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Dr. McCallister, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful care I received while in your care.
I had a total replacement of my right hip performed by Dr. Aric Christal and his team, and then spent one night recovering at the Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, WA. I have had a number of surgeries in my 71 years, often with hospital stays involved and this experience was clearly one of the best ever. Dr. Christal's talent, expertise, and caring were paramount in that experience. I was also very impressed by the extensive pre-op education and information provided by his 40+ page SwiftPath guide and the two-hour slide presentation. I have never experienced anything approaching that level of valuable medical preparation. I especially appreciated how the publication and presentation detailed the major areas of possible complications, such as infection, and then went on to detail the numerous steps that had been taken to mitigate those problems. Please note also that Dr. Christal's colleagues, Katelynn and Connie, were very patient and thoughtful in my dealing with them. My post-op recuperative care given by the people at Swedish in Edmonds was truly on a par with Dr. Christal's expertise. My RNS, Fran and FeAlma, were both great, very thoughtful and caring. Fe was especially good at explaining every med given. My CNAs, Asme, Marcy, Kachi and Sabrina, were all unfailingly kind, caring, and often even funny. The physical therapist, Stephanie, was also excellent. I'm sure that all involved must be proud of the good work they do, but it is my humble observation that each and every one of them definitely should be. It must be humbling to realize how many people's lives they improve so profoundly.
Dear Dr. McCallister, I would like to thank you and your wonderful staff, including the nurses in your surgical suite, for your excellent care and concern for my well being. You are all awesome. Keep up the great bedside manner—good doctors are hard to find.
Thank you so much for your kindness and help in my health conditions. God Bless you.
I just had my second knee replacement (the first was done elsewhere). SO much easier this time around. The hospital staff was wonderful and all said they would choose Dr Christal as their surgeon. The best part was that I went home the same day as surgery! Now I'm a few weeks out and making great progress. Thanks Dr Christal and the rest of the team!
Thank you Doctor, Thank you for helping me with my thumb injury. Also, thanks to Oscar and the office reception staff for their kindness.
I visited Dr. McCallister for a hurt finger that had been bothering me for a year. Another doctor had said it was a pulled tendon and yet another said it was broken. Dr. McCallister was the only doctor who actually helped me determine the problem and what to do about it. He’s very down to earth when he talks to you and he really tries to help you overall, not just the specific problem you came in for. If you need an orthopedic doctor, try him! Keep up the great work.
I wish to thank you for a successful knee replacement. Am doing great. Am up walking again!
Dr. Christal, you are an amazing doctor. I have never felt so wonderful after major surgery. I appreciate your expertise in joint replacements. I had expected my recovery to be more painful than it has been. I am so thankful that you are my doctor.
Dr. Christal, in addition to being an incredible surgeon, you listened, you cared, you got the job done! You will never know how much I appreciate you. There are no words.
FINALLY (after being treated by others)…you have fixed my right arm. Thank you Dr. McCallister!