Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

What patients have said about our physicians…

Mark Abel, MD

  • A great doc, the best for this for my daughter all who worked with him was GREAT to. Very understanding and helpful.
  • So glad I switched care providers. Dr. Abel was wonderful with my daughter.
  • Dr. Abel is an extraordinary person.
  • I drove 2 1/2 hours to see Dr. Abel because I know he is an excellent orthopedic surgeon.
  • Dr. Abel and his staff were wonderful - took their time explaining everything.
  • Answered all of our questions and eased our fears about surgery and recovery.
  • Dr. Abel was very professional and we are very confident in his expertise.
  • Dr. Abel was a wonderful doctor. His nurse Karen Johnson really kept us well informed about our daughter's treatment plan.
  • Dr. Abel was amazing. He introduced himself, built a quick rapport with my son, explained everything, showed us the films and explained our options.
  • Dr. Abel and his nurse were knowledgeable and worked well together. They were focused on our daughter and making sure she was comfortable for her visit.
  • I've already recommended Dr. Abel to others and switched to him, as our primary physician in this case.
  • Very confident Dr. Abel knew what he was doing.
  • Dr. Abel is wonderful - we thank him very much for all he has done.
  • We are always happy and love Dr. Mark Abel & his staff. Thanks!
  • Dr. Abel is so respectful and kind to our daughter.  She is 11 and he talks to her directly and includes her in the discussions about her condition.
  • Dr. Abel is a terrific and experienced doctor. His knowledge and genuine concern for my son was as high as I've ever seen from a doctor. He is a credit to your organization. Other doctors would do well to learn from him.
  • Dr. Abel was very kind & showed me the scans, explained things, etc.
  • Dr. Abel is awesome! Really pleased w/our visit.
  • Dr. Abel is fabulous! He has changed our son's life!! He is so kind, patient, and informative.
  • Dr. Abel & Dr. Romness have both been great to deal with since our son broke his leg 5 yrs ago.
  • Very impressed with Dr. Abel's sensitivity and thoroughness.
  • This was a one year follow up to a major spinal operation for my daughter. We have the utmost confidence in Dr. Abel.


Mark Romness, MD

  • Dr. Romness was very friendly and comforting to my 12 year old son. He addressed all his questions and did an excellent job of explaining everything. Both he and his nurse, Pat Morris, were exceptional to work with.
  • Dr. Romness always makes you feel like you are the only patient and takes the time for you to understand what is going on.
  • Dr. Romness is the absolute BEST!
  • Dr. Mark Romness is second to none in our opinion. I ALWAYS recommend him & his service to any/everyone who may need ortho care. It just doesn't get any better. WE LOVE HIM!!
  • Love Dr. Romness - only wish he was closer - so more families locally could benefit from him!
  • We moved here from CA with our daughter just having surgery on her feet. Dr. Romness took over her case with great care & expertise!
  • We drive 3 hours to see Dr. Mark Romness; and we think he is the best dr. ever.
  • FABULOUS care!
  • Dr. Romness is the reason we take our daughter to UVA. He is the most outstanding physician we have ever seen.
  • Dr. Romness is always gracious with his time and performs exam/procedures while putting my son at ease.
  • Dr. Romness' reputation and our trust in him helped us to decide that he (among 3 orthopedics) would be the best MD to perform our daughter's surgery.
  • Of particular note, I thoroughly appreciate Dr. Romness teaching the medical student in (parent) my presence. This environment increased my knowledge and understanding and ultimately created a more satisfying experience in a teaching institution.
  • Dr. Romness I am sure has nothing but outstanding comments on himself - as a top doctor – outstanding listener. Always there for the patient.
  • Dr. Romness is an exceptional human being. He puts our fear/concerns at ease. He is friendly, kind and definitely the best doctor to help our son that we could ask for.
  • Dr. Romness is a very good doctor. He spent time talking to us and it not just the visit I am pleased with but with all visits.
  • Dr. Romness is the BEST!
  • Dr. Romness was the best and "Dr. Emily". They treated my daughter with so much kindness and warmth. I appreciate everything they did for her. Just absolutely wonderful.
  • Dr. Romness is a trusted & respected doctor and important to us. We appreciate his level of care and concern and are truly thankful to have him as our son's doctor.
  • Dr. Romness was very good at explaining everything to us and took great care of our son. We are EXTREMELY grateful that we ended up in his care.


Leigh Ann Lather, MD

  • Dr. Lather was wonderful, very caring and explained our situation about my daughter with great detail and compassion.
  • Dr. Lather was excellent! She was great in communicating with my son. I highly recommend her!
  • I really appreciated the time Dr. Lather spent explaining the ultrasound & reasoning for treatments. She was very informative.
  • Dr. Lather was very knowledgeable and thorough.
  • Dr. Lather is absolutely amazing and doesn't rush. She makes sure all of our questions are answered! We love Kluge Rehab at UVA.
  • She was great!
  • She has always been excellent about explaining things and showing concern. I really like her as the doctor.
  • We thought Dr. Lather was GREAT!!!