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I have been a long-time patient at this practice due to multiple spine conditions. Dr. Jolly is my surgeon of choice. After every visit I always leave knowing all the options for that issue and a plan to address it. Dr. Jolly, assistant Jessica Scott and all the other staff are caring as well as professional. I am truly blessed to have this practice on this journey with me. If I have surgery again it will be performed by this practice. Last year I had surgery at the Riverfront Surgery Center with Dr. Jolly. I have to say the care performed at this facility was the best experience I have ever had, and I've been to all of them in Chattanooga over the years. Thanks for the recommendation, Dr. Jolly.

- Stuart Newman

Dr. Bernard’s staff was friendly and knowledgeable. My wait time was very minimal. I was given personal attention at all times. Dr. Bernard asked pertinent questions and LISTENED to what my issues were. My experience was a “breath of fresh air”, compared to other offices.

- Donna Holcomb

I always have a good experience when going to Southeastern Spine and Joint. Dr Jolley did surgery on my cervical spine a few months ago and it is healing nicely. I usually see the nurse practitioner, Jessica Scott, for office appointments, and she is just wonderful! She is very professional and caring and listens to my concerns. I would highly recommend this practice to family and friends!

- Susie K

I am always well taken care of and all of the staff are amazing, considerate and caring professionals and go above and beyond to take care of each and everyone of their patients, the best care I have ever received and my back is a hot mess right now, but we have a plan in place and I am confident that it will work. I have no suggestions or ideas of improvement. What can you say when you receive the best of care? Thanks is not enough, but I thank each and everyone from the front desk, to X-ray, to Jessica and the young lady that took all of my information, thanks again.

- Linda Poindexter

Saw Dr Bernard for knee issues. He's great! Attentive, patient, not rushed and explains things well. I also see Dr Jolley and his PA Jessica at this office as well. My visits are not lengthy. Staff in the front office and the nurses are all friendly and helpful.

- Caroline Walker

Really enjoy this practice and going to my appointments. Everyone starting from the front staff, medical assistant/nurse, to the Physician Assistant Jessica was amazing. They were all so kind and explained in detail what was going on and they really try to get to the bottom of your issue. I would highly recommend this practice. Even when I call this practice, the front staff and the kind lady who answers the phones is SUPER NICE and I really appreciate that. Thank you for being such an awesome facility and staff!!!

- Erica M

My experiences so far have been great. Rebecca is who I see when I visit and she is really sweet and personable. I see Dr. Jolly when getting my epidurals and he is very professional and has a good demeanor. I am glad that I was referred to this office and I am satisfied with all the services I received.

- Cortina W. Barney (Tina)

I had an exceptional drs. Visit with Jessica. She listened. Answered every question we had (many questions and concerns). Explained my options. Helped me come up with an action plan to help me move forward from the excruciating pain I’m experiencing in my back. Jessica is knowledgeable, humble and extremely supportive of my healing. I left feeling heard, understood, relived and hopeful.

- Diane Clements

Every single staff person and doctor at this practice are wonderful. They are polite, compassionate, professional, and friendly. The doctor spends time with you and listens to your needs. I would highly recommend this practice.

- saricker1

The flow of patients is very streamlined leading to minimal wait times. More importantly, the staff and physicians are personable and genuinely concerned. As a health care professional, I highly recommend this practice.

- Steven Yood

Had my first visit yesterday for a hip issue I'm having. The place was clean, friendly and caring. Every staff member I interacted with was so caring. My orthopedic doctor sent me here and I checked on line reviews and state medical license boards. Very well regarded, great reviews, every body was giving great customer service experience reviews. This vist was 5 days before Christmas and they were busy, but I feel like this practice is were I feel they will be a great fit with my care needs. Thank you to the whole staff for such a great medical experience.

- Billy Freeman

Dr Bernard is a great guy & fantastic surgeon, he has done both my hips & kness. I feel so much better, he takes his time, talks, answers all questions. He cares about your experience, your health, your recovery.

- Dewayne Mikel

Finding great care is hard to do these days. But not here! Dr. Bernard is top notch. His relaxed, confident approach to what he is doing was comforting and encouraging. I am just over two weeks post op and couldn’t imagine a better outcome. Thank you so much Dr. Bernard and the entire staff.

- Julie

I've been seeing Dr. Jolley and PA Jessica Scott since 2012 for my neck and back condition. They have always tried treatments that do not involve surgery and have done surgery when those treatments have not worked. The staff there are always friendly and do their best to assist when there are questions also.

- Shawn Clark

Matthew Bernard is an amazing orthopedic doctor. He performed knee replacement surgery on my right knee in 2017 and I finished physical therapy a short five weeks later. The healing process was much faster and easier than my previous (left) knee replacement by another local orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Bernard's knowledge, especially of a fast track procedure, his professionalism, and his genuine care for his patients has me going back to him for possible hip replacement surgery. His staff is as kind and professional as he is. The appointment scheduler was more than helpful and kind. I recommend Dr. Bernard for knee or hip replacement because quite honestly, he is the best.

- Sherry Allen

Both knees replaced one in October 23 one in January 24. I have been extremely pleased with Dr Bernard and his entire staff. Very informative throughout the entire process and responsive to all needs or questions. I will and have recommended Dr. Bernard to my friends and family.

- Terry Kelley

PI have been going to Southeastern Spine and Joint for years. I have always been seen in a timely manner. I have always received excellent services by all departments. I have referred my family members to them and I have received the great feedback from them. The staff is very professional and caring. Dr. Jolley has great bed side manners. Love him and his staff.

- Nina Earvin

Staff are all friendly and efficient. Good atmosphere. My reason for being here however is Dr. Bernard. He performed a total knee replacement a few weeks ago and I’m doing well. He has the very latest techniques and innovations that not only lessens the healing time, but the surgery itself is much less traumatic. He is a very down to earth person who wants what’s best for his patients. Highly recommend Dr. Bernard.

- LA Green

Dr Jolley and his staff are nothing short of amazing. After being bedridden for 2 weeks going to the ER two separate times with no relief to pain and having to crawl from my bedroom to the bathroom and anywhere in my house that I wanted to go. I was finally able to get in to see Dr Jolley and his team. Within 10 minutes of looking at my MRI they already had the plan to admit me to the hospital and schedule me for spine surgery the next day. I had a micro-discectomy performed on my lower spine. Dr Jolley performed my surgery in just a few hours. That night after a few hours in recovery I was able to walk to the restroom and stand (something I couldn't do previously) my pain went from 15 to 3-4 in just a few hours time. The feeling has returned to my leg and toes and I was able to walk into my own home after being discharged today. I wish I could give more than 5 stars

- Brandon Leffew

Dr. Matt Bernard and all the staff at Southeastern Spine & Joint (S.S.J.) are friendly and a pleasure to work with. Communications regarding appointments and treatments is excellent. Dr. Bernard is very thorough in determining the patients needs and explaining treatment options. His after surgery concern for his patients and follow-up is excellent. I would recommend S.S.J. and Dr. Bernard to anyone having spine and/or joint problems and possibly needed surgery to correct their condition.

- Tom Johnson

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