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TESTIMONIALS

We hope you've already heard good things about us from family, friends, doctors, and others in the community. Want to hear more? We've gathered some of our favorite comments and interviews here.

In-Depth Interviews

Take a closer look at the journeys some of our patients took to get back to health.
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Jacqui

Double hip repair & reconstruction

Coastal Ortho

“Compassionate care in a professional setting is how I could describe this office... Having physical therapy and an Open MRI in the same location makes for a lot less running around. Dr. Glenn Huber was fantastic to talk with and quite understanding of pain and discomfort. He respected my wishes to deal with my choices and he gave me a lot to choose from. The MRI was fabulous. After having been...”

Physical Therapy

“The Physical Therapy department for this group is fantastic! I have been to other PT offices and never had the results and watchful care that I received here. I totally trust the work done here and recommend the PT to anyone...”

Nicholas M Halikis, MD

“Dr. Halikis and his staff know their stuff. I received excellent care throughout my healing process. Once Dr. Halikis worked his surgical skill magic on me, my therapist worked hard to bring my hand back to normal. Cool equipment and exercises gave me a good workout; I always left feeling great! I have absolutely no doubt that...”

GLENN J HUBER, MD

“Dr. Huber always presents you with all your options and explains everything completely. He never pressures you and for a surgeon tries to avoid surgery whenever possible which is refreshing. He is up to date on all the latest and greatest and is very personable and compassionate...”

James M Loddengaard, MD

“After suffering from lower back pain for many years and seeing chiropractors, still no relief finally made an appt., decided to do my disc surgery the best decision ever...no pain since then. I highly recommend Dr. Loddengard...”

Brian Magovern, MD

“I’ve been suffering from a shoulder injury for about a year now and neglected getting it checked out. Dr. Brian Magovern was straight to the point and exuded confidence in a way that really reassured me. I usually don’t trust many people with my health but the doc was honest, sincere and took the time...”

Kenneth K Park, MD

“I had a foot/ankle issue that came out of nowhere and was lasting far too long. Immediately upon meeting Dr. Park I could tell I was much better off than with my first doctor. My favorite part is that he actually listens, but beyond that is he very invested in helping you get better, even if the answer to the problem is not immediately obvious...”

TODD A SHRADER, MD

“I had a total knee replacement and 6 months later a total hip replacement surgery done by Dr. Todd Shrader. I could not be happier and more satisfied with the treatment and the result and highly recommend this office...”

Daniel R Stephenson, MD

“I have seen Dr. Stephenson a couple times this year (injury prone) and he has made each visit very calming and reassuring. You will feel like he cares about you the whole way through. I had an elbow injury, tennis elbow on the other side, and a rotator cuff tear. I really like how he does not suggest surgery right away and seems to want to see if the body can heal itself through his suggestions. I am extremely happy and will tell you that he is one of the best in the South Bay....”

John F Fleming, MD

“ I met with Dr. Fleming with my MRI and he determined surgery was the best course of action to relieve the pain and numbness I was experiencing in my back and legs. Dr. Fleming explained the whole procedure and made sure I completely understood everything including the risks involved. Although I only had 2 therapy sessions, my range of motion and ability to walk has greatly increased...”

Great doctor!! Excellent staff from start to finish.


Reba Waun

The best!


Ana Ahlmeyer

I came to see Dr. Park, first for a fractured left big toe and then for a fractured 5th metatarsal...one was not healed before the next fracture occurred on the same foot. As an active person, this was quite difficult for me. Dr. Park had an excellent bedside manner, did not rush, answered all my questions and was most importantly highly competent and not a doctor to rush to surgery. I greatly appreciated that he was willing to try to heal the fracture the first fracture without surgery and it was successful. He was also quite reassuring that the 2nd fracture would heal with time and it did. In addition, at the same time, I was having issues with my right knee. In the interest of treating the whole person so I could return to an active lifestyle, Dr. Park was kind enough to include physical therapy for my right knee in his overall prescription for physical therapy and it helped. I truly appreciated this willingness to go outside of what he was specifically treating to help the patient. This was my second experience with Coastal Ortho. Dr. Halikis did a complex tendon surgery on my right hand a couple years ago and I also had an excellent result. In both cases, occupational and physical therapy in the practice, was also very good. The therapists and assistants work very well has a team and listen to the patient in terms of how they are feeling, what is working and how the patient would like to push his or herself. My excellent occupational therapist moved out of state. However, this time, I saw mostly Weslyn and Jereley and they were terrific as were the many assistants. If I had one area of improvement, I would only say the front office could potentially use more help. The office is very busy as there as several doctors and the front office can feel a bit chaotic...they are efficient and competent, but just seem a bit understaffed. However, everyone was very helpful.


JACQUELINE W.

Got a bill, owe a dime for an unspecified service... if so, DON’T ask for medical help here. Office billing refuses to see me after Emergency Room follow-up for advanced care. Fully covered under Medicare with additional back-up insurance, the twisted billing manager is denying ER recommeded specialist. Averetta Singh and the Dr’s. associated with Coastal Ortho might want to hank their degree elsewhere as this practice is headed down a path of financial failure and closure. I will make it my final chore in life. They have fucked with the wrong person. I never lose a fight and Coastal Ortho is condemned. By the way, the brainless idiot from their billing department will be on the welfare line when I finish. Pass me off is the worst a person could ever do. Bye bye to you and your job  career.


Jesse F.

Reasons Not to Go: Care: I will have to go into another practice for another surgery with months of healing time and probably thousands of dollars, because they did not correctly diagnose the injury (after getting several professional opinions months later)Overbilling: I paid upfront in cash, in full, every visit. I was emailed a new bill months later because they made a billing error, which they acknowledged was THEIR fault, but still charged me forAppointments: Difficult to get without weeks of wait time for seasoned doctorsWait Time: If it matters, you cannot be more than 15 minutes late or they cancel your appointment regardless of your situation, yet on average are 30+ minutes late every time in my experience. The irony.Reasons to Go:Office is clean and prettySome of the staff have good demeanorThat’s really it


Paco C.

I have enjoyed the services of Coastal Ortho for years.  I recently called the practice TWICE - once on Friday July 1st and today 7/5/22 @ 10:35AM.  On both occasions, I waited on hold to book an appointment over 10 minutes and no one ever answered my call.I also tried using your text message system to book an appointment and never received any options for an appointment.Imagine being in pain, calling your physician’s office for an appointment and being placed on endless hold.  That is an awful scenario.I will be communicating my frustration to the practice which referred me.


Tee B.

Dr Shreader did my two hip replacements. Very good experience, good recovery, Dr Shreader is the best; his experience, qualifications, the way he treats patients, very easy going, calm, makes the surgery easy, not terrifying experience. Couldn’t recommend him more and I do recommend him to my friends.


Ursula Carmody

Visually impossible to speak with live person...Like most doctors’ offices since pandemic they are too reliant on automated call system...might save costs but frustrates patients...this cost savings is not reflected in hourly rate reduction of course..disappointing indeed..


Satisfied C.

Dr. Park and his staff are amazing.  Not only are they friendly, they are caring.  They truly care about helping you.  They will go the extra route to see all options before surgery if necessary.  I have 2 friends that have had surgery with Dr. Park and he did great work.  They have nothing but kind things to say about their experience and care.  I had a terrible sprain in my ankle almost unable to walk without crutches.  Dr. Park and his staff got me into a medical boot.  My insurance didn’t cover me to get one from the office same day so Dr. Park recommended one on Amazon that was affordable and it did the job.  In office I would easily check in and wait not even 5 minutes to be seen.  It was great.  I will be starting Physical Therapy soon and am well on my way to recovery thanks to Dr. Park and his caring team.  I visited both the Torrance and El Segundo offices.  Both were great.  Clean, COVID safe, and easy parking. Don’t believe any negative reviews about Coastal Ortho.  They are the real deal and everyone I know sees them and has had great experiences.


Brandy M.

The place doesn’t take appointments on time.  Minimum wait time is 30 minutes.  I had 3 appointments and waited each time.  Also, one appointment was rescheduled and had to wait another week in order to get my cast off.


Janel C.

I had poured heart and soul and hours into a previous 5-star review, which I’ve deleted. That review was premature. I agree with the other reviews that say Coastal Ortho is run more like a corporate HQ than a doctor’s office. Two and a half months of physical therapy at Coastal Ortho, El Segundo and Torrance, had brought great hope and promise, which have been dashed, capped by an unfortunate text sent by mistake from the office. The lack of a standard and continuity of care has been jarring. I’m deeply disappointed in my former doctor, John Fleming, and physical therapist. I’ve also rarely met a doctor so unwilling or unable to answer basic questions outside of office visits, or billable time. I would have appreciated learning that my MRI results were normal sooner rather than later, in fact, two weeks later, at an office visit. My phone inquiries went ignored. Could the office visit be an option, rather than a requirement, for access to test results if normal? I previously overlooked the shortcomings of a therapy aide who nearly fell on top of me while focused on her own workout routine on a yoga ball as I lay on my back. Sometimes distracted, sometimes forgetful of the exercises that I needed to learn, she was the PT aide who assisted me most often. I tried to schedule appointments on Fridays to avoid her. Fridays were also calmer and more relaxing than the other hectic, boisterous three-ring circus days in the therapy gym, with little privacy to discuss medical details with the therapists. There were aides who had even greater difficulty establishing trust and clear communication. Exceptions were Bea, Adrienne, and Kacie.  Patients are scheduled just 10 minutes apart or less, which results in extremely long wait times to see a doctor. I’ve seen patients arrive whose appointment times were 10 min before or after mine for the same doctor. I’ve waited 45 min to an hour for a 5-10 min visit.Staffing churn also led to a disruption in my treatment plan. I had to advocate for myself with the general manager more than once. I didn’t want to write this...sigh...GM Carrie Killen did her best despite the limitations. Also, be prepared to pay for everything -- $15 for a copy of medical records, $20 for a CD of an MRI, etc. -- that other healthcare providers offer free of charge. The doctor treating me suggested that I take a picture of my MRI on his screen to avoid the fee. I declined since smartphones leak data like a sieve and are as private as Google’s corporate intranet. Dr. Fleming likely missed a critical update that I flagged for his medical assistant at my final office visit. She typed her notes into my record and said that she would call the doctor’s attention to it. He seemed to have been unaware of the update until contacted by the GM about it several weeks later following my email exchange with my physical therapist. He then abruptly reversed course, which upended my treatment plan, causing hardship and uncertainty.


Cindy U.

I had poured heart and soul and hours into a previous 5-star review, which I’ve deleted. That review was premature. I agree with the other reviews that say Coastal Ortho is run more like a corporate HQ than a doctor’s office. Two and a half months of physical therapy at Coastal Ortho, El Segundo and Torrance, had brought great hope and promise, which have been dashed, capped by an unfortunate text sent by mistake from the office. The lack of a standard and continuity of care has been jarring. I’m deeply disappointed in my former doctor, John Fleming, and physical therapist. I’ve also rarely met a doctor so unwilling or unable to answer basic questions outside of office visits, or billable time. I would have appreciated learning that my MRI results were normal sooner rather than later, in fact, two weeks later, at an office visit. My phone inquiries went ignored. Could the office visit be an option, rather than a requirement, for access to test results if normal? I previously overlooked the shortcomings of a therapy aide who nearly fell on top of me while focused on her own workout routine on a yoga ball as I lay on my back. Sometimes distracted, sometimes forgetful of the exercises that I needed to learn, she was the PT aide who assisted me most often. I tried to schedule appointments on Fridays to avoid her. Fridays were also calmer and more relaxing than the other hectic, boisterous three-ring circus days in the therapy gym, with little privacy to discuss medical details with the therapists. There were aides who had even greater difficulty establishing trust and clear communication. Exceptions were Bea, Adrienne, and Kacie. Patients are scheduled just 10 minutes apart or less, which results in extremely long wait times to see a doctor. I’ve seen patients arrive whose appointment times were 10 min before or after mine for the same doctor. I’ve waited 45 min to an hour for a 5-10 min visit. Staffing churn also led to a disruption in my treatment plan. I had to advocate for myself with the general manager more than once. I didn’t want to write this...sigh...GM Carrie Killen did her best despite the limitations. Also, be prepared to pay for everything -- $15 for a copy of medical records, $20 for a CD of an MRI, etc. -- that other healthcare providers offer free of charge. The doctor treating me suggested that I take a picture of my MRI on his screen to avoid the fee. I declined since smartphones leak data like a sieve and are as private as Google’s corporate intranet. Dr. Fleming likely missed a critical update that I flagged for his medical assistant at my final office visit. She typed her notes into my record and said that she would call the doctor’s attention to it. He seemed to have been unaware of the update until contacted by the GM about it several weeks later following my email exchange with my physical therapist. He then abruptly reversed course, which upended my treatment plan, causing hardship and uncertainty.


Cindy U.

I initially like this place. BUT, the office manager is rude, tactless, and authoritative. There was an issue with my mask not being completely over my nose at check out; to get my Dr’s note, PT orders, and next appointment. I was the last patient and clearly not sick in any way. It’s not a big deal to have my mask over my nose... but I will not be talk to like a child as a patient to an office. She demanded I do it that instance despite being behind plexiglass and double masked herself. I pointed out those facts.She told me to wait in the lobby to get my paperwork. 15 minutes go by and she finally gives me just the Dr’s note for work. I asked about PT orders and appointment.Her reply was litterally why I will bnever return."YOU CAN CALL FOR THE APPOINTMENT, IM NOT DOING IT." I said fine, just give me my PT order, because im done coming here.The Dr’s note I was given had the wrong information and I had to return to get it fixed. I wrote a letter to the Dr explaining the situation at the end of December. I hand delivered it to the receptionist. To this day 2/24/22 I have not recieve any response, or attempt to book my follow up ordered bybthe Doctor. Shameful.


Ray A.

Rude, untrained and unprofessional front desk staff. Each and every time you deal with them. Pretty consistent with many other reviews now that I see them.This time I was asked to move up my appointment by an hour but they never mentioned it would be at a different location, now they are shifting the blame on me, while making it sound like I should have known that as it it were obvious or public information, all in a patronizing tone. Both receptionists made sure it be known they didn’t care much - I suppose they really don’t as they get paid their hourly wage. I guess they will be stuck behind that desk for life. I’m so done with them as this was the third time they messed up and they were rude every time.


Bartosz B.

Highly recommend Doctor St. Louis! I had to go through a knee replacement surgery, and he was such a professional, caring doctor. My surgery went smoothly, and the recovery process as well. I have so much gratitude for Doctor St. Louis and appreciate everything he does for his patients. Thank you!!


Brenda L.
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Highly recommend Dr. John Fleming, he performed a microdiscectomy on me 2 weeks ago. After the procedure, I am now a zero on the pain scale. Dr. Felming did an amazing job! Minimally invasive procedure with great results. I highly recommended Dr. Fleming as my 5-star primary care doctor referred me to Dr. Fleming. Dr. Fleming thank you for giving me back my active life. I can now play with my kids and do what I need to do pain-free. You are doing God's work. Great bedside manner as well. I'm glad I had my procedure done and my only regret is not doing it sooner. 


Jarrett T.
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Highly recommend Doctor St. Louis! I had to go through a knee replacement surgery, and he was such a professional, caring doctor. My surgery went smoothly, and the recovery process as well. I have so much gratitude for Doctor St. Louis and appreciate everything he does for his patients. Thank you!!


Brenda L.
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Great orthopedist. I have suffered from knee pain for years, but didn't want to have surgery. Dr. Huber suggested injections that relieved the pain. I am impressed with the whole office. Very professional and caring. There are several orthopedic surgeons there so the waiting room looked like I would be there forever, but was pleasantly surprised by how much time the doctor & staff spent helping me understand my options.


BrendHa W.
Coastal Ortho
✆ Phone (appointments): 310-316-6190
Addresses: 
5215 Torrance Blvd., Suite 210, Torrance , CA 90503
2200 E. Maple Ave. El Segundo CA 90245