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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. 

  • “I am very happy and satisfied with the doctors at Carolina Orthopaedic and they have helped me a lot.”
    – Sherrie G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Ian D. Archibald, MD
  • “Great doctor. Was honest. Great bedside personality”
    – Gina M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Dolly Skeete, MD
  • “Knee injections to hold off surgery until after golf season. So far, two weeks after 3rd jab, knee is much better! I can go down steps normally. Wow!”
    – Roderick C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “Dr. Johnson was great. He met with me and covered my options for dealing with my knee pain. We elected surgery. He did a great job getting my surgery scheduled and performed to fit my schedule. The follow-ups went well and I feel great about the recovery to-date.”
    – Ken T.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “Very professional, fixed my shoulder the first time, Thanks.”
    – Stephen S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “Dr. Olson did surgery on my foot in 2012 and I've had great success. He was also very personable and I enjoyed having him as my doctor. I recommend this practice because I have gotten good care here.”
    – Susan S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “I enjoy coming here to this office, the staff is all friendly and helpful, the doctors are all good at what they do, and the office is clean and organized. They have one person at the front door to help with where to go because the office has four waiting areas now. In the old building there was only one waiting area for all the doctors. They also have the PT department in the same building now too. I tell all my friends and people I talk to about this office and how good they are. The doctors takes time and tell you all about what is going on and what needs to be done. I had right shoulder surgery and I am doing good. I had to have PT too and the PT department is good at what they do too. My mother has had both shoulder surgeries done here and my father has had one shoulder surgery done here too. We like the doctors because they are good.”
    – Samantha H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “Excellent experience from check-in to X-ray tech to nurse to doctor to check-out – superior cross customer service & caring. Great staff!”
    – Rebecca L.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “Dr. Archibald is an excellent doctor. He has helped me so much over the years. My knee replacement on December 15th went as planned. His staff is also wonderful in every way. My physical therapy was also so helpful. I would recommend Dr. Archibald to all my friends. God bless.”
    – Bonnie T.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Ian D. Archibald, MD
  • “Doctor Olson has an approachable yet professional manner with his patient interface. He exudes the confidence of a successful practitioner, which judging from the results I've had, he is. I hope I won't need his services again, but if I do he'll be my first choice.  ”
    – Michael H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “My wife, Vicki, and I were in the middle of the Sea of Japan this summer when I fell and broke my leg in three places. I was told I would be leaving the ship the next day and sent to a Japanese hospital for examination and possible treatment. During the day I called Dr. Thomason which was night time in Gastonia. I could not reach him, but he called us in a few minutes and advised us to the take a picture of the X-ray taken on the ship with an iPhone and send the picture to him. Dr. Thomason did not push me to come home but said he believed it would be ok to travel back home for the needed operation on my leg. A Japanese doctor agreed and consulted with Dr. Thomason during the night in the states and the Japanese doctor was able to give me a "Fit to Fly" certification that would allow me to come home for the surgery. When I returned home two days later, I had been scheduled for the operation. I appreciate Dr. Thomason talking to a doctor in Japan late at night to help me be able to have surgery and follow-up at home. I feel I received the best care from Dr. Thomason, his staff, the hospital and the rehab unit.  The Best!”
    – Fred C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “Dr. Thomason has operated on me four times all for different reasons and I recovered well and was back to normal in a very reasonable amount of time. He is a great surgeon.”
    – Ronald J.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “As usual, Dr. Archibald was very thorough in explaining my MRI, the problem and the treatment. I have complete confidence in his handling of my health issues.”
    – Nicholas K.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Ian D. Archibald, MD
  • “Within two months I went from very minor issues of slight discomfort in my right knee to excruciating pain 10+. I knew something had to be done quickly because I could not take two steps without severe pain. My family physician, Dr. Rinehart, recommended Dr. Archibald and I knew right away I could trust the recommendation. This conclusion was spot on especially after meeting Dr. Archibald and his superb staff. If I had not been so wracked with pain the meeting would have been like a family reunion. Everyone was supportive and careful to keep me informed and comfortable with my visits.  I highly recommend Dr. Archibald and his staff and am thankful I had the good fortune to have them work with my knee. Still recovering still somewhat sore at times but as I am reminded this is major surgery, luckily I had the best team on my side.”
    – John G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Ian D. Archibald, MD
  • “Dr. Parikh becomes sure he is treating the correct problem. He recommends treatment with good details of what will be done and how that will happen. I am well pleased with Carolina Orthopaedic.”
    – Cy R.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Tejas N. Parikh, MD
  • “Great Staff, Great Doctor.”
    – James H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “I was seen for hip pain and received injections. The staff was pleasant and professional. Dr. T was wonderful.”
    – Martha O.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “Dr. Johnson is more than just a doctor. He takes the time to get to know his patients and always goes the extra mile to make sure that an athlete's long-term health is first priority. He is never in a hurry and takes time to stress the importance of proper exercising and stretching. Dr. Johnson has helped me with my arm-care program since I was 10 years old and I definitely recommend him to anyone, whether they are an athlete or not.”
    – Garrett S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “Hopefully I'll never need any more surgeries but if I did I would certainly go back to Dr. Clay Thomaon. His dad was my cardiologist and I can't say enough good things about either one of them. I have referred many people to Dr Clay who needed an orthopedist. His staff was also to notch, which can't be said about many practices anymore.”
    – Joanne H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “I feel Dr. Erik Johnson is probably the best doctor that has ever treated me. I have suffered a few years with my shoulder being told that all I had was arthritis. Dr. JOHNSON OPERATED AND I CAN LAY IN A BED AND SLEEP AGAIN. He never prejudiced me like some doctors like all I wanted was something for pain. Of which I have no need now, that my pain is almost totally gone. I believe in another month or so and I'll  be totally pain-free. Thanks for repairing my shoulder. You and your staff are the BEST EVER.”
    – Robert R.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “I have had both knees replaced (not at the same time). Dr. Thomason was terrific. After one of my surgeries, I had a problem with scar tissue. He corrected it and I have no problems since.”
    – Dorothy M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: H. Clayton Thomason, III, MD
  • “I'm a patient of Dr. Erik Johnson at Carolina Orthopaedic. He's treated me for my left shoulder injury that happened when I fell down a flight of stairs and the stairs won! He performed my surgery and has been THE best Orthopaedic specialist I have ever been to. He's very thorough, is always cordial and friendly as well as understanding of my situation whether it was a money issue when I was unemployed or a time constraint involving raising a family. I've recommended him to 2 others who have had Dr. Johnson perform their shoulder surgeries as well, both of which were very happy with him as I am. Dr. Erik Johnson is THE VERY BEST in his field and the staff at Carolina Orthopaedic are superb!!”
    – Jennifer C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD
  • “July 28, 2016, started out like any other work-day in the summertime. It was HOT! Mid-morning, I was walking through the office on the way to the workroom to mail a letter when suddenly my right, big toe had a painful stinging sensation. My reaction, "OUCH!" I inspected my foot and didn't notice anything unusual and went on about my business. As the workday progressed my right foot/toe began to turn red and swell. Not being one to run to the doctor immediately when something happens health wise, I walked on it for 10 more days! During the 10 days, I iced the foot, soaked the foot in a warm Epsom salts bath, drank concentrated cherry juice in water after being diagnosed by several family members as having gout, and limped around, A LOT!  I work in the healthcare field and finally one of our medical professionals insisted I see my PCP and go for an X-ray which revealed a pretty serious break of the second metatarsal of my right foot. I was shocked! My PCP referred me to Dr. Olson who fixed me right up with a walking boot. 12-14 weeks later I graduated to a lace-up leather brace, and currently, I am easing back into my regular shoes. The treatment from Dr. Olson and the staff at Carolina Orthopaedic was top-notch! Everyone from the front desk to the X-ray techs and the medical professionals that assist Dr. Olson during the office visit were excellent in the care of my right foot. I would trust Dr. Olson and Carolina Orthopaedic for all my orthopaedic challenges in the future....and I hope I don't  have any more of those challenges in the future...Just saying!”
    – Kathy H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Robert C. Olson, DPM
  • “"Dr. Archibald has performed two knee surgeries for me. I give him high marks in every category. Thank goodness I don't have to go to Charlotte to receive excellent orthopaedic care!"”
    – Eleanor N.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Ian D. Archibald, MD
  • “"I messed up my shoulder and needed a reverse replacement done. Dr. Johnson and his PA both did all they could to help with my pain. Dr. Johnson gave me my options and let me decide which way I wanted to go. I was totally pleased with the care I was given by everyone at Carolina Orthopaedic and at the hospital. The surgery was done so well , that I even had a shorter recovery time than I expected. I would refer Carolina Orthopaedic and Dr. Johnson, to anyone who needs a good orthopaedic."”
    – Richard D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Erik C. Johnson, MD

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