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Denise D. Routhier, MD

4.94737
Verified Patient Rating: 4.95 (57 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Routhier.
  • “The procedure was carried out quickly and efficiently. I am pleased with thoughtfulness of staff and doctor.”
    – J N.
    Patient Rating:
    4
  • Dr. Routhier is the BEST....... She gives me guided injections in my hips for my arthritis. ( chronic pain ) She is very gentle. She is the most patience Dr. I have ever been to, and I've been to a LOT........ She will answer any question you have and as many as you have, even if its not about what she does, and you don't feel rushed. . With most doctors I feel rushed...... Dr. Routhier is very friendly and professional...... If you are looking for a GREAT Dr. or want to change your Dr . Well its time to go to her....... She does a great job.....
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • As an employee also, I was extremely impressed with Dr. Routhier she is very down to earth, straight forward. I have had follow up's appointments with her and feel she is very knowledgeable and honest about her approach of care.
    Patient Rating:
    4
  • “I am so grateful to the people at Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for getting my life back. Just 61 days following my hip replacement surgery, I struck a perfect 5 iron to record my first hole in one in 46 years of golf. When I first arrived at Slocum, it was very hard for this sub 3 marathoner to accept how difficult walking had become, especially when I had run 2:57 just two years earlier at age 56. But Dr. Denise Routhier and Dr. Brian Jewett helped me understand what was happening to my hip joint and the options for me so I could confidently choose the best approach for me. I was the second recipient of a new hip at the Slocum facilities and had no hesitation of having my procedure done there. It is a world class facility with top notch professionals. The people made all of the difference in every phase of the process. Every individual, from the initial evaluation and treatment, specialist referral, counseling and orientation session, scheduling, surgery, post op /recovery care at Slocum, home visits, and pre/post op physical therapy. Their professionalism and responsiveness to all of my needs made all the difference. Most importantly, they instilled the confidence needed to set me on a path to create my own active future. I would not have made that hole-in-one had it not been for the entire Slocum team, especially Dr. Routhier, Dr. Jewett, my PT, Julie Embree and most importantly, my wife Donna, who was there every step of the way for me.   And a very special thanks to Michelle Mitchell, RN/MSN for coordinating all of the phases of my care.”
    – Mackenzie
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “"This was my second visit with Dr. Routhier and I was again impressed by her intelligence, skill and her willingness to listen to my concerns and needs as I wait for an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon. Another, and equally important impression I want to comment on was her overall manner. She was friendly and approachable (but always professional), never condescending and pedantic. We discussed information that I had read on the Slocum website about the surgery and assured me that I would be considered as a candidate for surgery at Slocum rather than at a hospital despite my age if I met other criteria. When I told her that I wanted to be in as good physical shape as possible before the surgery and that I was hesitant to take classes because of pain and mobility constraints, she prescribed physical therapy to help me achieve this goal. I want to comment as well on Natalie Snyder, my physical therapist at Slocum. I have only had 2 sessions with Natalie, and the stretches and strengthening exercises, she has given me, her attention to proper form, as well as her suggestions to help me with daily life activities have already helped me with mobility and decreased my general pain level. Thank you Natalie." – Pamela H.  ”
    – Pamela
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Routhier is awesome. She respects me as a 71 year old athlete.”
    – Jerry W.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Routhier was excellent at removing fluid and injecting a steroid in my knee. Dr. Jewett replaced both of my hips at once. My legs are the same length and they do not squeak. Excellent work. Dr. Butters operated on my finger to remove a cyst. Again, excellent work. My husband saw Dr. Koester for a fracture in his pelvis. We received excellent care.”
    – Pamela M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I was very impressed with Dr. Routhier. I felt very comfortable with her, and the examination felt unrushed. From the perspective of a layperson with little experience with orthopedic matters, Dr. Routhier seemed well versed in her specialty. Most impressive for me, however, was her suggestion to try a steroid injection into my bursa. I had come to see her for an intra-articular injection, which an orthopedic surgeon (not with Slocum) had suggested for non-surgical pain relief for osteoarthritis in my left hip. I told her about my disappointment with the treatment. After hearing about my symptoms and then examining me, Dr. Routhier suggested the bursa injection as a possible alternative. I agreed to her suggestion. That treatment has provided much greater pain relief than the joint injection and I am very grateful to her. Now I will be able to wait for an appointment with Dr. Jewitt and for hip replacement surgery with  less pain and greater mobility. I recently referred a friend to her. Thank you, Dr. Routhier.”
    – Pamela H.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Routhier was very personable and took the time to answer all of my questions.”
    – Karen G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Compassionate, knowledgeable and a big one for me I never had to wait long to be seen.”
    – Elizabeth K.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Very caring and communicates in a way that I totally understand the plan for my treatment.”
    – Laura C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “You should be proud of such a well run business. Every time I have been there I have been greeted, signed in, directed to the 3rd floor. Very little wait. Dr. Routhier is kind,efficient and explains each procedure. Her staff is excellent too. As a retired RN, my experience was fabulous.”
    – Carol S.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I came in for cortisone injections in both of my knees due to arthritis and chronic pain. I treated by a curious and friendly staff and was in and out in a reasonable time.”
    – Edna N.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Routhier is the one who attended my Achilles tendon. She is an EXCELLENT physician and I hope she will remain with Slocum!!”
    – Michael G.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Routhier is always caring and sweet. I went in for an injection (shot) for my hip, she's given me the injection two other times. She does a great job every time. Dr. Routhier and her staff always make me feel comfortable. Also she is a professional which is hard to find these days.”
    – Maryann C.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “Dr. Routhier is very competent and has a very gentle bedside manner.”
    – Diane O.
    Patient Rating:
    5
  • “I always am pleased with the Slocum Center.”
    – Pam H.
  • “On October 21st, I hobbled in on two very painful feet, after falling down our outdoor steps the night before, and saw Dr. Routhier. After x-rays and an exam, I was informed that I had a broken right foot and a sprained left big toe joint. Dr. Routhier buddied up the toes on my left foot and had me in a boot on the right. After a week, I was in a cast. On December 16th, I began transitioning from cast/boot to regular shoes. I've received excellent care from all involved in my treatment. A big thank you!”
    – Thalia S.
  • “"So far my experience has been good. Dr. Routhier has been great listening and putting up with my complaints. We've tried all the avenues of getting my knee functioning besides surgery but surgery is now the next step. I'm hoping and praying this will do the trick." -- Calotta V.”
    – Carlotta
  • “"Dr. Denise Routhier is a wonderful doctor. She tried everything; shots, therapy, and some medication, but it was only a band aid, and the final option was to see a specialist. I really appreciate her trying other options before having a hip replacement done." --Elisabeth B.”
    – Elisabeth

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