"In February 2015, I had a ski accident at Alyeska helping with the UAA Ski Team. Dr. Mentzer was the doctor on site, in Girdwood, and followed me to Providence. He was one of the most concerned and helpful doctors/surgeons I have had the pleasure to know. I would like to thank him for what he did to help me through a broken hip and dislocated shoulder/torn labrum. He was able to get surgery scheduled for my hip the day after my accident with Dr. Prevost (who is also an amazing surgeon in my opinion.) And then Dr. Mentzer did my shoulder surgery about a month later. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Mentzer and Dr. Prevost. THANKS!" – Chris G.
"Dr. Mentzer has been wonderful through three different surgeries (bi-lateral carpal tunnel, locked trigger thumb and then two locked trigger fingers on the right hand) and I trust him with the next two I'll need on the left hand. Nurses are super nice, proficient, and apparently totally enjoy their jobs! This says a lot. Zachary Ritter, P.A.-C. is fantastic working with Dr. Mentzer (and loves his job there! He said Dr. Mentzer is so nice to work with). All have been great with excellent treatment professionally and on a personal/patient relationship level." – Edith G.
"I had the injection procedure to correct Dupuytren's Contracture. Dr. Mentzer explained the procedure well and I am very happy with the result." – James W.
"My experience with Dr. Mentzer, and all of his staff, exceeded every expectation I had in choosing him as my physician. They are extremely efficient and stay on schedule which is a rarity at best in the standard Doctor appointment. I also truly appreciate how friendly everybody was that I dealt with in the office. I never felt like just another no name patient file that was being shuffled through the office. Doctor Mentzer and PA Zachary Ritter always listened to my concerns, and presented me with my options for treatment explaing in great detail what was causing the issue, and how we could fix it in terms that I could understand. My surgery was flawless, and the follow up care and concern was beyond compare. I would absolutely recommend this office to anyone seeking care with 100 percent confidence they will be as happy as I am after my experience." – Sandra P.
"Excellent experience!" – Donald H.
"I had a cyst on my wrist so my primary doctor referred me to AFOC. I was scheduled with Dr. Mentzer for surgery. Everything went great, along with the few appointments with the therapist after surgery. There were some issues with my insurance and the billing department worked with them without me needing to keep calling. I will recommend Dr. Mentzer and AFOC." – Darilyn Y.
"Rotator cuff repair. I appreciated the explanations of various aspects of my surgery, such as the models of the shoulder joint showing the location of various tendons. The amount of pain and discomfort I experienced was less than what I imagined it would be. Everyone was great, doctor, anesthesiologist, nurses, clerical staff." – James V.
"Dr. Mentzer was patient, thorough and he was immediately available to meet my need. I trusted him thoroughly, his background in wrist repair is outstanding and his work shows it. I am so grateful for Dr. Mentzer. The staff at AFOC are so in tune with my needs, so much so they checked up on me during the holidays and kept the lines of comminication between my doctor and myself open at all times. Thank you all! My wrist has healed excellently!" – Cheryl J.
"From the receptionist to walking out I had the best experience in a doctors office ever. The environment is warm and inviting as well as every staff member I encountered! A 5 star experience without a question!" – Richard L.
"Dr. Mentzer is kind and and makes you feel completely at ease. He explains what the surgery will entail and what you will have to do in order to have the best results. Every one in his team made me feel that this was a group project with each having their own part in my recovery. I'm just waiting for my time to have my other thumb done." – Kristin
"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.
"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.
"Dr. Mentzer was fantastic and very down to earth. He was genuine in his approach and very detailed in the process of care and recovery, not to mention doing a great job in surgery. I would highly recommend him!" - Martin G.
"I fell walking my dogs on an icy trail. After a quick visit to Primary Care Associates in Eagle River, a fracture was identified. I called AFOC the next day. The phone attendant said the next available appt was a month out. That afternoon, Dr. Mentzer's nurse Jacqui Starr called to schedule an appointment for that afternoon at 3:30. I saw Dr. Mentzer and a plan was created to repair my wrist with surgery scheduled for the following Friday. It all happened so quickly. I was truly impressed with the coordination between Primary Care, AFOC and the surgery center. They recommended Select Physical Therapy for my Occupational Therapy. I participated in 18 sessions with the OT whom I liked very much and my wrist has recovered dramatically. Thank you for making the experience as hassle free as possible. I would recommend AFOC to everyone experiencing an orthopedic emergency." - Sarah W.
"Was able to get in and see Dr. Mentzer in an emergency and he explained everything to me about what I had damaged after my bike accident. Then scheduled surgery and felt he did a excellent job on my thumb and shoulder. Dr. Mentzer also explained to me what I could do to help my healing process so I could get back to being active." - Suelyn V.