Michael W Cantrell MD
927 Franklin Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
8415 Wann Drive
Madison, AL 35758
104 Liberty Lane
Scottsboro, AL 35769
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Cantrell.
“Dr. Cantrell is the very best and professional Doctor I've seen in Huntsville, Al.”
– Chappelle C.
“Surgery went well. Over all I’m very pleased with doctors and staff.”
– Maaike H.
“I have been a patient with TOC since 1992. Dr Gilbert Aust was my first Dr there. I have seen many others for other ailments and I am very fortunate to have an understanding Dr like Michael Cantrell to help, all these years later, control my pain and ability to continue the best life possible.”
– Theresa C.
“Dr. Cantrell makes me very comfortable and confident that he always has my best interests at heart. He is kind, soft-spoken, and 100% professional. I have been in the room where he has treated other patients (my friends), and he was thorough and accessible to answer questions from them and me, as well. He’s top notch as far as I’m concerned.”
– Brenda H.
“Everyone at The Orthopaedic Center is fantastic.”
– Kevin M.
“Very professional and courteous. Answered all questions and took the time to explain procedures, recovery time, do's and don'ts for a full recovery.”
– Jan P.
“Everyone at Therapy South is professional and knowledgeable in their field. I worked with everyone on their staff, and it was an excellent experience. I was treated with respect, and they each thought out of the box to come up with exercises that would help me get back to work.”
– Jea J.
“I am not sure how to describe the relief I felt when Dr. Cantrell confirmed I had a reason for the pain I was experiencing. Dr. Cantrell treated me with such respect and dignity. He supplied me with information and the assurance that "we" can make it better. He was willing to explain everything to me, and he was so excited to share new technology. The school teacher in me loves that!! I have been PAIN-FREE since my scope!.”
– Leslie C.
“The meeting with Dr. Cantrell was very brief but entirely satisfactory AND satisfying. He explained what he had done in surgery, that everything was fixed and would be fine. Dr. Cantrell is always so reassuring, welcoming, and warm--extremely likable and friendly.”
– Jennifer H.
“Dr. Cantrell did a fantastic job diagnosing my torn meniscus and fixing the problem in the least invasive manner. My knee is already feeling better and continues to improve daily. Dr. Cantrell has worked on both my knees so far with fantastic results. Dr. Cantrell was patient with me answering all my concerns and treated me like a human being. He is never eager to perform surgery. I would recommend him highly!”
– Andrew G.
“Very professional and informative.”
– Mary L.
“Dr. Cantrell kept me informed every step of my care and was easy to ask questions. The staff was very kind and efficient.”
– Connie W.
“Dr. Cantrell was great in all aspects! He’s the best!!”
– Kristin C.
“Dr. Cantrell was very kind, soft-spoken, knowledgeable and professional. When I told my friends who were going to perform my surgery, I heard nothing but good things so I knew I would be in good hands. I am happy with my results from surgery. It made my day to listen to him chuckle on my follow up visit. I would also like to mention that his assistant, Lauren was so very helpful and understanding with everything from scheduling my surgery with the surgery center to trying to help me with my therapy questions. Thank you both so much!”
– Angela G.
“Very informative polite and caring. Pleasant man.”
– Patti R.
“Dr. Cantrell spent time explaining what was going to happen during surgery. He took time answering our questions and didn't seem to be in a hurry to leave. His mannerism was very reassuring, confident and personable.”
– Tina B.
“My experience was excellent!! Dr. Cantrell is very kind and a good listener!! I highly recommend him!!”
– Catherine W.
“Dr. Cantrell kept me well informed about my procedure and my experience with him has been a positive one.”
– Constance W.
“First significant surgery I have had, and I can not say enough good things about the professionalism and attention to detail that Dr. Cantrell, his staff and the surgical facility gave me during my shoulder surgery and recovery.”
– Henry M.
“Excellent surgeon. Excellent outcome with knee surgery! I would recommend him to anyone with a torn meniscus.”
– Gwen D.
“I've had 17 surgeries in my lifetime, in having those surgeries I've had experiences with many different doctors and their staff. I can honestly say that Dr. Cantrell and his team have always given me comfort in knowing that they genuinely cared about their patients. He still spent the time to make sure all of my questions have been answered before surgery and after. I can not put it any plainer than he is a genuine person there is no pretend he is one beautiful human being. How could you possibly ask for anything more.”
– Jon H.
“I took a pretty major tumble at work last November. After visiting the ER, I learned that Dr. Cantrell would be my surgeon. I had several people tell me that I was in good hands and who was particularly fond of him and his team. This was reassuring to me, but I was still very unsettled about the whole ordeal. Once we met and discussed my options, Dr. Cantrell put my mind at ease. He is so very patient, and he answered all of my questions, never once making me feel rushed or dumb for the asking. This whole experience was new and very scary to me, but he was very calm and reassuring. I love that about him. Most other doctors rush in and out and seem impatient if you ask too many questions, but he never did. He took his time to make sure I was okay. Thank you!”
– Stephanie S.
“Dr. Cantrell diagnosed my frozen shoulder, corrected it through an arthroscopic procedure and several weeks later conducted a manipulation restoring my range of motion. My current field of action has been fully restored, and I have 100% use of my right shoulder. You can’t do any better than that. Thanks to Dr. Cantrell and the staff at The Orthopedic Center.”
– David L.
“Dr. Cantrell and all TOC staff were attentive and did such a fantastic job before and after my surgery. After my knee injury, I saw another doctor who was recommended by ER staff at my local hospital in Marshall County. After making two appointments and waiting hours, yes hours to be seen for 5 minutes each time, I was not happy. One of my friends in Huntsville recommended I see Dr. Cantrell at TOC. I called immediately and got an appointment. TOC did not waste my time, I arrived for my meeting, waited less than ten minutes and was with Dr. Cantrell who took the time to explain the issues and recommended the procedure. Surgery went as planned and recovery was better than expected. Also, the TOC physical therapy staff in Guntersville did an excellent job during my recovery. Overall I have only praise for Dr. Cantrell and everyone at TOC who provided care.”
– Daniel M.
“Dr. Cantrell made my surgery experience so smooth and non-stressful that it was unusual! I appreciate everyone at the surgery center that I interacted with. Everyone was superior in every way!! I really wish I could note everyone by name but I was so relaxed that I forgot to write their names down. Thank you!”
– Larry N.
“I feel that I received the very best, personal care possible.”
– Joyce D.
“Very professional people. Kind and cheery but efficient at the same time. A good experience, as always.”
– Kelly A.
“Very reassuring and calming.”
– Kim H.
“Dr. Cantrell was very professional and helped me to understand my injury and how to get back to work.”
– Regina D.
“When I first saw Dr. Cantrell, I was suffering from severe arthritis in my left knee. The daily pain level was 7-8, and I felt that I would never be able to enjoy being active again. Dr. Cantrell advised me that with the level of arthritis that I had most people would have knee replacements but I was too young (40 years old) to have this procedure. We worked on a plan including diet, natural anti-inflammatories, therapy, and PRP treatments over a few months. I am now entirely off any medications and can workout daily with a pain level of 2-3. Dr. Cantrell was honest, patient, and had an excellent bedside manner with me. His staff, including my nurse Katie, were very responsive and answered all my questions. I feel that Dr. Cantrell and his team have given me the best treatment possible, and I will continue to use them for as long as I can.”
– Ben E.
“Very professional and easy to talk with.”
– Cynthia K.
“Dr. Cantrell has performed two knee replacements, treated shoulder pain - all successfully. Front desk staff, office staff, x-ray personnel have always been helpful, caring and professional. Dr. Leberte-helpful consultation and referral for what we thought was a hip issue determined to be scoliosis. Dr. Seymour successful back surgery.”
– Lynda M.
“Dr. Cantrell is very personable and exudes the confidence and bedside manner to make a patient comfortable. He does not rush through his visits. He listens to the problem and questions about treatment.”
– Carolyn C.
“I had my left knee scoped in July by Dr. Cantrell. My knee is fully functional now with absolutely no pain and I have full mobility! He did an excellent job and was minimally invasive in the procedure. Dr. Cantrell gave me his full attention when I had questions or concerns. I would definitely go to him if needed in the future!”
– Andrew G.
“Dr. Cantrell was pleasant, friendly and seemed to know what he was doing. I would go to him again.”
– Donald K.
“Visit with Dr. Cantrell was great. He is so kind and quiet spoken. Willing to listen to you. Did a procedure and was very thorough and careful. Explained all as he went. Love this man.”
– Dewitt C.
“Thank you, Dr. Cantrell and staff, for your kindness and caring for me.”
– Teresa B.
“My experience was excellent! Dr. Cantrell is an excellent doctor!”
– Rebecca B.
“Very professional and was taken care of by everyone.”
– Eddie K.
“You guys did a great job. Thanks for fixing me!”
– John B.
“Very professional and informative about my issues with my knee. I appreciate that he listens to my concerns and questions. I also understand his fantastic staff.”
– Krystal M.
“I had an injury early morning, and Dr. Cantrell worked me in immediately, x-rayed my ankle and provided superb care and had me back at work within an hour. He was frank and listened to me. Appreciate the care I received!”
– Tammy J.
“Dr. Cantrell gave me the diagnosis I needed and options for future care. Very professional and would recommend to others.”
– Elizabeth A.
“The staff was excellent from start to finish and professional.”
– Anthony B.
“Last summer I completely separated my left shoulder in a bicycling road race. I went to see Dr. Cantrell about the problem, worried about how it would affect my cycling pursuits. Michael has a very direct, concise manner of speaking and a delivery that I can only describe as softly mesmerizing. I could tell that he wanted to perform surgery to fix the ugly protrusion in my shoulder, but he did not sell the procedure to me. Instead he told me very honestly about potential outcomes and about anecdotal evidence suggesting surgery may not be necessary. He gave me three weeks to decide (a time span based on the physiology of torn ligaments), and I chose to forego surgery based on the information he provided. I began riding my bike and competing again almost immediately, and in a few months, I was entirely pain-free. My kids even gave my protruding clavicle the name "Brian Junior". As an aside I had a similar experience with Dr. Cantrell a few years earlier when I cracked the head of the radius in my left arm in a skateboarding accident. All good now. Thank you Dr. Cantrell!”
– Brian R.
“I recovered fully. Dr. Cantrell was very kind and caring.”
– Audrey R.
“Dr. Cantrell was very professional. He explained everything before and after my arthroscopic knee procedure. He did not rush. He listened and answered every question. I felt like he treated me like a person and not just a patient. I appreciate that very much.”
– Salina S.
“My overall TOC experience was excellent on down to the receptionist, doctor, and physical therapists. Dr. Michael Cantrell is the best! He is a very personable physician that listens and takes great interest in patients health care. If you're having any knee problems, please see this doctor. Thank you, Dr. Cantrell and the entire TOC staff for making me feel the best I felt in a while.”
– Tawanna H.
“Great bedside manner. Very respectful and caring.”
– Aleathia S.