Denise D. Routhier MD
Nonsurgical Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine with a Special Interest in Treatment of Lower Extremity Injuries
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Routhier.
“Dr Routhier is thoughtful and professional. Quality of care is high. She takes time to answer any questions and explain treatment alternatives.”
– Richard C.
“Dr. Routhier is a well qualified practitioner. She has injected my hip several times. The entire staff make one feel important.”
– Carol S.
“Dr. Routhier has great "bedside" manner, kind, prompt, helpful. Highly recommend.”
– Alice C.
“Dr. Routheir was very personable. She took the time to answer all my questions and was very thorough in his questioning.”
– John C.
“I had had an annoying hip problem for several months that caused issues when I walked more than a short distance and when trying to walk upstairs. Dr. Routhier diagnosed the problem, and after verification testing, provide me with alternatives on this might be helped/corrected. I decided to have "Day Surgery" once a date can become available. Before seeing Dr. Routhier, I had seen two different General Practitioners who did not find the problem. Dr. Routhier referred me to a Surgeon at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine who will do the future procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Routhier to others.”
– James M.
“Dr. Routhier listened carefully to my description of the pain and the efforts I've made in physical therapy and pain management at home. She described what she could do to help (pain shot), and afterward, she provided me with a list of exercises for strengthening to add with my physical therapy. The pain shot took a couple of weeks to take effect, but I'm now enjoying my days pain-free.”
– Linda S.
“She seems extremely knowledgeable and very personable. Seems like she truly cares about you as a person not just a chart. Highly recommend her.”
– Debby M.
“Dr. Routhier is professional, interested, curious, responsive, capable and effective. She is a good listener and provided encouragement and interventions that really helped me in my goal to rebuild my strength.”
– Patricia T.
“The exam and visit with Dr. Routhier was excellent. I only wish that I would have been able to see her sooner so that I could have continued cycling sooner. Thank you”
– Peter H.
“Dr. Routhier is the one who attended my Achilles tendon. She is an EXCELLENT physician!!”
– Michael G.
“Dr. Routhier is always caring and sweet. I went in for an injection (shot) for my hip, she's given me the injection two other times. She does a great job every time. Dr. Routhier and her staff always make me feel comfortable. Also she is a professional which is hard to find these days.”
– Maryann C.
“Dr. Routhier was very personable and took the time to answer all of my questions.”
– Karen G.
“Dr. Routhier is a great physician. She listens, she explains well --- she does not rush --- she rocks, not to mention her sense of humor which also rates five stars! My experience with trying to get a prescription filled through the staff was not quite as stellar -- not only non-responsive but kind of like a fortress.”
– Ellen H.
“Dr. Routhier is fantastic. She is precise, accurate and took the pain away for me.”
– Murphy M.
“I have seen Dr. Routhier a couple of times, most recently for an issue with my right foot. She had an x-ray is taken but to finalize conclusion, it would require an MRI. Due to the cost of MRI, she gave me other options for me to review and the first one was a steroid injection which did result in the swelling be reduced promptly. After my second visit, we concluded it was a tendon issue, and physical therapy was warranted so went to PT for six weeks at Slocum Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Had great PT named Camille, who taught me exercises to strengthen the tendon and after six weeks feeling much better and am now walking for exercise which I couldn't do before and have returned to yoga. Overall, my experience was excellent at Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine as it has been in the past. I recommend Slocum Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to anyone having knee, ankle, or shoulder problems as they are the best in Eugene/Springfield.”
– Louis L.
– Susie T.
“The same as always perfect.”
– Maryann C.
“Professional and sympathetic treatment provided promptly.”
– David F.
“I found Dr. Routhier to be very efficient, knowledgeable and compassionate. She explained what was going on and recommended PT which helped. I'm confident she prescribed the right treatment.”
– Mary N.
“Dr. Routhier is a wonderful Doctor. She is caring, very good at diagnosing your problem and giving you the care you need.”
– Deborah C.
“I had an amazing experience. I had two injections one in each knee and it was actually not as painful as I thought it was going to be. Dr. Routhier was very nice and informative on every step she was performing and how I was to take care of my knees. I would surely recommend anyone that is in need of any orthopedic needs. Thank you, Dr. Routhier.”
– Patty S.
“I was very impressed and happy with the prompt care that was given by Dr. Routhier.”
– Jan S.
“Dr. Routhier is a very kind caring Doctor. She listens first, then give you her ideas on the problem. She has never made me feel like I was a number and don't know anything. She has given me options on what she wants to do, and then asks if that sounds ok to do before she does it.”
– Vicki L.
“Dr. Routhier is always so nice she makes me feel at ease, when I'm nervous about things and explains everything so I know exactly what is going on. She truly cares about her patients and treats them as a whole. I wouldn't see anyone else.”
– Julianna B.
“Dr. Routhier is GREAT. I've seen a lot of Doctors, and she out does all of them in every way. She is always in a good mood, no matter what. She knows her stuff and has a lot of knowledge. She will helped and guided me with anything she can. Which is a lot. She's a life time keeper.”
– Maryann C.
“Every staff member encountered from check-in to check-out were guilty of being the friendliest, most understanding, and caring group of health providers around. In the years since becoming Disabled, I have broken and healed too many bones to list, and spent a decade on opiate medication. Getting off of them was extemely difficult. Explaining resulting tolerance issues and sharing what medications actually work is often misunderstood and patients are looked upon as addicts and treated poorly, or their input is outright ignored. Dr. Ruthier is a considerate and knowledgeable healer, whose reassuring demeanor calms rather than agsaperates those who are already hurt, in pain, and irritable. She accurately assessed and expertly devised a plan that was perfect for my unique situation. Dr. Ruthier's ability to describe the problem and solution in terms I could understand is priceless and much appreciated. It was pleasure to be treated so respectfully and I hope the best for Dr. Ruthier and every one else on the staff at Slocum. Truly, thank you.”
– Justin R.