Luke Mortimer MD
Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, & Sports Medicine
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Mortimer.
“In early February I tore my ACL, LCL, and PCL ligaments in my right knee competing in a grappling tournament. My full time job is with the Alaska Smokejumpers in Fairbanks, AK. I train and compete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in my off season to stay in shape and more or less stay humble. After the injury and MRI later, I was told that "honestly, there's not much more you could have done to destroy your knee,...haven't seen one this bad in a long time." I seriously contemplated traveling to a bigger city such as Minneapolis or Denver to seek treatment, as I wanted the best possible care so I could better set myself up to return to jumping fires. It took me 10 years of my career to get the chance to become a smokejumper and I didn't want to wash my career down the drain because of an injury sustained in my off season. The demands and responsibility of the job are high and so were my expectations for a surgeon and after care. Luke Mortimer surpassed my expectations, the quality and professionalism I received was second to none. I can't thanks him enough and his staff, if it wasn't for them there's a good chance I wouldn't be writing this from my office in Fairbanks after just returning from my 3rd fire jump of the season. Not once did Dr. Mortimer tell "no, you won't be able to do this anymore" ect. He gave me goals and was honest with me, and for that I'm grateful, people in my line of work don't have time or the energy for sugarcoating anything. I don't regret competing, and don't blame the injury for anything. I would rather hurt myself doing something I wanted to be doing, rather than slipping on a set of stairs walking to my truck. I would recommend Dr. Mortimer to anyone looking for a true professional in all aspects that it entails, and again can't thank him enough.”
– Jake W.
“Had rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder in February. Now it's June and I am almost 100% Mobility. I am very satisfied with Dr. Mortimer's work. Physical Therapy was at Fort Meade VA Medical Center and they did an excellent job also.”
– Doug H.
“Dr. Mortimer was very calm and sincere. I heard the news that I didn’t want to hear but he was very knowledgeable and had a plan of action all ready for me to move through this. I felt very prepared for what’s coming next when I left the clinic yesterday! I’m ready to move forward with Dr. Mortimer and feel better as he assumes I will.”
– Michael W.
“Dr. Mortimer took time to visit with me at each appointment and was very informative and helpful in making the decision about having my knee surgeries. During my recovery time and follow up appointments, he was very thorough. I highly recommend him.”
– Susan T.
“Dr. Mortimer is very kind and caring. I knew I would receive good care from him. I had some complications and he took it very seriously and considered the situation until he determined what he thought was the problem. He continued follow-up care until he was assured I was on the right track.”
– Cathi U.
“Caring, thoughtful, encouraging.”
– Dara W.
“Dr. Mortimer is friendly and a very caring doctor. He takes the time to explain his diagnosis and your options available. He tells his recommended treatment, all of which are clear to understand. My husband and I are both very confident in the care we have received from Dr. Mortimer. He and his assistant, Kevin, make a great team!”
– Linda H.
“I had excellent care and needed no pain medication after my surgery. I recommend BHOSC for anyone who needs attention.”
– Julia P.
“Dr. Mortimer is an excellent listener. He has improved my life, making both my legs the same length. I knew what to expect before surgery and followed his instructions for an excellent recovery.”
– Roger T.
“Dr. Mortimer, his NP, PA, nurse and staff are outstanding! I've recommended him to several others!”
– William S.
“Mike, the PA for Dr. Mortimer is the one we saw. He is so so smart and easy to talk to. Great Guy!”
– Linda P.
“Staff was very attentive to my questions and explained things in layman's term so I could understand what they were telling me. I feel this was very helpful and put my mind at ease when I decided to have my surgeries. They took the time to explain what they would do and what they expected of me.”
– Jan W.
“Dr. Mortimer and staff and the best, have known other physicians via my profession and different family experiences. Again, they are w/o doubt, excellent examples of the medical profession!”
– William S.
“Dr. Mortimer is the perfect mix of a superbly skilled surgeon and a compassionate caregiver. He honestly described the pros and cons of my upcoming hip replacement in detail but was very reassuring as to the outcome. I was assigned to education and PT classes to make me more comfortable with the scheduled surgery. I couldn't have wished for a better result. I was off the walker a week after surgery and done with the cane two weeks after that. I can now walk pain-free thanks to Dr. Mortimer.”
– Glorianne D.
“I found Dr. Mortimer to be very compassionate and caring, very thorough, and very professional.”
– Janet D.
“Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center is the best! Dr. Mortimer PA Mark and Tech Kieth rock. So professional, caring, and will answer any questions you may have! The front desk is also very professional and escorts you back to the waiting room. I love this place!”
– Tammy W.
“The Doctor was very good at explaining my condition and options and did not hurry me.”
– Nancy H.
“The clinic is very efficient and well organized. The appointment went very smoothly.”
– Cynthia H.
“I was favorably impressed by a comment made by the x-ray technician as she prepared me for x-ray shots. I have to do this very carefully because your doctor - Dr. Mortimer insists on perfect x-rays.”
– Brigid F.
“Great appt. Even had the MRI same day, with results too. Dr. Mortimer was so accommodating, I appreciated it.”
– Pamela J.
“All my interactions at BH Orthopedic & Spine Center have been positive - from checking in for appointments, information requests, after hour call numbers, to the time Dr. Mortimer spent describing what he was going to do and what got done. Could not be happier with this facility.”
– Marian A.
“I had many concerns with symptoms when I arrived. Dr. Mortimer listened and heard what I said. He gave me a likely scenario of the problem, and a care plan and treatment plan of action, which I was very relieved to hear. Above all, he was sincere.”
– Ted P.
“Dr. Mortimer is very thorough, and patient. I’m happy with the experience I’ve had. I never felt rushed, and I believe he did an excellent job. Thank you, Dr. Mortimer!”
– Linda C.
– Gary T.
“Dr. Mortimer is highly professional and easy to understand information that he is giving the patient. He makes the patient feel important and listens to all concerns. His knowledge of whatever surgery he is performing is top notch!”
– Diane W.
“I could not be more pleased. I only wish I come here in the first place.”
– Ellen P.
“Keith and Dr. Luke Mortimer are an efficient team.”
– Douglas T.
“Love Dr. Mortimer and his PA Keith. Takes time explaining and visiting with me. Cordial with a sense of humor. This is the only place I would trust with my orthopedic care.”
– Robert B.
“Your practice and providers are first class. Thank you.”
– Nancy T.
“Dr. Mortimer is an excellent provider. He inspires trust, is caring and very competent. Thank you, Doc.”
– Nancy T.
“Awesome! Thank you.”
– Rick S.
“Dr. Mortimer performed a total shoulder replacement. The outcome was excellent. His skill decreased recovery time. My pain is gone. My range of motion is significantly increased. He is cordial, caring and has a great sense of humor. You are his #1 priority, and he will take all the time necessary to examine and teach you while explaining the possible outcomes. Dr. Mortimer is Rapid City’s orthopedic rock star. He’s just a regular guy with unique skills and talent.”
– Robert B.
“Also caring and professional.”
– Ray N.
“A very caring and professional staff.”
– Steve R.
“Couldn't have been any better.”
– William E.
“Dr. Mortimer was very professional and knowledgeable. He has my endorsement for any future orthopedic discussions/procedures.”
– Andrew K.
“Everyone I encountered was caring and helpful from the minute I walked into the clinic. Thank you all.”
– Joy N.
“Keep up the excellent work.”
– Ronald R.
“Dr. Mortimer explained the procedure to me in clear and straightforward terms. He made me feel at ease and did an excellent job of replacing my hip joint. A doctor turned significant surgery into a remarkable experience of caring and capability.”
– Nancy T.
“Dr. Mortimer and the staff were excellent. My body works again, thank you.”
– Marvin W.
“Dr. Luke Mortimer did not rush and took time to explain everything very well.”
– Judy R.
“Dr. Mortimer is one of a kind, excellent skills, excellent listener, excellent staff around him; he genuinely cares about his patients. Made us feel very important.”
– Marvin W.
“Dr. Mortimer is the best. He asked me what was going on with my leg as I had an injury from a fall. After one look he said "I will take care of you" and he has done an awesome job. I respect his quiet manner and being sincerely caring.”
– Sharon S.
“Dr. Mortimer was very easy to talk to and explained everything to me. He was very thorough and I will always trust him with any surgery I may need.”
– Dede E.
“Dr. Mortimer and his staff were exceptional. The surgery went very well and my hospital stay was great as usual. This was my third operation there and I recommend your facility to all that I meet.”
– Perry B.
“Dr. Mortimer and his staff are amazing.”
– Joanne W.
“Top notch from the staff, the nurses, to the fantastic surgeon who put me back together. Dr. Mortimer in the follow-ups has taken the time to answer all my questions. I have never felt rushed or like a number, but a person that mattered. Thank you.”
– Marvin W.
“Very knowledgeable and caring staff. I will continue to recommend others!”
– Gary H.
“Dr. Mortimer is very professional and knowledgeable. He has great people skills and helps his patients to get good results.”
– Rodney J.
“Great Doctor! He was informative, caring, spends time to explain things well, listens, and good follow-up care. Overall very happy with Dr. Mortimer's care!”
– Ron K.
“Very nice personal experience.”
– Gene T.
“Excellent surgeon! Dr. Mortimer explains in detail and answers all my concerns. He is kind, caring, empathetic, and great listener. Dr. Mortimer recently preformed a total hip replacement and rotator cuff surgery and both times I couldn't have asked for better care.”
– Deborah S.
“My experience was very good.”
– Keith S.
“Doctor Mortimer and the PAs were very professional and made sure they did everything to help me.”
– Margareta E.
“Dr. Mortimer took time with me and answered any questions I had. He ordered test for what I described to him. He is a very pleasant doctor.”
– Bradley H.
“Dr. Mortimer and the entire staff treated me with respect and care, with every visit and surgery. Thanks to them I have the full use of my leg! Such great people!”
– Eli B.
“Dr. Mortimer took time to listen to our concerns. He thoroughly explained our clinical picture with a physical assessment and shared the knowledge and advice we were searching for.”
– Ferman C.
“Very personal and professional. Highly recommended.”
– Michael D.
“Great experience every step of the way. Explained everything very thoroughly. Seems like he truly cares about his patients, as does his staff.”
– Preston B.
“Recently I had a total left shoulder surgery and the recovery time was well explained. The staff was great, friendly and pleasant. I could not have had better treatment during my short stay.”
– Dan L.
“Dr. Mortimer was great. He told me just what to expect, and it happen just let he said. He is caring and didn't want you to go back to work until you were ready. If I have any problems, I will get in to see him right away. I feel that Dr. Mortimer is very good at what he does and would refer others to have him as their doctor.”
– Kris B.
“Dr. Mortimer was very thorough and respectful. He is intelligent and knowledgable. He always tries to find solutions for my issues. He is courteous. I felt he truly cared about me as a patient and wanted the best possible outcome for me. I will recommend him to anyone with orthopedic needs.”
– Judy R.
“A very kind doctor that shows real concern. Very skilled in his area of expertise.”
– Jeanne R.
“I was impressed with how interested he was with my case. I appreciated that a lot.”
– Chelsie M.