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
36474C Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
1034 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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.
“The experience was very satisfying. The doctors and associates were very efficient, and everything was on time. I was very comfortable, and everyone I dealt with was very professional.”
– Janet A.
“I was delighted with the Doctors and staff.”
– Robert M.
“Education during the hip replacement experience was excellent and started with the class before the surgery. Dr. Tenholder explained what to expect before, during, and after surgery. On-line (HealthLoop) reminders were sent to make sure all the required steps were completed to be ready for operation. This system allowed the patient to ask questions which were answered on-line in a timely fashion. The rehab facility and staff were fantastic.”
– Bonni H.
“My doctor was punctual but unhurried. He was personally well-groomed but not fussy or playing the part of a diva. He was confident, was a great communicator, and was most reassuring to me as a patient. He verbalized all that the surgery would entail through my recovery. I walked away from the appointment, feeling informed, and feeling that I had made an excellent choice in a surgeon. Now, five months later, not a week goes by that I have not recommended Dr. Tenholder to others.”
– Evelyn M.
“I have had both hips, and now both knees replaced. This full knee replacement was the best so far. Dr. Tenholder and his staff were very professional and caring throughout my surgery and during my ongoing Physical Therapy.”
– Linda C.
“I had knee surgery. Everyone from the surgical facility to the Doctor was excellent. Also did rehab and John was great. Friendly and caring staff all the way around.”
– Mary B.
“Dr. Tenholder is always a pleasant greeter and is gifted in communicating, quickly, without complications: diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. I always recommend him to friends and neighbors as a competent and skilled orthopedic physician.”
– Anthony R.
– Charles W.
“There is no other Orthopedic doctor I would trust to tell me the facts, the treatment needed to correct my pain. Surgery will be required when I am ready.”
– Sharon E.
“I feel very confident in his diagnosis.”
– William M.
– Evelyn M.
“Great professional doctor.”
– Stephen H.
“Knee injections should be doable via email! Was happy to hear three doses now only one — much happiness.”
– Jorg J.
“Always a great experience, they know what they are doing!”
– Andrea J.
“Doctor Mark Tenholder MD and his PA Gary Sneller were both friendly, warm and knowledgeable. I have every confidence they will determine the cause of my orthopedic issue and resolve.”
– Hrh B.
“Thank you so much, Dr. Tenholder! My left knee feels great today. Was able to exercise without pain. Hope this injection last two and a half years.”
– Cecilia W.
“Excellent informative, and helpful and I received a cortisone injection in my knee.”
– Barbara L.
“Entire staff, including Dr. Tenholder, are very caring and attentive. I haven’t had my surgery yet, but it's scheduled.”
– Jeanne R.
– Alan B.
“Shot my hips up with super juice (my pain is unbearable). Referred me to PT we will see how that goes. Super cute and great listener. What else would expect from a gator MD?”
– Ed O.
“Very professional well equipped office and efficient staff.”
– Lawrence K.
“Love Dr. Tenholder! He cares explained everything in detail to my daughter and I. Very personable! Highly recommend!”
– Mary G.
“Professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. Excellent communicator. Explained my injury in great detail.”
– Mike T.
“All the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The issue goes addressed.”
– Bob R.
“Always feel like we are with the best when we are seeing Dr. Tenholder!”
– Jackie E.
“Very good would highly recommend for anyone.”
– Earl N.
“Everyone was friendly, and I left there feeling very good and informed about my issues and what the next step would be.”
– Trudy M.
“Excellent service. Thank you.”
– Scott H.
“Good visit. Glad to get x-rays and injection in one visit”
– M B.
“Very professional. After x-rays, Dr. Tenholder spent adequate time with me explaining diagnosis and treatment plan. I am pleased with this high-quality facility.”
– Linda S.
“Dr. Tenholder and his staff were very respectful and took care of me in a timely and professional manner. All the staff was very accommodating. The PA I saw first was excellent, listened to my problem and was very helpful.”
– Rebecca S.
“A positive experience.”
– Michael S.
“The outstanding visit was extremely personable and knowledgeable.”
– Donald B.
“Friendly, excellent bedside manner, spoke in a language I could understand, timely, and trying less invasive steps first.”
– Chris H.
“From the time we entered the office until we left, everyone we came in contact with was very professional and efficient. The PA was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Dr. Tenholder was extremely reassuring that he and others in practice could resolve the problem. Our referral appointments were made and confirmed in a matter of minutes, and we were on our way. Total time including X-rays, discussions with the nurse, PA & Doctor, discharge instructions and appointments were less than an hour.”
– David M.
“Very impressed with the service I received and how kind Dr. Tenholder was!”
– Rebecca D.
“Very thorough during the exam and provided different options.”
– Michael G.
“From the start and through the whole visit, I felt at ease and very comfortable with the staff, PA, and doctor. Not that I want a new hip, but at least I feel right about the doctor who will give me one.”
– Louis F.
“Dr. Tenholder is always a joy to see. He is professional and yet personable.”
– Sherry R.
“Very reassuring. Very positive experience. Recommended treatment extremely appropriate for the chief complaint. I am very very happy that I chose Dr. Tenholder for my evaluation.”
– Judith C.
“Great experience, friendly staff. So far very pleased that I choose this doctor.”
– Willis L.
“Dr. Tenholder is the best! He is very thorough and treats you like you are his only patient. I would recommend him to anyone!”
– Harriet A.
– Danny O.
“My experience was great. All the staff was terrific. Dr. Tenholder gave me my shot in the right hip joint, and I did not feel any pain. Thanks, for a pleasant experience and great days ahead.”
– Gary G.
“Always a pleasure working with the office and Dr. Tenholder.”
– Gail W.
“Very forthright in approach to my treatment and asked a lot of great questions.”
– Scott M.
“Dr. Tenholder did a knee replacement previously on my right knee. I have been getting cortisone shots in my left knee which help tremendously. He has a good personality and is very thorough. I would recommend Dr. Tenholder.”
– Linda R.
“Felt that my whole experience from the moment I walked they your doors was a 10. The receptionist, the assistants, and Dr. Tenholder were very kind and attentive. I didn't feel rushed during my appointment, nor did I have to wait forever to see the doctor after getting to your office. Everything explained to me, and I had every opportunity to ask questions about my surgical procedure. I left your office with peace of mind. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.”
– Mary G.
“Great experience! Dr. Tenholder explained my injury to me & came up with several solutions to help me with my injury. I was worried about going to the doctor to discuss my injury after the car accident, but he eased my mind, made me more relaxed discussed my options, and I was less nervous about the experience.”
– Savanna H.
“Dr. Tenholder, his PA, and all of the staff I came in contact with were all friendly and a pleasure to work with. The physician and PA were knowledgeable and personable which made my visit very relaxed and educational. Thank you to everyone who made my appointment a breeze!”
– Cara H.
“Dr. Tenholder is fantastic. We were in and out quickly.”
– Wyatt W.
“Love this office. So fast professional and polite.”
– Kristina B.
“Was great. I had no issues.”
– Jeffery M.
“Very great experience from start to finish. I would recommend Dr. Tenholder to anyone needing surgery.”
– Anthony D.
“Very professional staff, wonderful friendly experience!”
– Maria M.
“Impressive, those guys know what's up. Very professional and best of all, very little pain. Follow instruction before and after. Thanks to Dr. Tenholder, staff, and everyone.”
– Sam B.
“It’s a great thing to have ultimate trust in your doctor and an additional bonus to experience a great staff of professionals. I appreciate how Dr. Tenholder takes the time to explain his diagnosis, planned treatment and in my case the actual procedure and follow up treatment. I would recommend this team to my family and friends without reservation.”
– Gregg A.
“Love the staff and my doctor. I never feel rushed, they take their time. I always have the best care, thank you and the crazy tech was so sweet.”
– Kathleen E.
“Dr. Tenholder did a great job on my knee replacement. Would recommend him to anyone needing a joint replacement.”
– Raymond J.
“I saw Dr. Tenholder for a nagging knee issue. I am a long distance runner and had an injury last year that would not heal. Dr. Tenholder answered all my questions, explained everything in great detail, and gave me a variety of treatment options. I chose to go with the OrthoVisc which helped me immensely. His PA Rick Sneller gave the injections, and I had no issues. He was also very personable and answered all my questions. I would return to see Dr. Tenholder and PA Sneller for any ortho issues. Excellent care!”
– Christy J.
“A great experience, excellent doctor. The x-ray tech girls were so lovely.”
– Dorothy H.
“The doctor was very attentive to my needs before and after surgery.”
– Gayle W.
– Cecilia M.
“Dr. Tenholder acknowledges the patient when he enters the room, and anyone with the patient almost feels like they aren’t in the place, but then he warmly welcomes others there. He is very personable but very knowledgeable in his specialty which makes me feel I can trust him for his treatment of me and referrals to other doctors. I refer my family and friends to him when they need his expertise. By the way, his PA is very much his equal love that Rick as well!”
– Kathy M.
“Dr. Tenholde and his staff are professional and listened to me and asked questions to get to the bottom of my problems. Once they determined what the problems were, they explained the plan of treatment to include medication, physical therapy, and referral to another doctor for his evaluation.”
– Barbara H.
“Excellent surgeon and excellent staff.”
– Edwin G.
– Diane P.
“Dr. Tenholder and staff ate the best; this is why I referred several friends to you all. Thanks and keep up the good, job-well-done!”
– Oopatham S.
“I was delighted with the service from all the staff and of course from Dr. Tenholder especially. I felt like all the nurses at the hospital were very attentive and professional in the hospital was very clean. I would go back there again when I have my second knee replaced.”
– Sharen S.
“The doctor was very personable and knowledgeable. His explanations were complete, and he laid my fears to rest making it easy to get on with my life without worrying about my knee.”
– Kristiana A.
“The best! The doctor exceeded all my expectations, from initial contact to a successful procedure, to post-op appointments. I am just overwhelmed by the improvement and the simplicity and ease of getting it done. The people are just so professional and friendly. HealthLoop is an answer to prayer. Saved me much anxiety and possible trips to doctor for questions, all my concerns that weren't answered by the standard daily emails, were responded to quickly and to my satisfaction by one of the team. If all medical interactions were handled this way, I can see how much valuable time for staff and patients would be saved. Results less cost, better care, less anxiety. Win-Win!”
– Robby H.
– Mildred U.
“Dr. Tenholder was kind and an excellent surgeon. Had a good experience and quick recovery.”
– Judith Q.
“Excellent care by everyone I spoke with and seen. I have full confidence that the treatment I received will alleviate my knee pain and significantly improve my quality of life.”
– Jon M.
“Dr. Tenholder has a great personality and his experience and caring attitude show in every interaction I have had with him!”
– Sherri W.
“Great experience. The doctor found the problem and resolution.”
– Belinda S.
“We called and were lucky enough to get an appt the same day. The receptionists were extremely friendly and helpful since we are not from Florida. The doctor and assistants were very thorough and explained everything was going on. We can't say enough good things about Dr. Tenholder and his staff. Ten stars from us!”
– William B.
“Dr. Tenholder is very informative and helpful. I would recommend him for your orthopedic needs.”
– Elaina C.
“Provides excellent service and treatment. Concerns about health care and I highly recommend Dr. Tenholder for surgery and for follow up.”
– Stanley C.
– Kevin B.
“Could not be more pleased with my outcome”
– Perry Y.
“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.