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Patient Testimonials

Share Your Experience!

Discover what our patients have to say regarding their office visit, surgical experience or recovery process. We also encourage our existing patients to share their own experience!

OSI officially opened Jan. 1, 2015. We are an expansion of The Lyman Knee Clinic. Below are a few reviews from the Clinic. More can be seen at The Lyman Knee Clinic site. We will add reviews from our OSI patients as they become available.

Colleen Thomson

  • Surgeries on hand and arm for bite infection
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“Dr. Kuhlman-Wood saved both my life and my arm after a bite and severe infection in my hand and arm that required 12 days in the hospital and many surgeries (The first at midnight after being admitted to the emergency room) She literally was there day and night for myself and my family. To say she will always be in our hearts and prayers is an understatement. I trust her without question and will be forever grateful that I was in her care. How fortunate we are to have her in Coeur d'Alene!!!! ”

Ken M

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
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“Five weeks after surgery amazing results and rapid healing. Thanks for such a superb result.”

Sandy Staples

  • Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuffs, both shoulders
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“I am an active senior who did not like the pain and being inhibited from activities when I injured my right shoulder in 2010. Dr. Halvorson did an arthroscopic repair of my rotator cuff. What a relief! When I again fell and injured my left shoulder 4 years later, I went looking for Dr. Halvorson. He had earned my respect with his surgical skill. My son found him for me at The Lyman Clinic in Coeur d Alene. Dr. Halvorson again did arthroscopic repair of my left rotator cuff just 8 weeks ago. I am happily going to physical therapy and getting back into being an active senior again. Thank you Dr. Halvorson.”

Carie J.

  • ACL Replacement

“I am 39 years old and live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am quite active, playing organized sports and enjoy biking, running, watersports, skiing, etc. I had been on a wait list for ACL surgery with a local (Alberta) surgeon for several months and grew impatient with the wait time. I began to look at other options and thatas when I spotted the ad for The Lyman Knee Clinic in Impact Magazine, a local publication. In my initial consultation with Dr. Lyman I found him to be very approachable and friendly. He took the time to answer all of my questions without making me feel rushed and I felt he provided honest answers and did not pressure me at all to follow through with the surgery. In selecting my surgery date, Dr. Lyman and his staff were very accommodating in allowing me to choose a date that would fit my needs and with almost no wait time. The surgery centre was new and the staff friendly. I believe I was in and out of the surgery centre within 5 hours and could immediately bear weight. Post-surgery I had very little pain and was completely off pain medication after day four. I am currently at week eight, post-surgery, and while I have acquired patellar tendinitis, Dr. Lyman has given me the exercises I need to eliminate it. My knee feels stable and continues to strengthen. I hope to be running within the next month. Besides Dr. Lyman's friendly, professional manner, his favourable credentials and the friendliness of his staff, another reason I chose The Lyman Knee Clinic was that the quoted fee was a one-time charge; there were no surprise costs. I will confidently recommend The Lyman Knee Clinic to others.”

A Joubert

  • Two Knee Replacements

“I was on crutches in constant pain with no hope of a speedy solution when I found the Lyman Knee Clinic online, while searching for knee surgery. I needed knee replacements in both knees and visualized the next year in my life recovering from surgery and getting back on my feet. Since my first meeting with dr Lyman I felt much better and knew there was a solution in the not too far future. I was in theater less than two weeks later and everything about the recovery was remarkably faster and above expectations. My general health was good and I am in my early 50s. I was walking on crutches the evening of the surgery and going to the washroom all by myself. Pain management was done carefully and super effectively. 10 weeks after the first knee the other knee was done. Within two weeks of the operations I walked without any crutches. I experienced Dr Lyman as very professional, friendly and approachable and his staff the same.”

Pamela Ferguson

  • Ankle ORIF
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“On November 20 I had a total right hip replacement and just 8 weeks out slipped on ice and had multiple right ankle fractures. A good Samaritan took to the ER at KMC and Dr. Lyman was on call. He was kind but straightforward about the long recovery process ahead for me. Although initially painful my incisions look amazing clean and infection free. I am still non weight-bearing but I am very impressed with his care for me and his kindness.”


  • Son's ACL/Knee Reconstruction

“All I can say is that Dr Lyman is my hero! My son came home from college during Thanksgiving break and had an accident where he pretty much shattered everything in his knee. My son is going to school on a baseball scholarship so it was a very scary time. Dr. Lyman's provided an appointment for us the next following day and after examining his MRI, the Dr. determined that he needed surgery right away to provide the best outcome for him and therefore scheduled an emergency schedule for early the following morning. Even though he was not scheduled to work and had planned to go out of town on his holiday vacation, he made my son his top priority to do his surgery. Before the surgery when Dr Lyman reached out to me and told me that he would treat my son as if he was a member of his family, I knew he was in the best hands. This Thanksgiving, I am most thankful to Dr Lyman for taking such good care of my son. Thank you for your dedication and even checking on him after surgery when your were out of town!”

Barb Lowman

  • Knee Replacement

“North Idaho is so very fortunate to have such a skilled professional available to evaluate and take care of our knee problems. I'm delighted that I found him.

Being a 78 year old female in reasonably good health, I had no intentions of giving up my golf clubs or my bike due to a bad knee.

My knee replacement surgery went exceptionally well. I immediately started physical therapy after surgery and I had the desired range of motion much sooner than expected along with complete cycles on the bicycle the third time I was on it. My therapist was thrilled. I only needed a walker for three days and had no discomfort or pain to speak of. I did use a cane for a couple of weeks for balance and stability if I left the house. I was amazed! Although it was only a par three golf course, I was playing seven weeks after surgery and walking and pulling my clubs. My playing partners couldn't belive how well I was doing.

Dr. Lyman would be the first thing that would come to mind should my other knee need attention. He was patient, answering all questions, never rushing out of the room and his staff was always friendly, helpful and cheerful - and you just don't find this in most health care facilities.

I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Lyman with his extraordinary skills and the people he has surrounded himself with. A whole lot of pluses and not one negative.

Cheers to the Lyman Knee Clinic!”

Priscilla Bell

  • Double Knee Replacement

“Dr. Lyman performed my double knee replacement 6 weeks ago and I am doing amazingly well! My knee flexion is 134 degrees, which is exceptional, I am walking well and doing things I haven't been able to do in a long time. Double knee surgery is difficult, but Dr. Lyman's technique and use of technology to properly align all parts made the process much less painful and difficult than I expected. Plus, he is personable and caring and he really knows knees! I have total confidence in Dr. Lyman and highly recommend him!”