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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. 

  • “Dr. Olson explains everything to me and answers all of my questions. He listens to me and cares about my feelings. He is the best.”
    – Cheryl C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “Explained everything to me.”
    – Gwen W.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “He is very knowledgeable & kind & explains things so you can understand them. Has a great personality too.”
    – Benita W.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “I have found Dr. Johnson to be personable, knowledgeable,a person who listens, and gives excellent advice based on his medical expertise. There was discussion about scheduling to suit my teaching commitment and his advice made the scheduling easy. He has an efficient and yet caring manner and I recommend Dr. Johnson, all of the people that I have met at his office, and at the Outpatient Clinic area where the surgery was performed. Stellar performance from true professionals and I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Johnson and his team.”
    – Shirley Y.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “PA, Emily was very professional and caring during my visit. After a very thorough exam she took the time to explain the results of her findings and recommended follow-up. I didn't feel rushed and believe that her in-depth knowledge and experience will be instrumental in my recovery.”
    – David B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor:
  • “Dr. Neimeyer was terrific.”
    – Richard M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor:
  • “My first visit with Dr. Thomason was great. I must be lucky and blessed! Perfect match! We talked, he listened, I listened! He recommended a course of treatment. Had my xrays. We talked again! I made my decision because of several problems that I have to go with Gelsyn-3 and two knee replacements at a later date. Dr. H. Clayton Thomason was the right doctor for me. I felt that I could trust him and he made everything easy for me to understand. Since then, I have received all injections of Gelsyn-3 jel. Can't wait to see him again or my next visit.”
    – Mark M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “Excellent dr who listened to my concerns and made me feel better. I liked the treatment plan and feel confident in it.”
    – Mary B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Dolly Skeete, MD
  • “He listen to your problem.”
    – Mary S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Tejas N. Parikh, MD
  • “Made me feel comfortable for my first time there treating my knee. I appreciate that in a doctor.”
    – Sonya B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Christopher A. Prato, MD
  • “My entire experience was GREAT. From the check-in process all the way up until my foot was place in the cast. Everyone was friendly, compassionate, and eager to help me get back to my best health possible.”
    – Celeste M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor:
  • “I was very comfortable with Dr. Archibald and feel his attention and concern to my personal problem was most professional. I will certainly make an appointment if necessary again.”
    – Joann M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Ian D. Archibald, MD
  • “Dr. Prato is very knowledgeable and could easily explain to me what the problem with my left shoulder was and how to help me. I'm looking forward to my next visit with Dr. Prato on 02/06/2017.”
    – Josef D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor:
  • “I received excellent care, questions were answered and diagnosis thoroughly explained. I am a patient for life!”
    – Cynthia P.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “Doctor Skeete examined all the joints in my left and right hands and fingers that were causing me to experience severe pain when I would close my hands tightly to hold something or to grip something like a broom or rake. Doctor Skeete had the lab make images of my hands to determine if there were signs of Arthritis or other conditions that might be causing the pain I was experiencing. Doctor Skeete examined the images made of my hands and found I had spots in my joints that were caused by Arthritis in the joints of my hands and fingers. Doctor Skeete instructed me to start using Volteran Gel and apply it to the joints of both of my hands and fingers 3 to 4 time a day. Doctor Skeete also sent instructions to the Pharmacy I use to fill a Prescription for the Volteran Gel for me. I started using the Volteran Gel that day, as Doctor Skeete instructed me, and after 5 days of using the Volteran, as Doctor Skeete instructed me, the pain began to be reduced in the joints of both hands and fingers. After a few more days, the pain was almost eliminated. Now, I feel much, much better when I close my hands or grip something. I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere "Thanks" to Doctor Skeete for her knowledge and her time to locate my problem and to provide me relief through the procedure she recommended to get me back to almost normal . I really appreciate Doctor Skeete and I appreciate her Staff and Assistants and everyone at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center for their care, support and attention.”
    – Jerry C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Dolly Skeete, MD
  • “Several months ago, Doctor Parikh examined my lower back that was causing me to experience severe back and left leg pain during the night that kept me from sleeping for no more than several hours a night. Doctor Parikh reviewed an MRI that he had requested be made on my Lower Lumbar section and determined I was experiencing the pain in a joint. Doctor Parikh scheduled the following injection procedure; L Si JT Inj.. I followed Doctor Parikh's instructions after he performed the injection and, that night, I got the best sleep, without any back or leg pain, that I've had in weeks and months. Since then, I have sleep all night without any back or leg pain and I feel like a new person since I get plenty of sleep and rest at night. I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere "Thanks" to Doctor Parikh for his knowledge and his time to locate my lower back problem and to provide me relief through the procedure he preformed to get me back to normal and to get the rest and sleep I'm getting now. I really appreciate Doctor Parikh and I appreciate him, his Staff and Assistants and everyone at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center for their care, support and attention.”
    – Jerry C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Tejas N. Parikh, MD
  • “My experience has been great. I felt that the doctor and his PA really had and have my best interest at heart and do what they can to help ease my pain as much as possible. Everyone that I have come in contact with at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center has all been very nice, respectful and helpful. There hasn't been anyone that has been rude or negligent in any way. I have and will tell my family and friends about Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center because I truly trust the doctors and staff with my care.”
    – Janie D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Tejas N. Parikh, MD
  • “I am very pleased with that doctor.”
    – Carolyn L.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “Dr. Olson had done foot surgery for me a couple years ago and did a fantastic job. I live in Florida now and was going to be in your area. I scheduled an appointment with him for this time as I had some questions and wanted a consult with a doctor I had the up most confidence. He was very helpful and took his time answering my questions and advising me. And not to forget, the staff have always been wonderful and have gone out of their way to help with anything I needed. This includes the admin staff as well as the clinical staff. By the way, I love your new building.”
    – Robbin M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “Dr. Clay has an incredible team from the office to the OR. He is the finest doctor I've ever had the pleasure of working with. 2 Hip replacements now should tell the story. He uses the most modern techniques available. He is patient with me, makes me feel safe about the adventure and the outcome is excellent. I am progressing very well. If I had a third hip to replace, Clay would be my choice LOL!”
    – Cherie E.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “Dr. Thomason was great and was able to answer all my questions before and after surgery not to mention he performed an excellent operation. The rehabilitation facility as excellent. My trainer Scott was very motivating and worked me hard and it was appreciated. The doctors nursing staff was also great. Everyone was always upbeat, personable and very good at their jobs. I would highly recommend this group for anyone who needed a knee replacement.”
    – Jackie H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “Other than breaking my elbow, my entire experience at Carolina Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine has been very pleasant. The staff is friendly and professional. The doctor was friendly and made me feel at ease. He explained everything to me so that I knew what to expect as to my surgery and recovery. I think this was the first experience at a doctors office to which I did not dread going.”
    – Lynne B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “I had rotator cuff problems and everyone I dealt with was awsome!”
    – John B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Christopher A. Prato, MD
  • “I was pleased with the time and his diagnosis he gave and treated me. He was very truthful and honest about the trouble I was having with my knees. Thanks for the time and how nice I was treated by Dr. Thomason and the staff.”
    – Patsy K.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “Doc. Clay is a great doctor and Kim and all the staff is very professional and friendly. you actually feel like they really care (which they do). He did my first knee replacement and will do my next. would recommend him to anyone. That just about raps it up in a nut shell.”
    – Russell Byerly
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD

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