Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists

Patient Testimonials

See what our patients and their families have to say. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive orthopedic care in a compassionate and caring environment.

Dr. Gibson has been my Orthopedic Surgeon since 2001. He gained me as a patient through the emergency room Sentara Norfolk Gen, I had pulled my shoulder literally apart, it was an on the job injury. From that moment on he’s performed 5 surgeries on me. Right shoulder twice, both knees, total replacements, recently repaired my left rotor cuff. I’ve never had any issues with my surgeries. I’ve had a partial shoulder replacement performed by Dr Carofino as well. Dr Gibson is an awesome Surgeon I’ve always been treated very well by him. I would definitely recommend Dr Gibson and Atlantic Orthopedic Specialists.

I highly recommend AOS.  They got me in quickly and once I found out I needed surgery, I was scheduled right away.  Both Brice and Dr. Carofino were great, as well as the rest of the staff.  They are a very busy office but I felt like they took their time and took great care of me.

Just wanted to take a few moments to comment on the treatment I received recently from Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists…Dr. Morina is professional, courteous and pinpointed the problem even before I had my MRI done…Belinda is wonderful…She went above and beyond to ensure that all of my questions were answered …Darrell Becker, MA, PT is by far the most experienced, knowledgeable, competent, caring and capable therapist I ever had the fortune to work with. A hearty thanks to everyone from the doctors to the appointment schedulers. They are simply the best. Very Respectfully, Samuel H.

Thank you so much for facilitating Dr. Markham and Dr. Murray coordinating treatment medication for my mother… As I told you on the phone the other day, I am so very impressed with your group, from the website through every person, all so kind and helpful. Again, many thanks for everything! Sincerely, Elaine P.

Just want to say I’m on the right track & feeling better already thanks to the care and expertise of (Drs.) Sam Kline, David Clifford, and Claire Reyes (Williams), DPT. Sincerely, Cindy H.

Please pass on to Dr. Manke that my wife and I continue to be grateful to him for surgically repairing our son’s … arm. He is doing great and just signed a professional contract … in Major League Soccer. We will never forget what Dr. Manke and his staff did for (him). Thank you all so much. Steve N.

I have been a patient of Dr. Morina’s since I was in high school and first tore my ACL playing basketball. I am now 39 and I had to have surgery to repair my rotator cuff from boxing. I had heard from people how they are never the same after surgery and how they never regain full mobility of their limbs, so it made me extremely apprehensive about having this surgery done. Well, I decided to go ahead and have it done after ongoing nights of restless sleep due to the increasing pain and I AM SO GLAD I DID! The surgery went very well. Dr. Morina is the best! Afterwards I started my physical therapy at one of the best places in Hampton Roads. I have had physical therapy before at places of my choice, but this time I just went with what Dr. Morina set up, which was Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists at Princess Anne. I cannot thank the staff in there enough. They are extremely professional and caring from the front desk (Jessica and Heather) all the way to the back. Holly is my physical therapist and the girls (Kelly, Kelcy and Janet) all help with my routines. I feel as though my success is their success. I appreciate them from the bottom of my heart for all they have done and are continuing to do to get me back to my 100% status. I will definitely recommend this office and my therapist to anyone and everyone who asks. My follow up appointment is coming and I graduate from 3 times a week to once or twice a week, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity to acknowledge the staff at Princess Anne. Thanks again to everyone for making this process an enjoyable one. I would say painless, but pain comes with the surgery and healing. ☺ Outside of that pain… You all ROCK! Much thanks & love,

Kevin Griffin was born with cerebral palsy, a condition which frequently affects normal usage in the hands of those challenged with it. People that have this disability often suffer from deformities of the joints along with permanently rigid, tightened muscles. This is his story before and after receiving treatment. At Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, Mr. Griffin met with Dr. Samuel Kline, a board certified hand specialist who examined him and assessed his functional status. Being left-handed, he was glad to hear that Dr. Kline recommended a procedure that would allow him to gain function in this extremity. On May 9th, Kevin underwent the surgery which consisted of fusing a bone in his left hand and also lengthening a tendon. In a recent interview, Mr. Griffin exclaimed that “The results are amazing. I am now able to do things that I simply could not do before such as; shooting a basketball or gripping something … anything”. He knows that he still has some work to do during his physical therapy sessions, in strengthening his hand. However, he is now looking forward to a very bright future and thanks Dr. Kline for his improved quality of life. Kevin later added that “This past Father’s Day I was able to shake my father’s hand for the very first time in my life”.

I want to let Dr. Carofino know that my shoulder pain has gone from a 10 to maybe a 2/3, and I am very pleased with this relief – the injection I received yesterday was on point! Please pass the message to him and give him my thanks!

My doctor has cleared me to return to work but before I do I want to compliment two of your excellent employees, Mr. David Gregory and Ms. Morgan Parker. They have done an outstanding job in assisting me with my post knee replacement physical therapy regimen. For the past month, I have visited your Volvo Parkway facility 2-3 days a week and on each occasion they have proven themselves to be true professionals. Their time and consideration were greatly appreciated as were their congenial personality, professional demeanor, and physical therapy skills. As someone who has over 20 years of customer service experience (both internally and externally) I can state unequivocally that David and Morgan possesses all those desired traits and abilities to be outstanding representatives in providing customer/patient service, support, and satisfaction at the highest level. If they are examples of the type and quality of individuals employed by your company I would not hesitate in the future to suggest and/or recommend Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists as the physical therapy provider of choice. Respectfully, William M.