Mark J. Tenholder M.D.
Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Joint Replacement and Revision, Orthopaedic, Adult Reconstruction, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, and Minimally Invasive Surgeon
1034 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
1 (850) 863-2153
36474C Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
554-D Twin Cities Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Tenholder.
“Great manner with patient. Instills confidence. Honest. Did a great job with my surgery.”
– Richard B.
“The planning, patient education, preparation, surgical technique and expertise, follow up support, and physical therapy to enhance healing have been simply outstanding. I have never seen a more effective process. My procedure was a UKA, Right Knee. I was able to walk without a walker by the middle of the 10th day after surgery. I was completely off of Opiate pain relievers by the 14th day after surgery. Pain during that time was intense of course. However, I am fortunate to have a relatively high pain threshold and prefer lowering the risk of addiction by more carefully balancing pain with Opiates. The last 4 days I took only 1 dose a day, and that was the case for a number of days during the 2 weeks. A number of days were just 2 doses. Some 3 or 4 doses. The most 4. Notable soreness in the incision area, which does not require Opiate meds, continues at the 3 1/2 week point, but is slowly reducing each day. I found there was no direct pain from walking on the prosthesis from day 1, so rising from a sitting position and walking actually aided the control of pain levels. Excellent Physical Therapy practice by your assigned Home Health therapist returned my ROM to near normal by my 2 week post op visit with Dr. Mark Tenholder. I have experienced some afternoon tiredness following the 2 week siege of pain and effort, though I sleep well and normally at night. I suspect this might not be unexpected at my age.”
– James B.
“Dr. Tenholder is very thorough and patient. He explains everything and was always available. I could not be more satisfied. I have already recommended him to several people. My surgery and outcome so far has been do much easier than anticipated.”
– Elizabeth I.
“Dr. Tenholder and his staff are exceptional from top to bottom. From the initial consultation, through surgery and in physical therapy OA has far exceeded my expectations. Great Job!!”
– Gerald N.
“Dr. Tenholder explained everything about my total knee replacement as from what to expect and how to deal with everything. Being able to use the health loop everyday was an awesome tool that he told us about. He made us feel as if I was his top priority.”
– James R.
“Dr. Tenholder performed outstanding service for my 14 year old son. He reassured all would be fine as he checked my son and performed necessary service procedures. Dr. Tenholder gained my sons confidence. I highly recommend Dr. Tenholder and the whole Orthopedic practice as one of the best orthopedic offices in our area. For many years we have seen Dr. Tenholder be the Doctor on call at sports games . We are blessed to have such an office available to the residence of our community.”
– Tina W.
“Dr. Tenholder is caring and professional. He listens and tells it like it is. I like that. He answered all my concerns and what to expect.”
– Marguerite A.
“Dr. Tenholder is relaxed and informative.”
– Arlene G.
“Very professional, kind, caring Doctor who explained all aspects of the surgery.”
– Edwin G.
“I was nervous to start with my shots, but as soon as Dr. Tenholder gave me my first shot, I wasn't nervous anymore. After the other 2 that went by so quick, I didn't even realize I had them. He is a great doctor and very caring. His assistant was so nice and all the staff was great too! So I am glad I came to this office and I will be to sure to come back. I love the care I received! Thank you for making my appointments a great experience.”
– Sandra R.
“Dr. Tenholder is an awesome doctor. He was very patient and took the time to listen. He explained my problem in layman's terms and showed the mechanics of my issue on a knee model. I didn't feel like my problem was the same old run of the mill problem he deals with on a daily basis.”
– Clara C.
“I had the pleasure of being taken care of by Dr. Tenholder and his team. I have never had such an informative, reassuring, and just overall pleasant experience with a team of medical professionals. I had to undergo full reconstruction of my ACL and each appointment was full of useful information and the process from my initial appointment, to surgery, to the check-in site and emails making it a simple process for communication to my assigned team, all the way to recovery with my physical therapists was top notch. It comes as no surprise that they are top rated in the area, as this team deserves all the recognition for being personable, courteous, and very skilled at their jobs. Although, I hope to not have to need another extensive visit for any medical reasons, however, if I had to choose this office would be my first and only option!”
– Sarah R.
“Initial contact with Dr. Tenholder was to get a second opinion about a knee replacement I needed. My initial visit was wonderful. I spent at least an hour to hour and a half with Dr. Tenholder and his staff going over all aspects of my knee's condition and his recommendations as to how to proceed. Every question was answered and he gave me great confidence to go with him for the surgery. I could not be happier with my decision to let Dr. Tenholder perform my surgery. I will always go to Dr. Tenholder for any future orthopedic needs I have.”
– Alan L.
“Nothing but excellence. Scheduling wad all completed after setting up surgery.”
– Elizabeth W.