Patient Testimonial — Dr. Manugian

I would like to thank Dr. Manugian and his staff for the excellent service I received during my visit in August. I came there unable to walk on my right foot.  After seeing another doctor, I came to MOG for a second opinion. Dr. Manugian took an assessment of my foot and did an excellent job in treating me.


The staff was courteous while maintaining their professionalism. I am doing well and would gladly recommend anyone to Dr. Manugian.


Thank you again for the treatment.


Charlotte R. Harris


Testimonial: Kim Kimbrough

Tell me, when is the last time you walked in a doctor’s office and had kind, helpful medical assistants that seemed to perfectly understand your physical and emotional pain? And when has a doctor come in and sat down to talk with you like he was your fishing buddy sitting around the campfire to chat? I am so very pleased to report that “MOG” is one of the best medical practices in Memphis. What incredible care and attention they gave my 78-year-old Mom who was suffering from a compound T5 vertebrae compression fracture from a fall she took out the steps of her home a couple of weeks ago. Listen up peeps – you want Medical Staffers Shannon Numera, Angela Jones and Linda Yawn on your case and you want Dr. Chris Fahey and Dr. A.H. Manugian as your ortho-spine-neuro doctors. These people live the hippocratic oath and it shows in the way they talk to patients and take the necessary time to answer all the patient’s questions. Props to ya MOG!!! This is old school doctoring. We need more of it in today’s world. – Kim Kimbrough


Testimonial: Harvey Rogers

Dr. Ken Grinspun operated on my knee when I tore my medial meniscus at work. He was very attentive to my needs and concerns. He explained in detail what was going on with the injury and how he planned to repair the injury. He relieved any negative feelings I had about the surgery and helped me to understand how the procedure would decrease my pain. After the surgery, Dr. Grinspun even called me at home to check in on me. I felt that he was really concerned about my recovery and the outcome of my health. His office nurse helped set up my physical therapy after the surgery and checked in on me periodically during the treatment. I would recommend Dr. Ken Grinspun to my friends and family if they should ever need a dedicated orthopaedic surgeon.

Testimonial: Lou Ermer

1. What was your initial orthopedic problem?

I had been experiencing debilitating knee pain for many years having injured both knees in my youth.  At one point visiting an Orthopedic physician I was told “when the pain gets to be too much you’ll be back”.  This was the same doctor who greeted me with, “Wow, you couldn’t catch a pig in a ditch”, needless to say he did not become my physician of choice.

2. What did this problem prevent you from doing?

My career mandates a significant amount of walking (mostly through hospitals) and it became increasingly difficult to “keep up”.  Even more important I could not enjoy playing golf because of the pain and difficulty walking.

3. What made you decide to do something about your orthopedic problem?

I go to Hope Church and one Friday at Men’s Breakfast Jerry Shaw (Dr Waggoner’s PA) and I sat at the same table.  In the course of conversation I found out that Jerry was an Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant.  I whimsically remarked that I knew I had to do something about my knees and Jerry responded “I know, I can tell by the way you walk.”  Jerry and his wife eventually joined our Small Group for Bible Study and we became good friends.

4. How did you choose which orthopedic doctor to go to?

Jerry Shaw.  I trusted Jerry and knew that whomever Jerry worked with would be a “good fit” for me.  That led me to Dr. Waggoner.

5. Whey did you pick Memphis Orthopedic Group?

Again, my decision was a result of my relationship with Jerry Shaw.  Jerry’s wife was a nurse at Campbell’s Clinic but I guess Jerry saw me first.

6. How did you feel about your orthopedic problem before you went to Memphis Orthopedic Group?

Frankly, I was waiting for a “sign” to get this problem addressed.  I believe God placed Jerry at that breakfast table because it was time for me to act.  Prior to that I felt trapped by the pain and anxiety of not knowing exactly what I needed to do.

7. What treatment did you have done?

Dr. Waggoner took a practiced approach to my dilemma.  After Xrays and MRI we took a course of (3) injections in each knee over a period of weeks.  That helped short term but in February of 2011 I had a full knee replacement in my left leg and in September of 2011 I had a full knee replacement in my right leg.

8. How do you feel after treatment?

Wish I would have done it years ago.  I am 66 years old and now have ABSOLUTELY no knee pain.

9. What has your treatment allowed you to do?

My job.  Just this past week (2/12/13) I had to do a room to room survey at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and I was very capable of keeping up with my team at this 500 bed hospital.

10. What advice would you give other patients in a similar situation to you?

You will know when the time is right to act.  You will heal at the speed you want to heal.  If you are motivated to get results the Physical Therapy process is tolerable.  A positive attitude will get you back to where you want to be without pain more quickly than you can imagine.