Mark J. Tenholder M.D.

Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified Joint Replacement and Revision, Orthopaedic, Adult Reconstruction, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, and Minimally Invasive Surgeon
4.99
Verified Patient Rating: 5 (100 patient reviews and ratings)
Orthopaedic Associates
36474C Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin, FL 32541
Appointment Line: (850) 863-2153
Orthopaedic Associates
1034 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Appointment Line: (850) 863-2153
Orthopaedic Associates
554-D Twin Cities Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
Appointment Line: (850) 863-2153

Patient Reviews

The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Tenholder.

“Dr. Tenholder is direct and to the point about your health which I value. He listens to his patients and inspires trust.”
– Elizabeth I.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder is fantastic. He takes his time to thoroughly explain the course of treatment. He provides an atmosphere that lets his patients know he values their concerns and that they are heard. Hands down, Dr. Tenholder is our number one choice in orthopedic care. I would and have highly recommended him.”
– Kim S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder is fantastic. He takes his time to thoroughly explain the course of treatment. He provides an atmosphere that lets his patients know he values their concerns and that they are heard. Hands down, Dr. Tenholder is our number one choice in orthopedic care. I would and have highly recommended him.”
– Kim S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“They explained every option and procedures. Went over the X rays and helped with my pain. Nice professional people.”
– Andrew S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder did a great job getting me back into shape. His referral to the Physical Therapist was excellent. Everything worked out well. Dr. Tenholder is knowledgeable, professional and friendly.”
– Lawrence M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent. Extremely knowledgeable and very personable.”
– Robert M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder was very professional and courteous. He listened to my questions and concerned and answered them directly. He kept me well-informed about what the procedure involved and what to expect regarding recovery. I would highly recommend him, and Orthopaedic Associates, to anyone considering joint replacement.”
– Michael C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder was excellent as well as the entire staff from the front desk to the surgical team members! Very professional, knowledgeable, and caring for my needs. I have highly recommended it.”
– Chazz B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder performed knee replacement on both of my knees. He and his PA, Rick Sneller were very concerned for my recovery. I have recommended this team to several friends.”
– Margaret W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Best care anywhere; you're all the best! Every aspect of care, every person who helps me, for real!”
– William R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Great experience as always. Thanks, Dr. Tenholder and PA Sneller!”
– Sherry S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Professional, comforting, and honest.”
– Shelley S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My experience has always been excellent. Very professional and personable.”
– Ada S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Staff was very professional and friendly. The second time I am using Dr. Tenholder, very professional, a great Doctor. Will always be my family orthopedic surgeon. I have all faith in Dr. Tenholder for my family.”
– Rodney F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Heard great things about Dr. Tenholder, but now I know first hand.”
– Cathimary H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had an awesome experience.”
– Donna B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had a great experience and customer service.”
– Walter C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent. Dr. Tenholder is so friendly and professional. I feel so confident because I know he has considerable expertise. Mia was so lovely as well as the receptionist! They are the best! Thanks, Dr. Tenholder for not saying I needed a knee replacement at 70. Ha!”
– Nancy C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Great.”
– Roger H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder, Rick, and all the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.”
– Dee B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder listens and takes action. I left knowing he cared and I’d feel better soon. I couldn’t ask for more from my doctor.”
– Jan B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder was great. I felt very comfortable with him, and he did high giving me a Total Left Hip replacement. I was especially impressed with the web link that was used to keep in touch with me and provide all the information I needed to prepare for the operation and give follow up info and help. It was comforting to know that via this link, if I had any comments or questions, I could ask on the link and receive an answer usually the same day, even on weekends. Very impressive.”
– Ira W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder performed partial knee replacements on both knees and a rotator cuff repair. He and his staff.”
– Linda H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Everybody in the office is friendly and professional.”
– Stephen I.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder performed a full knee replacement utilizing Mako robotic technology. I was admitted on a Monday morning and was discharged and on my home by noon the following day. Post-surgical pain was minimal, and I was off narcotics by the 3rd day and just on over-the-counter pain meds for a few weeks after that. I went to physical therapy for 12 sessions over four weeks and got discharged from care on my 6th week. At eight weeks, I am biking 12-15 miles day, walking two miles and working out at the gym, including weight training on the knee three times /week. I have been pain-free since week 7 and have even started playing some minimal tennis. Other than some swelling and stiffness mostly post workout I have virtually no symptoms of a replacement and am now pain-free for the first time in several years. I still have a ways to go on full rehab, but I could not be more pleased with the results of this procedure and expect to return to competitive level tennis within the next 30 days. Overall I cannot say enough about Orthopaedics Associates and especially Dr. Tenholder and his associates. I was in fear of a lengthy rehabilitation process but have been pleasantly surprised by the speed and comprehensiveness of my recovery. Bear in mind that I have been very aggressive with my PT and workout sessions, but must credit my ability to do so to work done by Dr. Tenholder. From my perspective, everything about the procedure has far exceeded my expectations.”
– Jerry R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was very impressed and would highly recommend Dr. Tenholder. Friendly staff and the waiting period was concise.”
– Reeves E.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder was wonderful with our 11 year old daughter when treating her injury. His office staff was very friendly and treated us like family.”
– Allison A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder is awesome! He is a terrific surgeon and has done a total knee replacement for both of my knees. So when I had a new problem, I automatically went to him. He is always sincere when asked a question and I like that. I trust him beyond words! And to top it all off, he is just a nice person.”
– Dianne H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Our first meeting. I found the doctor to be very professional comprehensive and pleased to answer questions.”
– Ac L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The best on this planet!”
– Tommy G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was happy to meet him. I look forward to him repairing my knee. His two PA's were helpful too.”
– Sharon J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder replaced my right hip a year ago. I have had ZERO problems with my hip since then.”
– Don L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had a great visit with Dr. Tenholder. He was professional, friendly and accommodating.”
– Danny B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder is very thorough, friendly, and professional.”
– Holly G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I saw Dr. Tenholder concerning severe knee pain recently. Had x-rays done, shows arthritis and though I was unsure about a shot in the knee, with a ski trip in 2 weeks, I decided to go for it. I felt Dr. Tenholder knows his work and how to address the pain. I did not feel the needle, and the shot was over quickly. I would recommend Dr. Tenholder. His staff was excellent, caring and the best, and I have no fears for future visits if needed. Thank you.”
– Mona R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder is pleasant and confident, and he cares.”
– Johnny M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very professional and I appreciate his medical opinion. Dr. Tenholder explained everything so I could truly understand my injury.”
– Gerry M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent.”
– Vera C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Always a good experience!”
– Kim M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. is very knowledgeable and professionally took excellent care of me and my issues I would recommend Dr. Tenholder to anyone. Thank you.”
– Bruce S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“He was very responsive and concerned with my needs.”
– Phillip M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very efficient and very courteous.”
– David K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The entire staff was very professional, couldn't be happier, love Dr. Tenholder, excellent doctor. Everybody I talk to knows him.”
– Ingrid R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent experience and service from making the appointment through the end! Staff was courteous and very fast. Waiting was minimal, and Dr. Tenholder was very thorough and patient.”
– Micah B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Beneficial and enjoyable experience so far. Good job everyone.”
– Melanie G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Staff was pleasant and efficient, I was called to the examination room in line with the appointment time! The PA was timely with his arrival and started the exam process. The x-ray technician was also pleasant and efficient. The Doctor came in shortly after to complete the exam and share the results. This was a very satisfactory experience!”
– Harvey H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very compassionate and understanding.”
– Norma A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was in & out! That always makes an experience better for me! It was also beneficial to see the doctor. I only saw the PA at my previous office.”
– Samantha M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The doctor and PA were both very thorough in explaining what the x-rays revealed and what options were available to help the problem.”
– Margo Y.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent.”
– Gregory M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Top shelf surgery for the Panhandle. Dr. Tenholder is very “positive outcome” oriented. I am a dental surgeon, so I understand how it all works to some degree and can say that after having both knees replaced, I then had a triple fusion (decompression) from Dr. Landry, the spine surgeon. I am very confident in these surgeons and find their PA’s extremely competent as well. I have referred at least 1/2 dozen total knees to them over this past year. Good luck but that will become secondary if you engage this practice, become educated to your needs, and rehab correctly following your procedure. That is a must!”
– Charles G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Compassionate caring, efficient, prompt, accurate analysis and overall excellent! Dr. Tenholder is best we’ve ever experienced! Love the entire smiling caring staff! Thank the Lord we were blessed to have the best orthopedic experience!”
– Aliya K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very informative and excellent bedside manner.”
– Jackie W.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder is always pleasant and explains medical decisions clearly. I also know what a good reputation he has as an excellent surgeon.”
– Ruth A.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The staff and Dr. Tenholder always listen and take time with me. Everyone is friendly and positive. They make me feel like my health is important to them.”
– Beverly B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Great doctor.”
– Betty B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Awesome.”
– Memori S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder was very helpful and thorough. He recommends Dr. Fusco take a look and support the next step. In the meantime, he prescribed a walking boot for my foot.”
– Catharine S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Not feeling 100%, it was wonderful to get everything done in one location: surgeon’s visits, MRI, and surgery. The facilities are top notch. Parking is great! Everyone was professional, yet friendly. Every time I saw a different staff member, they introduced themselves to me. Doctor Tenholder explained my medical problem and patiently answered my questions. He did a fantastic job of my surgery. I was followed up with a phone call to see how I was doing after surgery. His assistants were warm and informative. I definitely would return if I ever needed to.”
– Devona B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder answered our questions and addressed concerns without rushing through consult. Very pleased with our experience today.”
– Allen F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent care.”
– Diane P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Perfect, quick and efficient.”
– Patrick C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent, treatment, protocols and advice on how to proceed with my injury”
– Howard E.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very comforting and professional with a little humor added!”
– Maria S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was nervous about this appointment, but Dr. Tenholder was fantabulous. He explained all of my options, and once I knew I only had arthritis, I was ok. I even consented to a shot which was honestly painless. Everyone made me feel very at ease with the procedure.”
– Ginny R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“The experience was great. From when I first came into the office I felt welcomed. The receptionist was very friendly and very helpful with the paperwork and knowledgeable. The ladies that took my x-rays we very gentle and their attitude was great. Dr. Tenholder is the best he understood what I was going through and helped with my problem. I will always keep him on my speed dial lol. Thanks.”
– Jimmy B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I have both my knee and hip replacement surgery with your Group, and I could not be happier with the results and treatment.”
– John M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“An excellent doctor lets you know all that you will go through.”
– Danny M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent. Pleasant and seemed knowledgeable”
– Denise D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Top notch experience, we are happy.”
– John C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I had to have my first knee replacement redone under the advice of Dr. Tenholder. I was impressed with Dr. Tenholder, his associate, and staff in every way from beginning to end. The best part was how fast got me back to my tennis. I was a finalist in my tennis club’s men’s doubles just nine weeks after surgery.”
– Steve T.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder has treated me for several of my orthopedic problems. I like that he is conservative in his treatment, opting first for other treatment plans before surgery. He listens attentively to what I tell him and explains things in layman's terms.”
– Patricia R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very thorough, patient and caring doctor.”
– Clara C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I was very pleased with Dr. Tenholder. Everything was explained clearly to me, and the constant contact through emails made the experience go very smoothly. I felt comfortable with the procedure and was grateful for all the followup. It is lovely to be able to go up and down stairs without a lot of pain.”
– Sally S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Professional, knowledgeable-wonderful bedside manner!”
– Linda H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“I saw Dr. Tenholder and Rick for my knee, and they are lovely. They were efficient, and I didn’t wait long to see them. The front office staff was pleasant, and they took great care of me. After six weeks of PT, my knee is back to almost completely normal, and I’ve had zero pain. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Tenholder and Rick to anyone.”
– Dana G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“As always, Dr. Tenholder and his staff were outstanding and a pleasure to work with.”
– Rebecca S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder had a very nice what I call bedside manner. He was very thorough, explained in detail what I had to have done and what the procedure was. Gave me the choice of the two hospitals I could use. He also told me what to expect after surgery. He gave me brochures to read regarding my problem. Also gave me a website to go on showing me exercises to do to strengthen my leg muscles before surgery. All in all a very good constructive and pleasant visit.”
– Pamela J.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“First visit and I was pleased with the whole practice. Front desk was efficient and personable even though busy. The doctor and PA’s were thorough and very informative. I would recommend them, and glad I found them.”
– Ruth L.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Great as always. I highly recommend to everyone I know how excellent the office staff and doctors are at this facility.”
– Garrod F.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder spent time with me discussing my options with treatment for a total knee replacement. After over four years of problems with my knees, I feel it’s time to have the procedure.”
– Karen D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent. I believe that if I had had Dr. Tenholder from the start, I would have had a much better outcome. I have confidence that he will provide the best recovery possible from the unfortunate situation I am in.”
– Kevin M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“My appointment was on time. Very courteous staff. The nurse was efficient. The x-ray tech was useful. The PA diagnosed the problem and recommended corrective action. Dr. Tenholder was very knowledgeable, and I am pleased to endorse him.”
– James H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Outstanding - provides that personal touch that every doctor should offer their patients.”
– Ronald R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder was professional and friendly. I appreciate that he used an ultrasound machine for guidance in giving me a steroid shot. His advice and physical therapy recommendation have given me hope that I’ll soon be back to normal.”
– Debbie Y.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder and his staff are very professional and friendly with whom to work. I look forward to continuing to work with them. I highly recommend Dr. Tenholder and his team.”
– Sharen S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Prompt and professional.”
– Joe P.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Had a total hip replacement due to hip dysplasia. From the beginning, the process has been smooth and professional. I spent 24 hours from check-in to discharge. The daily emails arm me with the knowledge I need for full recovery.”
– Steven M.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“He was very professional and found my problem. He did surgery to fix my torn medial meniscus in my right knee and cleaned out excess cartilage. I only needed Aleve for three days, so don’t fill the pain prescription. The surgery was quick and straightforward. After three weeks, I was playing tennis. I highly recommend him.”
– Patti G.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Friendly, informative, didn’t jump to surgery immediately. Good sense of humor!”
– Linda D.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder and his staff were fabulous. I had a massive rotator cup tear. Dr. Tenholder did surgery, repaired the damage and I have done wonderfully. The therapist I go to has been amazed at the range of motion I have and the lack of pain I have had in regaining strength in my arm and shoulder. Every visit to Dr. Tenholder's office has been a pleasure. I have never waited over 10 minutes in the lobby to get in and see the doctor. I give Dr. Tenholder, his staff, and their surgery center the absolute highest rating. And would highly recommend him. Dr. Tenholder is a brilliant surgeon who cares about his patients.”
– Annice B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent!”
– Mary B.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder was thorough in his explanation of my surgery; he listened to and answered all my questions to my satisfaction.”
– Charles R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Very informative,and professionable.Friendly,assuring,a great experience.”
– Stephen H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder and his staff were very professional and caring!”
– Mike K.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“To date, our experience with Dr. Tenholder has been very positive. Charles is scheduled for a hip replacement February 28; I am anxious to see the results of the surgery.”
– Louise R.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Dr. Tenholder was very informative, really made me feel very comfortable with entire experience. Thanks for your awesome stitches too.”
– Jeff S.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Excellent.”
– Mac C.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars
“Once in the exam room, Dr. Tenholder was on time for my appointment, greeted my husband warmly, and then addressed me. He simply gave me my options and we together made a decision that was best for my current condition. Once that was done, he and my husband chatted again before he left us in the very capable hands of his assistants.”
– Kathy M.
4
Patient rating: 4 stars
“Dr. Tenholder is an amazingly talented doctor and surgeon. He replaced my knee and I could not be more pleased! His entire staff is friendly, efficient and very helpful.”
– Dianne H.
5
Patient rating: 5 stars