Tom Antkowiak M.D., M.S.
Ankle, Elbow, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Orthopedic Trauma, Shoulder, Sports Medicine
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Antkowiak.
“The experience from start to finish was exceptional. Dr. Antkowiak was beyond extraordinary. If I had one word to describe him, it would be kind. Bless them all”
– Arlene B.
“The entire staff was welcoming, kind, and very informative in addressing my situation. I would highly recommend the facility.”
– Terry S.
“Just needed a second opinion on my ankle. Dr. and staff are the best.”
– Charles H.
“Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable.”
– Betsy G.
“My husband is a current patient, and we both have been very pleased and happy with Dr. Antkowiak. I started as a patient today. As always, Dr. Antkowiak is very personable, friendly and easy to talk with and very informative. We have every confidence in him.”
– Crystal K.
“Dr. Antkowiak was courteous, professional, listened to me, and presented me with options for my care. I cannot say enough great things about him and his practice.”
– Darren R.
“Dr. Antkowiak has the right attitude and fast service.”
– Maria A.
“High-quality care delivered efficiently, what more can you ask?”
– Justin B.
“Dr. Antkowiak is very kind, compassionate, thorough, and so down to earth. He made me feel confident, comfortable and at ease about my upcoming surgery. He answered all of my questions. I'm looking forward to my surgery date.”
– Cheryl F.
“I had a wonderful experience, and everyone was friendly, kind and professional.”
– Sandra G.
“My experience with Dr. Antkowiak was excellent. I appreciate the time he spent with me explaining my knee issues and the options I have to help with getting back to my normal routines. He was very knowledgeable and explained things in a polite, respectful manner that was easy for me to understand.”
– Teresa B.
“Excellent. Very personable and professional. I am so glad that Dr. Mike recommended your office. My mother was pleased with Dr. Tom Antkowiak.”
– Cindy H.
“It was a great experience and very helpful.”
– William D.
“Dr. Antkowiak was great!”
– Sam D.
“Outstanding explained my injury and recovery very thoroughly. I recommend this Doctor to all my athletic friend.”
– Mike E.
“Excellent, reassuring and respectful.”
– David A.
“Staff and doctor were comprehensive in explaining everything and understanding my fears and concerns.”
– Roy B.
– Debra C.
“Great team at Oak Orthopedics, the staff was amiable and personable, but also very professional. They were quick and efficient in getting a new patient in the system, and my wait was short even as a walk-in. Dr. Antkowiak was excellent and was genuinely interested in all my input. Took care of the fluid at my knee painlessly and offered advice to help avoid it in the future. Thank you to all at Oak Orthopedics!”
– Matthew M.
“Best doctor and staff.”
– Marie K.
“Great experience great knowledge made it clear what was going on and how I can fix it outstanding personality and very caring.”
– Jeanette L.
“Doctor Tom Antkowiak and his staff are the best. Explains everything very well — super lovely person to deal with. I had my surgery yesterday still have a way to go for my recovery. Thank you again!”
– Scott K.
“Dr. Antkowiak and his staff are very professional. They are willing to address any question or concern that I have had about my surgery and recovery. The entire staff and doctors are pleasant and accommodating. I trust them completely.”
– Tessie M.
“It was an excellent experience. Dr. Antkowiak is exceptionally kind and professional!”
– Deborah P.
“Was good and informative.”
– Lanny C.
“This was my first visit to Dr. Antkowiak. The office staff was very welcoming and pleasant. Dr. Antkowiak was professional and very personable and answered our questions thoroughly without appearing rushed. If I require surgery in the future, I would feel very confident in his ability.”
– Therese B.
“Very professional and explained everything about my condition, forthright and transparent in layman’s terms.”
– Ralph A.
“Dr. Antkowiak and his staff replaced my hip for about three years. Now they are currently helping me with my shoulder. I could not be any happier with the treatment I have received. Thanks to everyone at the office!”
– Dan R.
“Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable and cared to make sure I receive the best treatment and that I will feel better. Received immediate care after a thorough exam at my time of visit instead of having to schedule another appointment.”
– Shari V.
“The entire staff was friendly & professional. I would recommend this group to all my friends & family.”
– Karen J.
“OMG, how beautiful are Dr. Antkowiak and his staff? My husband was recently hospitalized, and Dr. Antkowiak and Taylor stopped by to check on my husband, Don. Super sweet of them: We saw Taylor as a follow-up today in their office, and they were so very helpful even with an unrelated matter. Kudos all around.”
– Tammi K.
“I am pleased with the whole staff. Dr. Antkowiak was great! He listened to me and explained everything to me. Had x-rays, an injection and hopefully, I'll be up and around pain-free very soon. I'm so glad I came to see Dr. Antkowiak as he was referred to me by my daughter and niece that know him from Silver Cross surgery department.”
– Tammy B.
“The Doctor and all the staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and truly pleasant to deal with. Top notch Facility!”
– Rob K.
“The doctor took the time to listen to me. Make me feel good about what he was going to do very professional.”
– Robert B.
“I came here because I wanted a second opinion and because I was getting frustrated with my doctor. At OAK Orthopedics, they always answered when I called. The doctor and his PA explained my x-rays, MRI, and options very well. With a big trip I have next year and plans I have the next couple months, they advised what would be best for me. All of my questions were answered, and I'm switching to OAK Orthopedics as my new knee doctor.”
– Sarah F.
“Very professional friendly staff would recommend to family and friends.”
– Kenneth W.
“Dr. Tom Antkowiak and his staff five plus stars my experience was great. There tops in my book Thanks.”
– Joe G.
“Dr. Antkowiak was a pleasure to talk with, and he helped me out with a shot and referred me to Dr. Sullivan, I'm looking forward to my visit with him.”
– Richard J.
“Dr. Antkowiak and his staff are simply the best. Their professionalism and knowledge stand out beyond belief and I look forward to working with them in the future. I have a few issues that need attention and I'm confident that I have come to the right place.”
– Glen L.
“Very kind and helpful.”
– Eulalia B.
“Was first referred to Dr. Antkowiak a couple years ago by our PCP, Lindsey Olson, DO for my right shoulder. My husband and I were impressed with his outgoing personality, compassion, and accurate diagnostic skill/treatment. Problem resolved! When it became apparent that my husband could no longer enjoy his activity level, Dr. Antkowiak again was sought to evaluate. His pre-op outpatient testing and eventual a right partial knee replacement was coordinated very well by Oak surgical staff. The f/u evaluations by the able PA's and Dr. Antkowiak brought about a full recovery and rehab without any surgical complications....including no third party payer payment complications! Alas, a month later I injured my left knee. After 3 months of misery decided it was time to see Dr A's assistance. Was evaluated by his PA and Dr A and MRI ordered in Kankakee with arthroscopic medial meniscectomy performed. Again, outpatient pre-op testing and the procedure were seamlessly coordinated. I enjoyed f/u with the PA's and was released. Oak staff (front desk, PA, x-ray) exhibited professional, compassionate interest in both our care. We have praised the high level of orthopedic excellence of Dr A and staff to friends and family!”
– Grace K.
“As I walked into the Oak Orthopedic facility in Bradley the receptionist made me feel welcomed. My wait time was shorter than anticipated. The nurses/aids were friendly and professional. They listened to what I had to say about my problem. I felt at ease speaking with all. I had an x-ray first and the tech was patient with me and explained how I needed to stand/turn for the best results. When the x-ray was developed I was told exactly what it showed. Dr. Antkowiak came in and told what he needed to do. He was professional, friendly and took his time to explain just what I was dealing with. I needed to have an injection to ease the pain of my condition. Dr. Antkowiak prepared me for the injection, telling me exactly what he was doing step by step, so nothing was a surprise. I would recommend this orthopedic clinic to others in need. Why? Because of their treatment of me as an individual, not just another patient. This is what I find important in any clinical setting.”
– Annlynn M.
“Great doctor. I havent had any problems. They are great at OAK.”
– Clara H.
“Very informative. Took all the time I needed. He gave several treatment options.”
– Dave D.
“Dr. Antkowiak and Taylor, his PA, have been very professional and helpful during and following my two knee replacement surgeries. The results have been great. The staff has been exceptionally helpful (especially Linda). I'm am a very happy patient of your clinic.”
– Bill M.
“I was nervous going in because I know I need two hip replacements. After speak with Dr. A, I left there feeling like I wish I had 4 hips to be replaced!! In fact, I'm viewing my hip replacements as a vacation and can't wait to get them done! And this is no joke. That's how comfortable I feel with Dr. A and the whole procedure. They treat you like family!”
– Lynn L.
“I have had three appointments with Dr. Antkowiak. Each time I was there I commented how happy and cheerful all of them seem. It is obvious that those that work in his care are content and happy to be there. When sitting in a room waiting to be attended to, the cheerful voices and laughter just abound.”
– Diane D.
“Everyone was very professional. X-rays used to show specific injury and an easy description was outlined for recovery. The staff allowed time for questions. By the end of the appointment, I understood clearly my diagnosis as well as my path to recovery.”
– Richard B.
“Dr. Antkowiak is the best. I wouldn't hesitate to send anyone to him, he makes you feel like family.”
– Linda S.
“Excellent bedside manner. Listened to me and how I perceived my problem which made a refreshing change. I felt the utmost confidence in his ability. I left the office feeling confident.”
– Elizabeth S.
“Always great care and respect for me. Great team.”
– Mark C.