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Thank you for choosing Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

You can also read what our patients are saying about Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic by visiting our doctor profiles.

Our Doctors

Average Rating: 4.95
“"Had "golfer's elbow", though I don't play golf. Old injury from working construction for 20 years of my life. Received 3 cortisone shots with just temporary relief. Decided to have Kurt Mentzer and his team to perform surgery. Here it is 2 months later, and my elbow has never felt better. Had bothered me since my mid 20's and I'm 62 years of age presently. Doctor Mentzer is the absolute best, as far as I am concerned. His support team also. Professional, caring and exemplary performance. No need to waste a worry with Doc Mentzer. Just get whatever procedure needs done and get on with your life. Thanks Kurt and Jackie!!!" – Leland B. ”
– Leland
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“"Over the past few years, Dr. Prevost has replaced both of my knees and one shoulder. In all instances the surgery was very successful and the end result has given me an extended active life, free of pain and the other maladies that slow a person in their 70's down. The team procedure is exemplary and the experience was very satisfactory." – Terry M. ”
– Terry
“"Awesome staff...Dr Sparks was very helpful in diagnosing my ankle quickly and his staff was extremely helpful and attentive!!!" – Harold G.”
– Harold
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“"Breaking both of my wrists on a cold winter holiday weekend found me beginning my year by meeting Dr. Mentzer on a Sunday night. During a brief meeting in the emergency room, he told me what he needed to do and what I could expect and worked through the night to surgically repair both of them. I can't say enough about the courtesy, professionalism, and care I received from the entire staff at AFOC, from the initial meeting and mad skills of my doctor to the friendly and comfortable treatment all the way through my ordeal. From the front desk to physical therapy to final billing, they made what was a traumatic injury and major disruption in my life easier to navigate and got me back to doing what I love. As a writer, photographer and artist, my hands are an essential tool, and I have the greatest respect for Dr. Mentzer, who to my mind is an artist in his own right." – Don N.  ”
– Don
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“"Left and right shoulders have been repaired by Dr. Prevost...excellent care ... I am recommending him to family and friends" – Daniel K. ”
– Daniel
“"I went in with a bunion injury seeing first Physician Assistant Glen Welker and then subsequently, Dr. John Lapkass and his Medical Assistant, Mary Lou. In addition, to the Office Assistants & my Physical Therapy Assistant were all very kind to me, helpful and addressed my concerns in a professional and timely manner. I'm a very active person and even more active after my surgery. I walk, run, bike, & swim after my active 7-year-old daily!  So, I would like to say, "Thank You" to Dr. Lapkass and his crew at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic for keeping me active and healthy." – Maiden D. ”
– Maiden
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“"I tore my ACL in my right knee in May 2015. I went to AFOC and received really good care from the start of my injury all the way up until my final appointment. I never had a major injury like this one and didn't know how I was going to get through it. Front desk personnel were helpful scheduling the appointments, surgery, physical therapy appointments. The physical therapy team was very exceptional. I spent the most time with them and actually enjoyed the exercises they were making me do even though they hurt. The PA and nurses were very good about explaining and answering my wife and my questions. Dr. Lapkass was very thorough, personable and knowledgeable. I'm glad I chose AFOC for my recovery. Thank you." – Joe M. ”
– Joe
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“"From the very 1st visit to determine what possible actions and steps to take moving forward, through surgery, post surgery, countless PT visits. the care has been exceptional. I got the very best care and very thoughtful attention to my needs and all my questions. The focus on my wellbeing and even mental state along the way clearly made for more comfortable days working through the healing and therapy.  Dr. Lapkass is the very best at communicating all the risks and rewards. He works very closely with the physical therapy staff to insure every action, every step, every outcome is without surprise. Your confidence in the team grows every visit.  From the front desk staffs on all three floors, the doctor, the PA, therapy staff, surgical staff, to include the woman who delivers the laundry every day to the therapy area. everyone contributes to your health and wellbeing. Sincere smiles and eye contact and genuine concern every visit by everyone you come in contact with. All this to say "I matter" and everyone shows it." - Garry E”
– Garry
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“"I did my home work! Which included references from several people in the medical field and former patients. This is how I ended up in Dr. Prevosts office and have a return visit planned." - Larry G.”
– Larry
“"Most important, I immediately felt comfortable with him. His attentiveness to my care was exceptional. He did not rush his procedures or visits with me, took time to explain, made sure I understood what would be involved in my surgery and the follow up. My most recent visit was quickly scheduled and did not really impact my time away from work. I am an old time Alaskan and two things mean the most to me, the hand shake/greet and the trust - Dr. Lapkass has those qualities." - Brad B.”
– Brad
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