The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care
provider-related questions on the nationally-recognized Press Ganey
Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5
with 5 being the best score.
Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full.
Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
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I will recommend for sure
Patient | February 24, 2018
would highly recommend
Patient | February 19, 2018
I have seen many orthopedic doctors over my lifetime. Dr. Polkowski has a great personality for an orthopod. I really appreciate both his ability to perform surgery and to communicate with the patient.
Patient | February 19, 2018
Dr. Polkowski is always a cool guy. I trust him with all my bones and joints!
Patient | February 19, 2018
Patient | January 30, 2018
Very pleasantly surprised!
Patient | January 27, 2018
Infusion lab wait time is terrible I have been there 5-7 hours some days. Scheduling is terrible at 160 Oaks.
Patient | January 4, 2018
Excellent physician. If I ever have to have my other knee replaced, I would certainly go to him.
Patient | January 3, 2018
Dr.Polkowski is GREAT!! My husband and I love him!!!
Patient | December 25, 2017
we traveled fromChatt to Nashville to see this provider. excellent coordination of care from Vanderbilt when I had surgery last year for hip replacement. I have a blood clotting disorder and was referred to Vanderbilt & Dr Polkoski for this reason . excellent care!!
Patient | December 19, 2017
Dr. Polkowski has been wonderful throughout my recovery process after surgery, as well as before and during surgery. He gave me the ability to save my hip when I was misdiagnosed by my original doctor, and allowed me to walk again without pain. I cannot sing his praises enough for helping me, and how amazing he is at what he does. I've never had a better physician before, he truly is wonderful at his job.
Patient | December 18, 2017
Going into this knee replacement surgery, I was apprenhensive. After meeting and talking with Dr. Polkowski, my mind was more at ease. Everything went as described by Dr. Polkowski and his staff. Each step of the surgery and recovery was explained. VUMC is so fortunate to have Dr. Polkowski in the Joints Clinic with his expertise, professionalism, passionate about his work and approachable.
Patient | December 12, 2017
Dr. Polkowski is my one and only orthopaedist! I have nothing but good things to say about him, and have recommended him to several people... and will continue to do so.
Patient | December 7, 2017
Patient | November 2, 2017
Dr. Polkowski is an excellent surgeon! My knees are in excellent shape ! He replaced both during two surgeries!
Patient | November 1, 2017
Dr Polkowski is a wonderful surgeon, he is a much better provider than what I have available in upstate New York. that is why I travelled so far to have him do my procedure.
Patient | October 9, 2017
Always excellent care (respectful).
Patient | October 6, 2017
Patient | September 22, 2017
Dr. Polkowski treated me with respect & delivered outstanding outcomes in 3 surgeries in 7 months. He was & is a superb doctor!
Patient | September 13, 2017
Very good experience.
Patient | August 28, 2017
Simply the best surgeon I have ever seen. He actually listens. That's why we drive 5 hours one way for every visit.
Patient | June 3, 2017
Knowledgeable & experienced.
Patient | May 31, 2017
as noted earlier, this provider was the gate keeper and I was forced to see him first. terrible inconvenience and expensive. I knew what I wanted the consult about and was unable to get to the doc who specialized in that work. Terrible waste of my time and money
Patient | May 16, 2017
The purpose of my visit was to get a second opinion concerning a knee replacement. Dr. Powlkowski was very helpful and knowledgable.
Patient | April 25, 2017
He is very caring, listens and answers all questions. He also is interested in other topics that I talk about.
Patient | April 22, 2017
DR Polkowski is a rare find, Humor, knowledge, actually cares, its not just the money or recognition, he really cares, and respects you as well
Patient | February 26, 2017
The doctor was very friendly and answered all my questions. When the time comes for me to have hip surgery I will be back to see him. He put my mind at ease and explained everything about hip surgery.
Patient | February 17, 2017
You guys rock!!
Patient | February 10, 2017
Have already recommend Dr. Polkowski.
Patient | January 19, 2017
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