Ron Stevens

“Thanks Dr. Karpie, my knee is 200 percent better!”

—Ron Stevens, Silver Lake, NY

Ron Stevens was tired of taking the stairs slowly one step at a time. “My left knee had been getting more and more painful for several years,” says Ron (left). “It got to the point where I couldn’t kneel, and my knee had buckled several times. It was time to do something.”

For his knee replacement surgery, Ron chose Wyoming County Community Health System and Dr. John Karpie (right) a boardcertified orthopaedic surgeon. “I’ve seen a lot of doctors in my life, and I’ve never met one as friendly as Dr. Karpie,” says Ron. “He’s an excellent doctor.”

The day after his surgery, Ron was up and walking. “I just had minor pain for a few days. It was so minor, in fact, that I didn’t even need to take my pain medication. And I could not have asked for a better group of people to take care of me during my stay.”

Ron then went to physical therapy for several weeks. “Eventually, they told me I was so far ahead of schedule that therapy was no longer needed,” he says. “Now going up and down stairs is a breeze. I just can’t say enough good things about my experience at Wyoming County Community Health System!”