Dr. Collins is an absolutely amazing doctor!! I fell while jumping over mud on a seven mile hike on a girl’s trip in Sedona, Arizona. I knew something was broken right away and couldn’t stand up. After crawling down the trail on my hands and knees in mud and flagging down an ATV to get down the mountain. I discovered at the ER that I had broken 3 bones in my ankle and had a trimalleolar fracture. By the time I got out of Arizona and got the approval to see Dr. Collins from my insurance I was quite traumatized and scared from the pain and the shock of what happened. I am quite an active person and was also worried about whether or not my ankle would ever work again.
From the first appointment with Dr. Collins I knew I was in great hands. He was warm, personable, caring, kind, funny, knowledgeable and thorough. He explained my injury in great detail and explained that I needed surgery. He described everything that he would be doing during the surgery and about the recovery process. He was able to get me in for emergency surgery two days after I saw him. He helped keep me calm before surgery and was there when I woke up. He was with me every step of the way.
After surgery Dr. Collins was great in helping me manage the pain and get me going on the road to recovery. He is quite progressive in his treatments, which is really awesome. He works with you and pushes you to get moving to the best of your ability. I think part of that comes from being an athlete himself. He always answered all of my question, went over x-rays, and genuinely cared about how I was doing and recovering. I also did my physical therapy with Girard Orthopedics. Dr. Collins and Mary (my physical therapist) worked as a team to help me recover and gain my range of movement. They were a great team and I knew that Dr. Collins was just next door if I ever needed anything or there was a concern. He and Mary were able to get me walking again with tennis shows in 9 weeks!
Dr. Collins was always on time, always had a smile on his face, and has a great rapport with his patients. I never felt rushed meeting with him. He always listened to what you have to say or if anything is bothering you. He genuinely cares about his patients and is very kind and compassionate. He is an amazing surgeon who works with you and helps you progress to the best of your ability to get healing. He just is an amazing human! I am forever grateful to Dr. Collins and his team for fixing my three bones and getting me walking again!!! Dr. Collins is simply on of the best!