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Mike Stapleton, Cortland, NY

Mike Stapleton, Cortland, NY with his physical therapist, Denise Hartman (left) and care manager, Amanda Bergeron (right).

When Dr. Bradley told me in 2012 that I “did not have a leg to stand on” he also asked me what I wanted.

My answer: to kneel and to cross-country ski.

His response: “ok - that’s reasonable.”

And so it began.

In March 2012, Dr. Bradley replaced my right knee in Cortland, NY – my home town. It went perfectly and the pain from my arthritic knee was gone. I could genuflect. We scheduled surgery on the left knee but Dr. Bradley was recruited to CVMC. So I followed him. I’d be crazy not to. Surgery here was perfect and physical therapy at Woodridge is great. I have NO complaints.

CVMC has highly skilled, wonderful people...not to mention good food and great comfort. And Dr. Bradley is a special person – a great physician. He’s one-on-one and very exact. He’ll tell you: That’s what I do. And again I can tell you: indeed he does.

I’ll be kneeling soon – and looking for my skis. You have a great orthopedic team with Dr. Bradley and the Physical Therapists at Woodridge at Central Vermont Medical Center. I’m glad you are not farther away. Thank you.