Iowa Specialty Hospital

Thank You Dr. Emile Li and your staff!

By Brent Hodapp

About 10 months ago, I went to see a doctor in Mason City because I had quite a bit of knee pain. I was having trouble walking, and I could not stand in one spot for more than a couple of minutes without having to sit down. After looking at the x-rays the doctor told me that "father time" has caught up to me, and because of my age (56 yrs old) and weight I would have to just deal with it and try my best to manage the pain. It took him all of maybe 5 - 8 minutes to come up with this conclusion.

I knew that something was not right with my knee so I did some research and found that Dr. Emile Li was highly recommended, so I called his office. I was seen in Clarion which is over an hour from my home but I was willing to drive across the state if needed. I was seen by Dr. Li and he listened to all of my concerns, and had me do an MRI. The next visit he went over the MRI results and noticed that I had a Meniscus tear and that he could clean it up. A couple of weeks later we did the surgery and it was flawless. I could tell that from the first time that I put pressure on my knee that it was a GREAT success.

This was my first surgery and it was so much better than I could have imagined. I just have to say that all of Dr. Emile Li's staff was such a pleasure to work with. I could not have asked for anything more. I can't believe that if I had listened to the first doctor in Mason City I would have to "live with" the pain.

THANK YOU Dr. Emile Li and your staff!

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