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Patient Stories

As a result of the compassionate care we deliver, we develop lasting relationships with our patients. Many times we hear from our patients about how the doctors and staff at Greater Chesapeake Hand to Shoulder have helped them. For those of you we hear from, we thank you for passing along your kind words. If you would like to submit your patient story please email

As a new patient, I was pleased to get an appointment extremely quickly.  Staff was very friendly.  Dr Higgins was very personable and told me all the options related to my issue.  Having x-ray in the room next door was very convenient.  I would definitely recommend the office.  ~ non disclosed patient

I've been an RN for a long time, so I'm judgmental of doctors.  I was referred to Dr Zimmerman by my primary physician.  Best referral ever! From day one to last follow up appointment I found Dr Zimmerman to be humble yet confident, professional yet not stuffy. (he wears the coolest socks)  His staff is as accommodating and pleasant as he is...Don't let the baby face fool you.. He KNOWS what he is doing! He fixed me! Isn't that what it is all about?  I sing his praises!!! ~ Ruthy

Dr Forthman was extremely compassionate and supportive throughout my procedure including diagnosis, surgery, and post op.  The results of surgery were better than I expected.  ~ Mary

Last year I shattered my elbow.  Dr Segalman did amazing work putting the elbow back together with a lot of hardware..and then this year taking out the majority of the hardware.  Despite the extent of the injury, I have had a great outcome with the majority of range of motion and use of the arm restored. I've had two surgeries and many office visits, and Dr Segalman is highly skilled, patient, answers questions thoroughly and makes you feel at ease.  I highly recommend him and this office.  ~ Eileen

Dr Innis listens, and that is so important in my opinion.  He is professional and explains everything in detail.  I trust his recommendations ~ Natalie

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