Lew Papendick MD
Knee, Shoulder, & Sports Medicine
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Papendick.
“Dr. Papendick was kind and caring. He completely explained what was going to happen before my procedure. He made me feel very comfortable prior to surgery and shared with my husband how things went when I was done. During my post-op appointment Dr. Papendick showed me what was done during surgery. I have nothing but praise for my experience with Dr. Papendick and all the staff that I came in contact with. Thank you!”
– Jonel G.
“Dr. Papendick was great. Friendly service and after surgery the follow up service was excellent as well.”
– Toni M.
“I thought the level and quality of care was excellent.”
– Rick H.
“Dr. Papendick is skilled and knowledgeable. It's always a comfortable feeling things are getting done right.”
– Kevin U.
“Dr. Papendick is always friendly and easy to work with.”
– Arthur B.
“As usual, Dr. Papendick was courteous, professional, and personable. He sat and explained the x-rays and his diagnosis as to what I was dealing with at the time. My experience was excellent.”
– Mary G.
“Struggled with my knees for years and didn't get them taken care of soon enough. Wish I would have. No more pain. No more issues. No more problems. Thanks to doc Papendick!”
– Stan W.
“Dr. Papendick is a great doctor.”
– Phyllis D.
“Thank you to Dr. Pap for my new knee! Works even better than the old one! Care was exceptionally all the way around!”
– Keith R.
“Dr. Lew gave me a new knee, or at least a total knee replacement. I can not express enough how much I appreciate the work that he did for me. My leg has not felt this good in years! Lew was very up front with me on what to expect and what I would have to do, and he was right on the money. The staff have always taken care of me when necessary. Many thanks to everyone!”
– Edward L.
“I have been a patient of Dr. Papendick for quite a few years. My encounters have always been excellent. Wonderful doctor!”
– Mazie B.
– Jorge S.
“Dr. Papendick was very professional, friendly, and made me very comfortable with his diagnoses.”
– Virginia G.
“Dr. Papendick performed my husband’s knee replacement a few years ago, and so when my rheumatologist wanted to refer me to an orthopedic surgeon, he was the only one I’d consider. I’m so happy I did as Dr. Papendick reassured me and made everything simple.”
– Lillian B.
– Carolyn S.
“I have been a patient at Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Care, and I would go nowhere else for orthopedic care. I always recommend the clinic to friends and family.”
– Kevin H.
“Black Hills Orthopedic and Spine Center is the most friendlies & is always clean, and the Doctors and Staff are the best in the business! Gold Star”
– Lanette V.
“I think this is the happiest I have ever been to a doctors office. Staff was amiable and efficient. I was seen very quickly. Dr. Papendick was friendly and explained everything wrong in detail and ensured I understood. He made sure that I knew what my current limitations are and what I want the result to be. I feel safe, comfortable, and can rest easy knowing that I am in good hands here. Truly grateful!”
– Zachary H.
“Dr. Papendick always greets me with a smile, listens to my symptoms, and explains the planned treatments. I have had three procedures done by him, and have no complaints.”
– Kevin H.
“Dr. Papendick is, not only a top surgeon but a very personable, caring, all around great guy! He has thus far performed two total hip and total shoulder surgery on me! My left shoulder is; next, I'm afraid to say. But I will most assuredly come back to Dr. Papendick. He is the type of person who tells it like it is but makes you feel assured that in the long run, everything is, not only for the better, but all will turn out okay. Years ago I had to pick which surgeon to see and, boy, I certainly chose the right one!”
– James N.
“Dr. Papendick is a very professional and understanding surgeon! I have had both hip and shoulder replacement surgery by him in the past with excellent results! He is a very concerned and caring doctor! Why would I want to go to anyone else?”
– Jim N.
“Same as every other time. Excellent!”
– Linda B.
“Excellent as usual.”
– Linda B.
“The staff was all very kind, helpful and efficient.”
– Nina B.
“I have always enjoyed my experiences at your facility. And I have the highest regard for your physicians. Would still recommend anyone to your place of business.”
– Mazie B.
“Recently had a full knee replacement. Would recommend Dr. Papendick to any of my friends and family even though it hurt like hell!!”
– Noreen P.
“Dr. Papendick was very thorough with explaining everything. He was very polite.”
– Christy R.
“My experience was excellent and always is! :-)”
– Lillian N.
“Everything went very well with my surgery. Recovery has been steady. Doing PT with the BH Spine center made a huge difference. Very caring and helpful people.”
– Ruth F.
“I found him very personal, patient, and knowledgeable. He took time to explain the difference between the two knees I had fixed and why they are different. I appreciated his explanation.”
– Patricia B.
– Margaret H.
“Dr. Papendick first met with me concerning a Rotator Cuff Injury. He outlined a plan and was straightforward with me on what to expect and what options were available. When I did finally have surgery he was able to repair much more than he had initially thought. Recovery has been very good and I experienced a lot of support from Black Hills Orthopedics Staff. There is still some physical therapy to address, and my Shoulder will never be 100% again, but I am confident that Dr. Papendick brought out the best available outcome all things considered.”
– Ash A.
“Great experience. Dr Papendick and his PA Kirby do a great job.”
– Sandra W.
“Had question about knee for hiking -- The Dr went over everything & has since proved to be spot on. Worked like a champ!”
– Mikal L.
“5 Stars Phenomenal experience, little wait, very professional experience”
– Tom O.