Nurses Know Best

Who knows better than the nurses who work alongside operating room physicians year after year? Here are just a few of the many nurses who are once again leading active lives and are very happy with the results of their shoulder, knee and hip surgeries performed by Dr.Leon Mead.

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking - Henry Ford

Harriet Garman

Harriet Garman

Harriet Garman (R.N.) Testimony

My name is Harriet Garman and I have been a Registered Nurse for the last 45 years. I have worked in the Operating Room for most of my career and have worked at Naples Day Surgery since 1994.

A few years ago I had an injury that ultimately resulted in my needing a total knee replacement. The choice of a surgeon was easy! Since I worked with the Orthopedic Surgeons on a regular basis, I knew who I wanted to do my surgery: Dr. Leon Mead. His total team approach in the OR and demand for perfection by the surgical team is the care I wanted.

Dr. Mead has been a known leader in Orthopedic Surgery advancement in Naples as long as I have lived here. His surgical techniques and total care of the patients is what I wanted for myself. Since I had a job that required me to be away as little as possible, I needed a surgeon who would be able to do my surgery and help me quickly return to my responsibilities as an OR Director. Dr. Mead’s surgical approach to knee replacement and arthroscopy shoulder surgery provided me exactly what I needed.

Since my first knee replacement I have had my other knee replaced as well, as Arthroscopy Shoulder Surgery for a torn rotator cuff. I could not have received better care. Dr. Mead has a wonderful team of professionals assisting in his office, making sure all your needs are met. I recommend Dr. Mead to all my friends and family.

If you need an Orthopedic Surgeon, choose the one that has the skill and knowledge to provide you the best surgical experience you can receive. Choose Dr. Leon Mead. I did and I could not have made a better choice!

Margaret Lussier (R.N.) Testimony

I have worked as a surgical nurse in the Naples-Fort Myers for over 16 years. I have had the privilege of working with many qualified surgeons. When it comes to orthopedic care for my family or friends there is only one physician I turn to: Dr. Leon Mead. From fractures to total joints Dr. Mead is most proficient. What I like best about Dr. Mead is his commitment to quality. He accepts nothing but the best for his patients and treats each one as if they were his own family member.

Paige Richardson (C.O.R.T) Testimony

I have worked as a certified surgical technologist for the past fifteen years. Over the course of my career, I have had the good fortune to work with some wonderful orthopedic surgeons. That being said, when I need orthopedic care for myself or one of my family members, there is only one choice: Dr. Leon Mead. Dr. Mead is meticulous in his care. He treats every patient as if they are the single most important patient in his care. He takes his responsibility very seriously, and will go to great lengths to ensure the best possible outcome for his patients.

Barb Seiberth (CAT/NCH OR) Testimony

Dr. Mead is an accomplished surgeon and caring physician. How do I know this? For over 17 years, I have observed him in the operating room as I have worked side by side with him as a member of Naples Community Hospital’s surgical team. In addition, my strong and flexible shoulder is a result of Dr. Mead’s skill. In June of 2006 he performed a decompression and rotator cuff repair on my right shoulder.

The results of that surgery exceeded my expectations. In surgery, Dr. Mead takes his time, makes certain all is done well and uses up-to-date techniques and technology. Because of Dr. Mead’s facility in the OR and in doing my arthroscopic surgery, I chose him to be my surgeon. As a patient, I found that he is not only a wonderful surgeon but an exceedingly empathetic physician as well.

When Dr. Mead met me before and after my surgery, he was always a wonderful listener; he understood and patiently answered my questions and concerns. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Mead for many more years as he performs surgeries on the patients of SW Florida. His work allows each patient like me to regain their quality of life.

Cathy DeRenzo (MSPT) Testimony

As a physical therapist with many years of experience, I have worked in 8 states with over 50 orthopedic surgeons. I truly believe Dr. Mead is the best! I always look forward to seeing his patients, because I know how smoothly it will go.

Jackie Lowry (R.N. CNOR) Testimony

I have had the privilege to know and work with Dr. Leon Mead for over 15 years in the Operating Room. In that time, I have witnessed consistent excellence in the delivery of care to his patients from the Pre-operative area to the Recovery Room. Because of his skills and knowledge many of the surgical staff of NCH have chosen Dr. Mead for their orthopedic surgical care. My husband received a new hip by Dr. Mead, and from initial consultation in the Office to his full recovery, the experience was perfect in every way. I will continue to recommend Dr. Mead to anyone needing orthopedic surgical intervention with the assurance that their experience will equal that of my husband’s or even better, if that could be possible!

Lisa Hatch (R.N.) Testimony

As an operating room nurse for 25 years, when it came to choosing a surgeon for my own orthopedic care, Dr. Mead was the clear choice for me.