“Lapkass was AMAZING! He quickly diagnosed my condition, very kind and courteous, and thoroughly explained the whole operation to be done on BOTH of my hips. My only complaint is he is very booked. I had to wait three or four months before I could even get in for my surgery.”
– Lean W.
"I have been seeing Dr. John Lapkass for approximately 6 years. I was recommended by a friend to see him for my shoulder pain. I have also seen him for hip pain and most recently underwent a partial knee replacement. Dr. Lapkass has always been polite, professional, and takes the time to answer any questions you might have, and I like to ask them. I feel we have a good doctor/patient relationship and I have the utmost trust and confidence in him and his staff." - Vickie M.
"Outstanding pre-op, operations, and follow-up care by doctor, PAs, admin staff. All took all the time needed to communicate with me. Very friendly, professional with a human face, competent. Why would you ever go anywhere else? Wife agrees 100%." – Jim D.
"I have a pleasant experience in the clinic. Both Dr. Lapkass, and Mary Ann are professional. I feel we are working as a team to rehab my shoulder." – Enetta W.
"Dr. Lapkass did an excellent job with my shoulder. I now have normal range of motion and it has only been 6 months. He always kept me informed. This was so helpful to not have any unexpected surprises. This actually my second shoulder replacement as he also did the right one 7 years ago. Now I can enjoy life's activities again." – Christina L.
"I have only had one visit with Dr. Lapkass, but am already impressed with his level of expertise and professionalism. I was astounded that he personally called me at home to discuss the results of some blood work he suggested I have done. In addition, the staff at the facility were all very courteous, reassuring and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend this medical facility to any person in need of orthopedic care." – Christine L.
"I had three arthroscopic surgeries with Dr. Lapkass, shoulder, hip, and knee areas and am very pleased with the outcome. I experienced very little pain after each surgery and only needed Aleve briefly. Dr. Lapkass not only has a wonderful bed side manner but is kind and caring. What a neat man he is." – Barbara G.
"I can never say enough of the great value and expertise Dr. Lapkass and the whole darn AFOC staff offer!!! I highly recommend to anyone that needs a super skilled team to fulfill their needs of expert care to get you back on the road!! Thank You ALL for my positive experience with my new pain free hip!!" – Chris M.
"Great doctor who takes time to talk with you and thoroughly explain everything and options for care." – William G.
"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.
"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.
"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
"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.
"I should have had my hip replaced two years ago. Like many people, I was skeptical of having a man-made part placed in my body. When the pain got to be too much and cortizone ceased to help, I finally made the decision. I have known and trusted Dr. Lapkass for many years and I knew I knew he was using the anterior approach for hip replacement. All of my research pointed me in that direction. The surgery went off without a hitch and my hip feels like it did back before the arthritis ate it up. I'm only 5 weeks out from surgery and it feels great. I'll be hiking up areas in Hatcher Pass that I haven't been in for over two years and I'll be riding my bike to work again! Yippeee!" – Sheri M.
"I have great confidence and admiration for my doctor and his entire staff. They are available, patient and professional and help with all my questions. The level of care is excellent -- from every member of the team including support staff, physical therapy and the inpatient nursing staff. I have experienced emergency care, outpatient and inpatient surgery, and follow-up care. The concern, care and kindness is outstanding." – Linda M.
"First I saw his PA, Glenn Welker (who is awesome). Both Dr. Lapkass and Glenn Welker were very patient and explained all that was going on very well." – Linda A.
"Dr. Lapkass is the best of the best!! From my first appointment through surgery and after surgery Dr. Lapkass and his Medical Assistant Mary Lou showed compassion and concern for my well-being. I was honored that I could get an appointment with Dr. Lapkass...it was a long wait to have the surgery (he is popular) but ever so worth it. Dr. Lapkass explained what my injury was and after surgery he explained how he corrected the injury. I am a person who is thorough about needing to know about the surgery and what was done. I had previously seen two other orthopedic physicians and it was just in-and-out of the office with no explanation as to what they could do to help me. They did not go through the process of explaining to the patient what the problem was and how they could correct it. It is the 21st century and people want to be informed, we are not the patients of our parents generation who accepted anything the doctor did or did not say. Thank you, Dr. Lapkass in being so thorough with me, using props and exact words of what needed to be corrected. My surgery was fast and I had immediate relief from pain, my recovery is going better than expected. When you have the best doctor you get the best results. I need to also mention that the staff that answer the phones and schedule appoints were always courteous. Thanks to all the staff at Anchorage Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic and especially to Dr. Lapkass for his expertise and kind smile." – Carole J.
"I developed pain in my elbow as a byproduct of bone spurs and calcium deposits within the joint that prevented my ability to straighten my arm. I also had sharp pain with a certain athletic movement. Dr. Lapkass diagnosed and recommended surgery for removal in January 2014. Recovery and rehabilitation took place until June 2014, and as of August 2014, I have regained full motion without any pain. Although the recovery took a lot longer that I had planned, I now enjoy adequate range of motion and am pain-free." -- Nick K.
"Dr. Lapkass is a sweetheart. Surgery wasn't the run of the mill type. I had a reverse total should replacement. He has been very caring and personable as well as committed to my well being. Thanks Dr. Lapkass." -- Susan P.
"The first time I met Dr. Lapkass, I saw him for my shoulder. I had been to a previous doctor and received an injection, but still had pain. A friend of mine recommended Dr. Lapkass to me, so I went to see him. He gave me an injection in a different area and my pain went away. I recently had partial knee replacement 7 weeks ago. Throughout my office visits and my surgery, I have been more than pleased with Dr. Lapkass' knowledge, professionalism, and bedside manner. I feel comfortable and at ease with him. He explains things in detail and has a sense of humor too. I will be using him as my orthopedic doctor in the future when the time comes to repair my shoulder." -- Vickie M.