SRO Star Testimonial “Dr. Star and his assistant Julie have gone out of their way to help me, and I am extremely grateful to have found them at SRO.”

Kristin Albright is a happily retired Sonoma County resident who enjoys traveling with her husband in her free time. In early November 2014, Kristin woke up with extreme discomfort in her left knee and the pain was bad enough to keep her from walking. Kristin went to see her primary care doctor who recognized that she would need care from an orthopaedic physician. Kristin’s doctor called Dr. Michael J. Star at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics (SRO), and he made time to see Kristin that very day.

Kristin and her husband have a large appetite for adventure in their retirements, having already traveled to Israel, Paris, and Las Vegas among many other places around the world. During her trips she estimates that she walks at least several miles each day! Dr. Star has shown Kristin Albright what thousands of other patients have discovered over the years: SRO physicians care and pride themselves on getting you back to the activities you love most.

In all my years, I don’t think I’ve ever had better care from a doctor than I have had from Dr. Star. I didn’t know what was wrong with my knee and the pain made me very nervous. Dr. Star had to drain the fluid from my knee. I was frightened at first, but Dr. Star’s caring, lighthearted bedside manner immediately put me at ease and he even had me laughing while the needle relieved the pressure in my knee. 30 minutes later— after practically crawling into his office for my appointment—I was able to walk out on my own two feet without any support from a walker.

My knee feels fine today and I haven’t experienced any pain since my treatment with Dr. Star. I can comfortably walk anywhere and kneel down to work in my front yard—my most recent project has brought the spirit of autumn to my street! Despite me assuring him that I’m perfectly healthy again, Dr. Star has insisted that he follows up with my care. I deeply appreciate his thoroughness, as it would be very easy for him to declare me ‘cured.’ Dr. Star and his assistant Julie have gone out of their way to help me, and I am extremely grateful to have found them at SRO.

~ Kristin Albright