dr D start on it also. I have recomended Dr D to countless people and will recomend him in the future.


I would be doing a diservice if I did not say a word about Scott; "word" just kidding--Scott has great people skills. He knows how to give a shot to the knee painlessly. He is the ultimate PA, right hand of Dr D., he helped with the replacement, I have a tattoo that was in the way and he made sure that the tat was put back the way it was when I came in.

THANK YOU to the entire Toole Orthopaedics team


Crystal D.

“I am a full time nurse at a hospital and spend many hours walking. I started having trouble with my left knee suddenly at work and it became very hard to walk and work. I was able to get into see Scott the day I called for an appointment and I received a steroid injection. It improved my knee for a short time. The pain got worse and it was determined that I needed surgery. After Dr. Douglas did an arthroscopic knee procedure I was able to return back to work after two weeks and walk up and down the hallways again. I was also able to take my kids trick or treating which was very important to them. The staff in his office were very nice and I never had to wait more than 10 min to get seen for any of my appointments. My knee is doing great and I am healing well. I would recommend him and his staff to anyone. ”


“I have had surgeries on each of my shoulders. Dr. Douglas and his PA, Scott performed each of the surgeries. I have to say I had doubts on having surgery. John and Scott made me feel at ease and were very confident in each of the procedures. My left shoulder was done last September and my right one was done this past June. So far I have complete use of my left arm and I am currently going through PT for my right arm. It is healing at a remarkable rate because of the support of Dr. Douglas's staff and PT. They really care about what's going on with you and take your health into consideration. I hope I never need anymore orthopedic surgery, but if I do, I will definitely go to Dr. Douglas and Scott, his PA.”


“After having pain in my left shoulder for a few months I went to see Dr. Douglas and his staff and was taken care of immediately. Their office was clean, the staff friendly and nearly every time, I was seen before my appointment time. They did not waste my time and progressed me through the treatment process by using their professional diagnosis and also listening to my input. When the time came for surgery they had several plans of action to pursue not just going in blind. Put simply I am glad I chose Dr. Douglas and his staff for my care. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs orthopedic care.”


“I had my shoulder operated on in June of this year. Before the surgery Dr. Douglas and Craig did everything they could to help me live and work with a shoulder that was falling apart. Every single time that I entered the office I was treated with respect and kindness from beginning to end. I have recommended Dr. Douglas and his amazing team to everyone I know. Thanks so much.”