In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

You can also read what our patients are saying about Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center by visiting our doctor profiles.

Read what our patients are saying about Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center.


Average Rating: 5
“I had surgery in November 2015 with Dr. Chilvers for a Morton's neuroma on one of my toes. I am so happy with the results, all my previous pain is gone. Thank you, Dr. Chilvers.”
– Rhonda A.
Treated by: Peg Chilvers, MD
“It's so reassuring to know that we have a world-class doctor right here in Rapid City. I will miss Dr. Fromm's expertise and his calm personability when I go off to college. The whole staff up front is amazing, highly trained, quick, organized, and efficient. The nurses and techs in the back that run around taking care of things are just as good. If every medical facility was just half as good as your's, the world would be a better place.”
– Sasha B.
Treated by: Stuart Fromm, MD
“Dr. Chilvers and staff are amazing providers for our 4-year-old son that broke his arm and need surgery and pins. Dr. Chilvers explained everything to him and was very compassionate, she even carried him to the OR. At our follow-up appointments, she was always on time and funny, making us all feel comfortable and answered any questions we had. If we needed to use BHOSC again Dr. Chilvers would be our preferred provider.”
– Alisha S.
Treated by: Peg Chilvers, MD
“On Nov 4, 2015, Dr. Papendick did a total knee replacement on my right knee. Surgery went great, not much pain and after intense rehab, 52 days after my TKR I was pheasant hunting in N.E. South Dakota. The entire process from the pre-surgery consult with rehab, thru the surgery, and the rehab afterwards was explained exactly how it would progress. I am totally happy with the results.”
– Stew M.
Treated by: Lew Papendick, MD
“Excellent knowledge and clarity, from every appointment, before & after surgery, including up to today.  You have made every Woodruff experience outstanding!  Thanks  ”
– Jonathan B.
Treated by: Robert Woodruff, MD
“Dr. Marrs was the surgeon for a recent hip replacement. I am extremely pleased by his skill and professionalism. I was given adequate information before the surgery which helped me prepare for the after surgery adjustments. Any questions I had after the surgery were completely answered. I would recommend him to my friends any time.”
– Ray P.
Treated by: Jeff Marrs, MD
“Dr. Papendick has been wonderful for both of my knee scopes. He fixed my left knee in 2014, my knee was very bad and the pain was gone right away. The best part is I no longer have restless leg syndrome in that leg. This past fall of 2015  he corrected my right knee. I no longer have the pain in my right knee. I am so grateful for Dr. Papendick and what he did for me. We would even joke in the office or when I would see him at sporting events. I recommend Dr. Papendick for any help that you need. Thank you, Dr. Papendick!”
– Gloria W.
Treated by: Lew Papendick, MD
“You facility is user-friendly, the staff courteous and welcoming. Dr. Kadrmas and his nurse are outstanding. They always take the time to make sure I understand the treatment and to answer any questions I may have. I also see P.A. Candy for injections sometimes and she is great. Thanks for the excellent care.”
– Julie M.
Treated by: Michael Kadrmas, MD
“Heather Rice, PA, was a very attentive, concerned medical person regarding my situation. Her recommended PT for a neck problem was of great help, as was the treatment for carpal tunnel of my right wrist/hand. Before this, I could only play my guitar a few minutes a day. I am a writer, and typing at my computer could only be done in short bursts. Now, I can play guitar and type longer. Thank you!”
– Donald T.
“I had the series of 3 euflexxa shots given to me by Candace. The appointments were promptly at the appointed times or early.  The shots were expertly given with no pain. Candace was great! And the shots worked well.”
– Kathryn P.


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