Patient Reviews

At Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, we are privileged to serve the bone, joint, and muscle needs of our community in Gastonia and the surrounding areas. 

We invite you to explore the stories of our past and present patients to learn more about the expert, compassionate care we have to offer you and your loved ones. 

  • “I went in for a cortisone shot, and Dr. Prato gave it in a very painless and professional way. ”
    – Lynn A.
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  • “Dr. Johnson was able to explain very clearly the origin of my particular problem, the pain associated with it and the best way of treating it in a precise and detailed way. In the past, he has done biceps reattachment surgery on me, and the results were fantastic. There’s no residual pain, and except for the scar, I might forget I ever had surgery. I have every confidence in him on all matters orthopedic and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”
    – Peter J.
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  • “Very satisfied.”
    – David J.
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  • “Professional and very knowledgeable! No one better out there!”
    – Marsha B.
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  • “We had a soccer injury and they fit us in quickly and took great care of my son!! Great customer service, excellent staff and loved Dr. Skeete. Very easy to deal with and wonderful communication throughout our whole ordeal. Wouldn’t even think of going anywhere else! ”
    – Julie W.
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  • “Dr. Parikh was awesome. I felt very confident in his care. He provided me with some much-needed pain relief. Wish I would have seen him sooner.”
    – Vanessa A.
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  • “A good doctor and very knowledgeable about my condition.”
    – Mark H.
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  • “She is very easy to talk with and I feel very comfortable and confident about her performing my surgery.”
    – Florence K.
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  • “Very excellent service. I would definitely recommend to a family member or friend.”
    – Linda L.
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  • “Very personable and thorough with an explanation of diagnosis. Gave me a chance to ask questions, even though I was a walk-in. I was seen very quickly. Exceptional service.”
    – Jennifer D.
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  • “He was so wonderful and caring. I could barely walk before I had my hips replaced and I had a limp. Now I feel great. It has been two years since my surgery and everything is still wonderful. I would highly recommend Dr. Prato for any orthopedic care. He is awesome! ”
    – Casaundra L.
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  • “Dr. Parikh was awesome!! The staff made me feel comfortable for my procedure. This was not the first time I have been treated by Carolina Orthopedics and my experience has always been awesome!! I have referred several people to your facility because of the genuine care that is provided by the Doctors and Staff. Carolina Orthopedic truly has the best interest for the patients health and well being. ”
    – Cynthia M.
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  • “Received bilateral sacroiliac joint injections and I wouldn’t have trusted any other Doctor to do this. I had minimal discomfort and am very pleased with my treatment. ”
    – Cynthia F.
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  • “Thank you to Dr. Thomason for getting me back in the dog show ring with my knee replacement! After 35 years in the airline industry, loading aircraft and catering flights, my knees and shoulders are worn out. Dr. Johnson repaired my shoulder, and again I have been able to return to work and my activities. Thanks to a great team!!!!”
    – Amy S.
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  • “ Dr. Thomason explained everything to us and why he was ordering the MRI. He is a very friendly person that does not talk over our heads with his words. ”
    – Danny M.
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  • “Dr. Prato was very honest with my diagnosis. I will recommend him in the future.”
    – Michael S.
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  • “Very satisfied!!”
    – Gale S.
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  • “Dr. Thomason is the best. Fixed my shoulder and has given me use of my knees far longer than I ever hoped without surgery. 100 stars”
    – Kristen S.
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  • “The staff is very nice and efficient. Dr. Thomason was knowledgeable and knew just what to do for my knee pain!”
    – Sue R.
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  • “On time, friendly, efficient.”
    – John W.
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  • “Very informative visit ending with an injection and scheduling surgery. ”
    – Beverly S.
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  • “Excellent. ”
    – Constance M.
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  • “Dr. Prato was caring and knowledgeable about my problem. He informed me of my options.”
    – Nelda M.
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  • “Love this facility, staff and all of the Doctors. They are always friendly, polite and make you feel like family. They really want to get you feeling better. Dr. Johnson is the bomb!! Highly recommend to others.”
    – Toni G.
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  • “Dr. Prato is excellent! He takes his time and explains his findings with you. Very thorough Doctor! ”
    – James B.
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