I’ve been hard on my body all my life. For the past 4 years,I’ve paid dearly for that: in constant pain, bent nearly double, and unable to walk a block without having to sit down.

Fearing back surgery, I’d done the chiropractors, the acupuncture,the therapy, tai chi, and fitness training.All provided a bit of relief for short periods, but I knew if I were to have any quality of life, now I had to try the surgery.

Having heard all the spinal surgery horror stories, I vetted EVERYBODY, including the Bonati Institute. I chose Dr. Zahrai, based upon his credentials, which are impressive. I figured that if I were not comfortable with my initial visit,I’d move on. Dr.Zahrai impressed me greatly right away.He focused on my condition,(not good), and my age,(81); I could tell he was factoring both; but he said,”I think I can help you.”His simple, quiet, confident statement made my decision.

Dr. Zahrai performed two back surgeries ,two days apart,a little over two months ago.Today, I am practically pain free, and improving each week.I am standing straight up for the first time in years, and I can now walk as far as I wish, without having to sit down.

I highly recommend his skilled hands!

I have been a patient of Dr. Ali Zahrai for about a year, during that time I have found help, compassion, understanding, care, concern and pain relief, all because of his passion to help his patients live and experience a much more comfortable and enjoyable lifestyle.

I would not hesitate for a second to recommend his practice to anyone experiencing any type of back pain or discomfort. His personal dedication to his patients is like no other that I have ever experienced when being treated by other physicians during my life time.

– Craig H.

Dr. David Thompson has performed surgery on four of our family members over many years. Injuries were both sports related and “just getting old”! We’ve all had success with the procedures and do recommend him to our family, friends, co-workers and clients. Office staff has always been great as well.

I would like to thank the Clearwater office and Dr. Tom Schwab for the kindness and service provided to me. Also, Bob Caldwell was extremely helpful and expertly used his knowledge in my problem, Thanks again.

– P. Hampsey

I went to OAWF for an MRI and had an excellent experience. The staff was very professional and polite. Tracy went out of her way to get me an appointment as soon as possible. She went over 100% to please.

I went to OAWF for an MRI and everything went smoothly from the moment I walked in. Tricia was so helpful, and wanted to meet all of my needs. She made certain that I was comfortable the whole time, and explained everything thoroughly. Excellent employees!

Dr. Zahrai told me the specifics about my back that no other orthopaedic surgeon has taken the time to explain. He answered all of my questions, and encouraged more.

– T. White

Dr. Wisotsky and his staff are excellent, informative and knowledgeable. I got treatment for my shoulder in just one appointment.

– B. Wisnasky

Dr. Rothberg was very pleasant and actually took the time to explain things and to listen to what I had to say. He certainly takes pride in what he does.

– OAWF patient

Dr. Thompson and his staff are an 11 on a scale of 1-10!! There was no long wait, and the staff was friendly, efficient and accommodating.

– K. Talcott

Dr. Cheong is one of the best doctors we have ever had, and a real credit to OAWF and Mease Countryside Hospital. His skill and personality are impeccable and when we asked the nurses how they enjoyed working with Dr. Cheong, they couldn’t say enough about his skill and treatment of the patients and nursing staff.

Dr. Rothberg was very pleasant and actually took the time to explain things and listen to what I had to say. He was very friendly and understanding.

I have been a patient for the past six months for a wrist and hand treatment with Dr. Rothberg. I would like to thank him and his team, especially the occupational therapist, Ruth Coopee, the accountant Sheryl Girk, the receptionist Hannah Simpson and of course Paula Rosica for their positive attitude and engagement to send me home to Germany almost healthy.

– Marie L


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