Hand Doctor Testimonials: Natalie's Experience with Dr. Dovan

Hand Doctor, Thomas Dovan, Nashville, TN, and Franklin, TN Treated Natalie - Pictured Here - for Arm Pain

Testimony from a Parents Point of View-

Natalie jumped off a swing and broke her arm when she was eleven years old. After two unsuccessful surgeries at another orthopedic practice, Natalie’s arm healed poorly and limited her mobility. She has been a very dedicated ballet student from a young age, and a deformed arm would limit her potential. We took Natalie to see one of the most well-respected arm surgeons in the Nashville area, who told us that her arm could not be corrected and that we should encourage her to see ballet only as a hobby.  Our pediatrician recommended that we get a second opinion from Elite, where we met Dr. Dovan.

At our first consultation, Dr. Dovan said, "I can fix it. It may take me a while, but I can fix it." After three successful surgeries, her arm is now corrected and she is off to New York City this summer to study ballet!  

Dr. Dovan is, in our minds, a miracle worker!  He is an amazing surgeon unafraid to try something unconventional. On top of that, he is reassuring with children and their parents.  Dr. Dovan really listened to Natalie describe what she needed from her arm to be able to succeed in ballet.

Every person we have encountered at Elite, from Dr. Dovan to the Physical Therapists, to the Front Desk Team, is extremely professional and warm. Dr. Dovan's staff even came to watch one of Natalie's ballet performances!

We are now able to watch our daughter pursue her dreams. We cannot express how grateful we are. If it must be right or anyone else says it cannot be done, go to Dr. Dovan with Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics.

Dr. Dovan is multi-year recipient of the Castle Connolly Top Doctor award, making him one of the top hand specialists in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN. You can book an appointment online or learn more about our orthopedic hand specialists here.

Cassie Whittaker Communications Coordinator

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