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The day I found your article on Dr. Charlie DeCook was one of the best days of my life. I had knee replacement in 2001, and that was the worst experience I have ever gone through. When I started having hip trouble, I put off surgery as long as I could.

After a terrible weekend, I was ready to set up surgery with another doctor when I ran across the article about Dr. DeCook. I called on Monday morning and set up an appointment. There were never any second thoughts about him doing my surgery.

I had total hip replacement on Nov. 17. This was the easiest surgery I have ever had. I was walking a couple hours after coming to my room, had a PT visit that afternoon and came home the next morning.

My home health team were all amazed at my progress; they had never heard about this surgery. Three weeks later, I was driving and doing whatever I wanted to do.

I have recommended Dr. DeCook to several people, and I know of two who have either had or will have him do their surgeries. I can't say enough good things about Dr. DeCook. I am so glad I found him and won't hesitate to go back to him when I have to have another knee or hip replaced.

Thank God Dr. DeCook came to Gainesville. He will make life so much better for a lot of people.

Virginia C. Dayton