Douglas J Federle M.D., M.S.
Ankle, Elbow, Foot, Hand, Hip, Joint Replacement, Joint Revision, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, and Wrist
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Federle.
“Dr. Federle was very open about the surgery and risks that were involved. Since the surgery was related to an old injury with older plate and screws involved, he pointed out everything that he might have to do so that I could make an informed decision to have the hip replacement. Also, having a history of care of several of my family members, I already had confidence that it would go well. I appreciated his kind manner and concern and that he took the time to answer all my questions. I am very pleased with the surgery and thankful for him and his knowledge and care.”
– Maurice T.
“Very professional. Listens to what I'm saying. Appreciate his thoroughness.”
– Karen L.
“Am very pleased to have my Orthopedic issues handled by Dr. Federle. Dr. Federle is understanding, he shows compassion and as a patient when you leave after seeing him, you feel like everything that needed to be discussed and you don't feel you've been treated as just a number and/or a dollar sign. He is genuine and doesn't make you feel that he has no time for you. You are given his full attention once he walks into the room, all questions, concerns and issues are addressed and you feel this is someone you can trust, and as we get older we really are wanting to make sure the person who is seeing us is listening -- not just hearing but listening.”
– Kathryn G.
“My second surgery that Dr. Federle has performed for me. His communication skills ( both explaining and listening) are excellent. He is very skilled concerning his surgical skills. My recovery has been amazing. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering joint surgery.”
– Judy R.
“Dr. Federle is very personable, has an upbeat personality, and he listens. He seems to have a genuine desire to help the patient and discusses possible options. He is respectful and not condescending. It would be great if all doctors showed the same concern for their patients.”
– Arthur S.
“Dr. Federle was a good listener and friendly. He wanted to be sure my injury got diagnosed, so he ordered a CAT scan to accompany the ER X-rays. It was a good experience.”
– Linda B.
“The shot you gave me this am is working great. No pain and first arm movement. Should have done this sooner. Thanks.”
– Jorge M.
“Dr. Federle was thorough and took time to examine, explain, and answer questions. Even though there were many patients to be seen, he made me feel like I was the only patient in the office.”
– Lisa S.
“Excellent care. The caring manner by whole office staff. They took care of me promptly. It is much appreciated.”
– Susan F.
“Dr. Federle diagnosed my elbow bursa sac inflammation and gave me a compression wrap to eliminate the swelling.”
– Ed H.
“My provider listened well and discussed options for treatment.”
– Susan S.
“I always want to see Southern Indiana Ortho. I have had both knees replaced, one hip and a torn bicep tendon repaired by them. I have complete trust in them. Today I did wait what I thought was a long time about an hour. But, I am there for advice and treatment I received that, and it was excellent. I understand schedules get dense and busy. If it were me that required more time, I would appreciate it. I am am very satisfied with my visit today.”
– Willard E.
“After the x-rays, Dr.Federle took the time to explain my condition thoroughly. He then told me my treatment options just as carefully and patiently. Great job!!”
– Clifford H.
“Fast friendly, helpful caring.”
– Regina F.
“Excellent care from all involved! I was a walk-in on a busy pre-holiday with only one doctor, and everyone did their best to move things along with a smile. Thanks!”
– Shelli L.
– Richard R.
“Dr. Federle was professional with an excellent bedside manner. He answered all my questions, and the injection I received was relatively painless.”
– Judy B.
“Everyone was kind and courteous and answered all my questions. I had good experience under the circumstances. Thank you!”
– Chris C.
“Quick check-in. Short wait. Extremely polite and energetic staff! Doc was very informative and took time to explain issues and outlook! Thanks!”
– Jason E.
“Dr. Federle is very patient, caring and listen to all of my questions. He takes care of me in a timely fashion.”
– Roberta C.
“I think Dr. Federle is an exceptional doctor/surgeon and appreciate that he always so caring about my condition and problems. I trust him to recommend the best treatment for all his patients and me.”
– Barbara M.
“Very knowledgeable, friendly, puts you at ease. Thank you.”
– Jane R.
“Dr. Federle provided all options available and reasons for the level of success. He was precise and accurate as to the symptoms associated with my illness and provided me with the necessary information I need to make an informed and appropriate decision on the best treatment plan.”
– Patrick U.
“Excellent overall experience. The doctor was timely, friendly, thorough and provided clear information about my condition along with providing alternatives for the next steps in my treatment.”
– Dave R.
“Dr. Federle is knowledgeable and skilled. I feel quite comfortable going to him with any orthopedic issues.”
– Judy R.
“He was very attentive and listened to my problem.”
– Tharsilla D.
“Explained my films entirely as well as the steps for treatment. Very impressed with the strength test used, plus pleased with the clinic staff. Would highly recommend for friends and family.”
– Kristy S.
“He’s always great and all of the staff also.”
– Darla P.
“Dr. Federle was, as usual, very caring and found a solution to my knee problem.”
– Marty A.
“Great! Everyone is professional and kind!”
– Kristi L.
“He has always been friendly, straightforward and honest what I expect from a doctor.”
– Darel R.
“He listens to what you have to say. He asks if there is anything he can or if there is any question you have for him. My mother in law had the same doctor.”
– Jeanette R.
“Dr. Federle did a great job. I can not say enough good things about him and his staff. He is likable and explains things better than probably any doctor I have ever had. I wouldn't go anywhere else unless I just had to. Also, everyone else on the staff there is friendly and efficient. My replaced knee is getting better every day.”
– Glenn H.
– Elsie S.
– Bomnie B.
“Very good. I have explained everything.”
– Nancy S.
– Phyllis J.
“Very knowledgeable and professional.”
– Roseann R.
“Always a great experience as Dr. Federle is friendly and still help you understand your problem and your options for helping fix the ailment.”
– William B.
“Such a wonderful person, thank you so much for fixing my arm.”
– Lorrie B.
“Dr. Federle took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered and explained what was going on. I never felt like he was rushing to move on to the next patient.”
– Kevin O.
“Not one complaint and the office staff couldn't be better.”
– Lorna M.
“Treated me very well and explained the procedure as he was doing it.”
– Patricia G.
“Excellent. Prompt. Provided clear explanations.”
– Karen A.
“I am concerned about left shoulder pain. Confirmed what I thought might be wrong. Will have MRI. Bustling office but everyone was friendly.”
– Peggy W.
“Dr. Federle is a gentleman and extremely courteous in his explanation I problems. He is patient and kind to those who companion you to your visits. TY!”
– Margaret M.
“Was very thorough and has an excellent manner with a patient. Answered every question I needed to know, performed surgery on right shoulder .and would recommend to anyone that he is a great doctor.”
– James M.
“Dr. Federle was kind and understanding of my issues. Listen to what I had to say about my pain.”
– Marilyn C.
“Having pain in both shoulders for around six weeks, Dr. Federle knew a shot in each one was the right thing to do. I appreciate his knowledge and always feel better after I see him.”
– Larry W.
– Premchandra J.
“Dr. Federle performed rotator cuff repair on me previously and rebuilt my left thumb. He is an excellent surgeon. I had terrific results from both surgeries thanks to Dr. Federle.”
– Sue V.
“I was pleasantly surprised by the painless steroid shot. Will tell my mother about this if mine works.”
– Beverly G.
“Dr. Federle took the time to listen to me. He addressed my complaint seriously and was quick to begin a treatment plan to regain the use of my shoulder and to control my pain. It's a relief and a blessing to have a physician so focused on a patient's well-being. He also made sure all my questions were answered and my concerns addressed.”
– Susan H.
“Skilled, knowledgeable, very good communication with me and my family.”
– Judy R.
“Dr. Federle listened to my concerns and made suggestions for treatment and was straightforward about the effectiveness of the treatment I received. Staff is fantastic.”
– Patricia W.
“Very caring and explained procedure so I could understand.”
– Allan H.
“I had an evaluation of the injuries incurred to each of my knees. The overall experience was excellent.”
– Michael L.
“Dr. Federline explained everything so I could understand it. I am very pleased with the service I received. I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Phyllis P.
“Federle is great. He is very approachable and kind, plus he is a pro in ortho. I go to him for hip/back pain and am very satisfied with him.”
– Donna C.
“Dr. Federle is always very compassionate listening to my co cerns. He is knowledgeable & explains so that I understand. I have had a knee & hip replacement over the past few years & have a knee replacement scheduled next week. We work together to try several things using surgery as a last resort. I appreciate his patience.”
– Patricia W.
“Everyone very friendly and professional greets you with a smile or handshake. Always takes your questions and answered it so you will understands will recommend theirs service to all.”
– Virginia C.
“Dr Federle appears to really have his patient at heart and does not dismiss us as his paycheck. The staff is friendly and attentive, especially the lady at the front desk and the young lady who attended me in the back! Thank you.”
– Ann M.
“Did a good job explaining”
– Joann J.
“I had Bi-Lateral Knee Replacement 4 years ago with Dr. Federle. I was very happy with the surgery, the recovery and the bed side manner of Dr. Federle. He is a very skilled surgeon, but it goes beyond that. He truly cares about his patients. So when I needed surgery to remove a cyst on my finger I again chose Dr. Federle.”
– Robyn M.
“I have been a patient of Dr. Federle for over ten years and have nothing but praise for the care that I receive from him. Always concerned and very interested in what my physical problem may be and gives great care and advice for better health. He has also seen members of my immediate family and has performed both hip and knee surgeries for them with good results. Can't say enough about the care I receive!”
– Neva T.
“Dr. Federle listens to me and answers my questions with patience. Each time I have had an appointment with Dr. Federle, it has gone well.”
– Jeri K.
“I have had several surgeries. Every shoulder surgery I have had done trust me I would only trust Dr. Federle to do. He not only listens to my concerns and issues he hears what I am saying. That truly means a lot when you've had as many surgeries as I have had.”
– Kathryn G.
“Very knowledgeable and helpful in prescribing care.”
– Deborah S.
“Very informative and easy to understand. Answered all my questions to my satisfaction. Thank you.”
– Robert M.
“Great doctor. Answered all my questions in words that I could understand. Very patient. I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Phyllis P.
“Dr. Federle took as much time as I needed to explain answers to my questions regarding my daughter and her care. We never felt rushed or like we were just another patient.”
– Debbie H.
“Dr. Federle is very concerned about my problem and is working hard to help me have a better quality of life.”
– Bobby M.
“I was transferred from another hospital after a fall, that fractured my hip, and arrived after 10:00 pm. I met Dr. Federle the next morning. He discussed my options and was able to do my surgery around noon that day. I spent that night and was discharged the next day before lunch. I felt very comfortable with the explanations and my plan of care. Since my discharge, I feel very satisfied with my care and recovery.”
– Victoria W.
“I was very pleased with the services I received from Dr. Federle. I am one who likes and judges Dr's. on their "bed side manner" and his was very, very good. He didn't just give you the medical term and attitude. He talked/treated you like he cared and carried on a normal conversation. I have given this group to several people I know looking for Orthopedic help. Hopefully we won't be going back. (lol) But if the need arises for Orthopedic services he will be the first one we call.”
– Kathy H.
“Very friendly, caring, and knowledgeable staff. Very short wait for appointments.”
– Cindy S.