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Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists believes strongly in continuously improving the patient experience. One of the ways we do this is by collecting patient feedback. Please click on the links below to see what our patients have to say about us!
“S hawn Fitzgerald is a great PA. He listens and takes his time so you don't feel rushed and are able to discuss all of your concerns. He also makes sure to address all concerns fully, not just a rushed quick answer.”
“I have always felt that those attending me were willing to take all the time I needed for my ‘healing.’ I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Messina and Shawn Fitzgerald (PA-C).”
“Stunning! Thank you for the excellent care, the comfort and kindness you provide and the knowledge and confidence you share! (Shawn Fitzgerald)”
“Staff Friendliness: This is where things really go over the top. CSM feels safe! People know me, come in to see me, and even recognize me from other places. I always get emotional from the kindness. Thank you!”
“Dr. Lippe: He's the best! He tells you what you need to know and is interested in answering your questions fully!”
“Wish I could say how they could be better, but honestly, they are just perfect which is why I’ve stayed with them for a long time. As a lifelong runner, it just amazes me how they appreciate the fact that not only do I not want to hurt, I want to stay in the game! Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about them!!”
“Dr. Messina is the best. Always listens and takes a conservative approach to treatment. He puts the patient first.”
“I need immediate help and David (Fox) was there and made sure what I needed was done.”
“I have the utmost respect for all the staff that I have dealt with thus far. Everyone was polite and respectful at all times.”
“Dr. Messina and PA Shawn Fitzgerald have always gone above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that I was properly administered to!”
“I can only say wonderful things about Carolina Sports Medicine and I would recommend them to anyone. Number 1 [#1] in orthopedics and staff.”
“Our visits with Dr. Lippe and staff are professional and caring. As a patient, Dr. Lippe has a calming quality and puts you at ease. He listens and treats patients with respect and in return, we respect him and know we will be well taken care of.”
“Once I was in an exam room, I met a very nice young woman, whose name escapes me at the moment. She was the first one who came in the room. She was very patient with me while gathering my history and taking my vitals. I liked her a lot. Then the PA "Shawn" came in. He was very nice, professional, and knowledgeable. I felt confident in his assessment. Last, but certainly not least, I met Dr. Messina. He was simply put, the icing on the cake. I can honestly say, that I left feeling, that they heard me, and I feel comfortable leaving my future care in their capable hands. The office has a professional feel, without being impersonal.”
“Everyone went above and beyond!! I always feel comfortable and feel like I am important to them.”