Erin Forest M.D.

Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder
4.9
Verified Patient Rating: 4.9 (30 patient reviews and ratings)
1155 35th Lane
Suite 100
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Appointment Line:
(772) 569-2330

Additional Offices

801 Wellness Way
Suite 100
Sebastian, FL 32958
Appointment Line:
(772) 569-2330

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Forest.

“Dr. Forest made me feel as if I was the only patient she had. No rushing, plenty of time to ask questions, thorough explanations. I felt very confident in her treatment plan. My surgery, both to insert and remove hardware on my wrist repair, went smoothly.”
– Cindy B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest was warm and reassuring. She listened carefully to all my questions and was responsive to my concerns. I was under a time constraint to get my surgery done as soon as possible. She promised to check her surgery calendar and get back to me, which she promptly did. One month out from my surgery I can "feel" the results of her good surgery work. I would recommend her to anyone with similar thumb issues.”
– William T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very efficient office. Pleasant environment. Dr Forest was informative, kind and patient.”
– Patricia T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest was very through and compassionate.”
– Eileen C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest had great manners and responses to my questions.”
– Cora W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest reviewed my EMG studies and saw that I had a double trapped carpal tunnel nerve. Not the usual type of problem found. While discussing what she would perform to correct the problem, we also discussed a trigger finger pain I was having on the opposite hand. Dr. Forest suggest a couple of different problems that might exist in the trigger finger. I asked if she could fix whatever was wrong while I was under the anesthesia for my carpal tunnel surgery. We agree that would be a good approach. Dr. Forest fixed the carpal tunnel double trapped nerve with an incision in my palm and elbow. Complete success with a short recovery. She also removed a cyst and bone spur in my trigger finger which also was a complete success. I have since referred a friend to Dr Forest with a medical issue in both hands and was told by another Dr that it could not be repaired. Dr. Forest has scheduled him for surgery and was confident she could help him. Dr.. Forest is a terrific hand surgeon with the knowledge and skill set to properly identify and fix hand problems. In addition Dr. Forest has a calm, informative approach that puts patients at ease. Highly recommend Dr. Forest.”
– Thomas N.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest is excellent, my hand surgery turned out great. Her nurse and assistant Lauren is also excellent, and helped me out a couple of times when I had pain issues.”
– Yvonne C.
4
Patient rating: 4 stars
“Rating a #5--Dr.. Forest is a wonderful Doctor! She looks you in the eye and listens closely to my complaints and progress. I reccommend her to every one who requires hand, arm, shoulder medical rehabilitation attention.”
– Cora W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“SHE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL. HER BEDSIDE MANOR IS REASSURING PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE.”
– Albert N.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest is great. She is patient, listens well and has a great manner about her. My hand surgery went well and the results are excellent.”
– Yvonne C.
4
Patient rating: 4 stars
“Excellent”
– Alan S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest is great. She is patient, listens well and has a great manner about her. My hand surgery went well and the results are excellent.”
– Yvonne C.
4
Patient rating: 4 stars
“My Experience with Dr. Forest was nothing short of outstanding. I had dislocated my shoulder 4 times in two months. I had corrective surgery on the same shoulder at the end of 2012 by a different practice in Stuart, Florida. Dr. Forest took her time studying my case and carefully considered repair options. She clearly explained the options to me so that I could participate in the choice of procedure. She conducted tests ahead of time, an MRI for example, to understand the extent of the damage I had done to my shoulder. When she actually did the surgery, the case was a little worse than what she was expecting and took longer than she expected. I was able to go home the same day and after my follow up visit the next week, she started my physical therapy. We had a number of follow up visits and she took an active part in my physical therapy program - keeping tabs on what I was doing and how I was progressing and telling the therapists what she wanted me to do next. My mobility right after surgery was very restricted but I have recovered full range of motion. That exceeded my expectations. I told her that after all I had been through, I was willing to sacrifice mobility for shoulder stabilization. I also think that Dr. Forest was courageous to accept me as a patient. I am very grateful to her and have recommended her to others. I understand that she joined this group a short time before I met her. I think she is a fantastic addition to your practice.”
– Diana G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent surgeon who is very helpful to all her patients...I wish all doctors were that way.”
– Karen J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I didn't know what to expect but I had heard all good things about Dr. Forest. They were all correct 100%! She is so kind and compassionate and she really wants to understand you as a patient! I couldn't have asked for better and I refer her to others needing the same thing.”
– Susan L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Exceptional shoulder doc!!!! Exceptional!”
– Kyle S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr Forest is an incredible doctor. She did my wrist surgery back in the fall and did an incredible job. I really enjoyed her staff to as they made me feel like i wasn't a number. I highly recommend her.”
– Sam D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Just...FANTASTIC....WE have only met 2 or 3 times. 67 days before I had my right rotator cup surgery and once after, so far. Another appointment on Wed 16 Nov. She thoroughly explained all my options to me. I appreciated this VERY MUCH. All went well and doing well in therapy at D1 with Jacob.”
– Dick C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest is very caring. She lets you ask many questions, and spends ample time explaining everything to help get you back to good health.”
– Susan W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Professional. Dr. Forest answered all of my questions and explained all of my options.”
– Kenneth G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest is a great listener and incredible surgeon. She cares for the whole person. She's patient, encouraging and honest. Would recommend her for her communication skills alone for keeping loved ones informed.”
– Ariana C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Thorough, knowledgeable, kind, compassionate, and quick to take action.”
– Renee F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“In my life, I've been fortunate never to have broken any bones. However, following a fall earlier this summer, I found myself consulting with Dr. Forest for, what turned out to be, a broken wrist. At the outset, I was impressed with Dr. Forest's knowledge, professionalism, and compassion. She explained her diagnosis and my medical alternatives, answering my questions and alleviating my concerns. For various reasons, I elected surgery which was scheduled two days later. At post-surgery office visits, Dr. Forest has been through in her examination of the surgical site and surrounding areas impacted by the procedure and encouraging about my future physical abilities. I've never felt rushed at any of my appointments with Dr. Forest, and have always left her office confident I was receiving excellent medical care.”
– Linda C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very impressed with her and her services.”
– Muriel A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“She was great. I wasn't scheduled to see her, but she came in to assist Dr. Smillie.”
– Penny H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent care. She genuinely cares about my well being. I'm very confident in Dr. Forest. She is just awesome. She was very concerned about my well being.”
– Arlene S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest was very professional and very compassionate. My visit was productive and pleasant.”
– Denise D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had a great appointment with Dr. Forest. She is smart, knowledgeable and cares about her patients.”
– Margarita S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Forest is kind, compassionate and considerate. She is extremely knowledgeable. She gave my elderly father extra time and never rushed. As an RN with 34 years in the ER and OR, I know a good Doctor when I see one. I researched extensively before booking an appointment and Dr. Forest exceeded my expectations.”
– Charlie L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I am thankful for the experience that I have had with Dr. Forest. She showed me that she is concerned about your well being and that she will listen to the patient. All I can say is thank you for all you do!”
– Jacquelin W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars