Ira K. Evans III M.D.
1 Orthopedics Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Evans.
“Great experience with Dr. and his assistant, Matt. Very professional, yet friendly, and makes you feel at ease.”
– Donna D.
“Dr. Evans provides great care that doesn't end in the operating room. He listens and answers questions completely and succinctly. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.”
– Jane M.
“I ran into Doctor Evans in Starbucks many years ago. I had seen everyone at Sports Med North, I introduced myself and told him I loved Sports Med North. He thanked me and asked "How old are you?" I told him; he smiled and said, "You'll see me eventually!" After years of running too much and playing excessive amounts of tennis on hard courts, my knees gave out, My legs were bowed; both were bone on bone, arthritic, no cartilage.; walking was tough, having grown up in Boston I had to give up my beloved pastime of jaywalking because I couldn't even run if a car came at me too fast. I spend a lot of time In Italy, lots of walking. After 6 months in Florence I came back this year deflated after having my knees flare up every night; when you stand up in a restaurant and your girlfriend's 85 year old mother sees you wincing and says "Poor thing" you know it's time I always knew Dr. Evans would be my surgeon when the time came ... the time came. First meeting, he looked at my X-Rays and said, " When do you want to do these?" He was amazing, kind generous with his time and very forthright about his approach. Gave me the cons of having them both done at the same time. I followed his advice and had my right knee done on February 3rd, my left done on Saint Patrick's Day. Dr. Evans literally gave me my life back. In a few years I would have been lame and would never see Italy again. I'm in the middle of recovery right now, My legs are straight, the same length (they weren't before!) and they are stronger than they have been in years. I'll be able to play doubles again, I probably won't ever run again, but I can do without that (no one runs for anything in Italy!). Florence is on the horizon and I'll be able to go for a passegiatta along the ocean with my crazy adopted Genovese family without pain. I can't say enough about Dr. Evans dedication, caring, expertise, professionalism and what a wonderful person he is. He's a genuinely good, honorable and humble man which sets him apart. In my opinion he is a very noble man and an extraordinary human being.. He was straightforward about the entire procedure, the equipment he used, the length of the procedure, recovery times and possible complications. Nothing was left to chance. I walked into the hospital knowing what to expect and it was exactly as he predicted. On Saturday after my last surgery Dr Evans came into the hospital to pull out a drainage line. When he was done he simply hung out and we just talked for a while, not about anything in particular, we ran the gamut. He teased me about my tattoo, we talked about Italy, we talked about many things, two guys talking. I had a lot of pain the night before, but there's something calming about his confidence and demeanor, after he left I knew I did the right thing and it would all work out. He's like a Zen master and I owe him everything ... the quality of my life from this day forward is all due to Dr. Evans. I would be remiss if I didn't mention his P.A. Amy. She is absolutely wonderful. Sweet, caring, professional and a truly caring and gifted person. A friend of mine passed away a while back and during a subsequent visit one of the first questions she asked me as "How are you doing dealing with his death?" Amy and Dr. Evans make a formidable team to have on your side during what is a pretty long and uncomfortable process, there are none finer; you can never be in better hands.”
– Dennis M.
“Dr. Evans is the best. Best bedside manner. Best surgeon. And a nice guy, as well. My wife and I have both had both our knees replaced and are more than pleased that Dr. Evans was our provider!”
– Paul H.
“Dr Evans is amazing. It was a terrible rainy morning and I believe a few of his asst were running late so he came out himself. Got our charts and called us all in, put us in rooms and then took care of each of us. This I feel may not have happened in another office. He is so kind and when I had my injection it was painless. He always takes the time to talk to me and never seems to be rushing. The office is run smoothly.”
– Madeline R.
“Dr. Evans is a great doctor. Displays an empathy lacking in so many doctors these days. Never rushes appointments and takes the time to ensure you understand all treatment options.”
– Siobhan E.
“Extremely satisfied with office visits with Dr. Evans and all the physician assistants that I have seen. Everything is explained and I understand what the problems are with my knee. They always take care of the present issue I'm having and I understand that eventually I will have to have a knee replacement.”
– Maria P.
“Excellent care provided, extremely attentive & professional!!!”
– Solange L.
“I had two total knee replacements with Dr. Evans. One was in December and the other at the end of April. Dr Evans was a super doctor from the initial office visit to the post op visit after the 2ns knee. I would highly recommend him to anyone.He has a great bedside manor & answers all questions and doesn't try to rush you out. If I had to do it again I would call him in a heartbeat!”
– Diane K.
“The best. Professional and informative as always.”
– Jack T.
“The initial appointment and followup appointment were very informative and helpful. All my questions were addressed and answered. Phone calls that I made to the practice were all answered to my satisfaction. The staff in the office were extremely professional. Most importantly, the surgery went very well. My recovery went as expected and my pain levels were extremely manageable.”
– Robert C.
“Two years after my total left knee replacement I hiked the Manitou Incline in Colorado. The incline gains over 2,000' of elevation in less than one mile. I never could have accomplished this exhilarating hike, with my daughters, without my bionic knee! Thank you, again, Dr. Ira Evans!”
– Laurie P.
“Dr. Evans was very positive to work with, all his associates who treated me are professional. The service is organized, and made my experience easy to tolerate. Thanks”
– Edward F.
“Amazing surgeon and amazing human being. There has been a noticible improvement in staff at desks with greeting and check out. The office is a very busy office, and I am sure its challenging to make everyone "happy" I have been coming there for at least 2 plus years and see the improvement. I would like to mention Michelle at reception because she went above and beyond to re-assure me just before my surgery when I was so frightened. This to me is true compassion and humanity, and the world needs more of this. Nobody wants to feel like they are part of an assembly line in a factory. We are all human beings with real feelings. Well done to all!! Thank you.”
– Karen J.
“Dr. Evans is always fantastic. Polite, always explains his thoughts thoroughly and answers questions without hesitation. He makes the uneasiness of surgery go away with his ability to put people at ease.”
– Brandon F.
“So much respect, so much trust in Dr. Ira Evans. He is patient, very understanding.”
– Angela H.
“Provider and his PA explain everything that’s going on with the knee and provide solution options.”
– Mary S.
“My appointment at Sports Medicine North was very pleasant from the time I checked in to the time I received my dates for future appointments. The x-ray staff was very efficient. Dr. Evans was very informative as always. I always feel very confident after his diagnosis.”
– Robert O.
“It was all excellent, very pleased with the entire experience, thank you! Now I’m off to round 3.”
– David P.
“We are a very active family involved in all manner of sports and outdoor activities. Dr. Ira Evans has been there to help us through our occasional injuries from strains and sprains, to more severe setbacks, including knee reconstruction and joint replacement. Dr. Evans has been a most thorough surgeon, guiding us through not only medical procedures but just as importantly, attending to our needs be it preparation, surgery, rehabilitation and follow up with equal measures of care, knowledge, and professionalism. Dr. Evans and his staff have exceeded our expectations every time.”
– Kenneth Y.
“Dr. Evan’s associates are wonderful everybody at Sports Medicine North is lovely. I was so impressed by Dr. Evan. He truly listens to his patients and is caring, individual. I am so lucky to have him as a surgeon.”
– William C.
“Dr. Ira Evans is the best surgeon on the North Shore for knee surgery. I have complete confidence in his abilities and recommend him. He pays particular attention to detail, and I would guess that he has the lowest complication rates and incidence of infection of any of the other knee surgeons here.”
– Steven H.
“My visit was excellent with Dr. Evans. This was a follow-up visit. Dr.Evans took the time to answer all my questions and address any concerns I might have about future treatment.”
– John S.
“Great experience with Dr. Evans I had two knee replacements in 12 months and am grateful that he was the doctor can’t wait to ski again this season. Great staff also. Always pleasant and supportive.”
– Kathleen K.
“from day one I have no pain, my mobility is getting better I feel great”
– John H.
“He is the best and very caring. I have had many problems with this knee and not the fault of him. I get a lot of scar tissue. I have faith in him that he will fix the problem.”
– Rosanne D.
“Excellent diagnostic, surgical and follow up care. Have had multiple surgeries at SMN and all favorable, highly recommend. Knee issues, Dr. Evans, is your guy!”
– Jane D.
“I have been a patient of Dr. Ira Evans for many years with knee and leg problems that he and his PAs have handled with the utmost care. The doctor takes the time to explain. Correctly, he diagnoses and treatment plan as well as listens to my opinions.”
– Jean G.
“In November of 2016 I made the big decision to have a total knee replacement after years of pain. My knee restricted me from doing many of the things I loved . Dr Evans not only Is my surgeon but he's my number one coach . He is with you all the way with compation and encouragement. Yes it is hard,painful and at times a frustrating recovery. Dr Evans gives you the confidence in yourself that you can do this. I am looking forward to long dog walks, long beach walks ,hiking in the Rockies this summer and much much more . Thank you again to Dr Evans and his great physician assistants”
– Eileen S.
“Dr. Evans was friendly and very professional. He tells you what he is going to do before he does it so I feel part of the process.”
– Nancy H.
“Dr. Evans is the best. He is professional, knowledgeable & very thorough.”
– Linda S.
“Dr. Evans and PA Matt are excellent; they’re honest and tell you everything that is going to happen and walk you through the process of what you’re getting done. They answer all my questions and always make sure I know what’s going on. I’m so thankful for Dr. Evans because he’s the only one who wanted to take me on and help me and I’m forever grateful.”
– Rachael D.
“I had a great experience with Dr. Evans! He was patient, compassionate and answered my questions thoroughly.”
– Valerie S.
“I had a great appointment with Dr. Evans yesterday. He knows his stuff and is professional and friendly.”
– Richard H.
“Matt, Dr Ira Evans' assistant drained fluid from my knee and gave me a cordazone shot. I was pain free for the next 3 months. Dr. Evans set me up with a physical therapy session which I believe also helped.”
– David T.
“Dr. Evans is the best! I have been his patient for almost 20 yrs. And feel he has always done what’s in the best interest of my knee. Highly recommend him!”
– Laura C.
“Dr. Evans is the best! I am thankful to have him as a doctor.”
– Salvatore D.
“Dr Ira Evans spent a long time with me to discuss possible total knee replacement. He was very informative knowledgeable, , caring and patient.”
– Helen B.
“Great experience. Got my knee drained and a cortisone shot. Feels so much better and swelling is gone. Thanks sports med north.”
– Francine C.
“Dr. Ira Evans is very professional. An excellent doctor had a unique experience with my total knee replacement. I would recommend him highly.”
– Thomas M.
“What can I say I can walk again without pain. Thank you.”
– John H.
“Wonderful experience. I highly recommend Dr. Evans.”
– Myra K.
“I have been seeing Dr. Evans for a couple of years. I have respect for him and believe in him. He has been available to me whenever I have needed him, for support and questions regarding the best plan of action for me. He is a doctor who listens to you and hears what you are saying. I highly recommend him as a man of the distinction between caring for the patient as his number one consideration.”
– Esther Z.
“Excellent work and positive experience.”
– Henry M.
“Professional, understanding, knowledgeable.”
– Arthur B.
“Dr. Evans was just excellent both in communication with me about my expectations and did a wonderful job with my surgery!”
– Maureen C.
“The staff was friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Dr. Evans was very kind and meticulous he explained everything and answered all my questions. I feel very confident that I am going to get the best possible care for my problem.”
– Robert M.
“Always professional and knowledgeable. I am very happy with the outcome.”
– Paul G.
“Dr. Evans was highly recommended to me. I am 56 and need a knee replacement. Dr. Evans (and staff) have been great. They all explain things in detail and a very patient with answering questions. I am scheduled for my surgery and Dr. Evans has put my mind at ease about the whole procedure.”
– Robin S.