Our Patients Tell it All: Successful Philadelphia Foot Care Stories

Every day Healthmark patients walk away from our care without pain. They share their stories here.
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  • A patient tells of his treatment and recovery under the help of Dr. Erfle

    "After many years of running, biking and racing, I developed a chronic intrasubstance tear of the Achilles. I spent a year and a half working with several doctors and Physical Therapists with disappointing results. At the recommendation of a friend, I made an appointment with Dr. Erfle. I took along all of my test results and lists of my physical therapy exercises. Dr. Erfle was impressive, he listened to me and he recognized my desire to return to an active lifestyle that included running and biking. After my second appointment we discussed several options for treatment, and at my request, scheduled surgery. Dr. Erfle clearly explained the surgery and what I should expect for recuperation. The outpatient surgery, at Riddle Hospital, went very well and the recovery process, following the guidelines of Dr. Erfle, was remarkable. Within 5 months of the surgery I was snow shoeing and cross country skiing in Yellowstone National Park. Thank you Dr. Erfle and the staff of Healthmark Foot and Ankle Associates!"

    G. R.
  • A patient tells of her autistic son's care from Dr. Erfle

    "My child who has autism is a patient of Dr Erfle's, I could not have found a better doctor, surgeon and friend to my son then Dr Erfle. My son had to have surgery on both of his feet and Dr Erfle was amazing with him from the first appointment and all through his care. Dr. Erfle took his time and explained everything to my son, he was very patient and kind; he truly has great compassion for his patients. My son now considers Dr. Erfle as his good buddy. I would recommend Dr. Erfle to anyone. Not only is he an excellent surgeon, Dr. Erfle is a really great guy too. You also will not find better staff then the staff at Healthmark Foot & Ankle."

    S & M
  • An older athlete discusses her foot treatment from Dr. Erfle

    To Dr. Erfle and the team at Healthmark Foot and Ankle: I just came in from the third run I did this week in the sunshine along the Delaware River. I am thrilled to be back to a previously familiar routine of running. My goal of resuming recreational marathon and triathlon training seems truly on the horizon after my ankle surgery November 7. From the first visit to Dr. Erfle’s office, everything has gone as it was explained to me. Pre- and post-surgery, Dr. Erfle took the time to get to know what impact the injury and surgery might have on me; he has continuously collaborated with me and my goals to assure a positive outcome. When the physical therapist reached out to Dr. Erfle, he was responsive. Having surgery at Riddle Memorial went very smoothly as well. A state of the art facility with a small town feel. Full speed ahead for the Broad Street Run, May 5.

  • Dr. Erfle's skill in caring for my feet has alleviated earlier back problems.

    "My mother & I are both longtime patients of Dr. Erfle. I was recommended to the practice in 1997 from my chiropractor and have been a patient since. As the owner of a hair salon I must deal with long hours on hard floors & Dr. Erfle's skill in caring for my feet has alleviated earlier back problems. My mom is a retired teacher & destroyed her feet. Thanks to Dr. Erfle's skill she has been able to deal with a series of medical problems and remains active. We are both grateful to Dr. Erfle & his willingness to help my mother outside of the normal office settings. We enjoy the flexible scheduling and professionalism of the entire staff. We look forward to the continued care of Dr. Erfle and his staff at Healthmark Foot and Ankle."

    M.H. and S.G.
  • I have learned a lot from Dr. Romansky and I would recommend him to anyone.

    "Before meeting Dr. Romansky, I had been struggling with ankle pain and joint laxity for the better part of a year. The issue continued to become worse and began to limit my activity and lifestyle. I am a runner, backpacker, soccer player and coach, so my ankle issue was less than ideal After being told it was osteoarthritis and having doctors in Harrisburg, PA act indifferent towards the problem, my frustrations turned to hope when a former teammate from Elizabethtown College recommended that I visit Dr. Romansky. I decided to make the trip to Media, PA and my first visit with Dr. Romansky was an eye opener. Not only did Doc Romansky make me feel comfortable, he understood how I hurt myself playing soccer and took the time to explain the diagnosis to me. He was thorough, good natured, and direct. I trusted him immediately, especially after he analyzed and detailed the X-rays and MRI for me. When the time came, both Dr. Romansky took the time to answer all of my questions regarding the planned surgery. I clearly understood the procedure and expectations. On the day of surgery and at the follow up appointments your staff kept me laughing and did a stellar job. In my opinion, the entire experience was top notch. Not one time while traveling between Harrisburg and Media was I disappointed or bothered to make the trip. During my recovery and follow up appointments, the doctors did a fantastic job of explaining the situation and answering my many questions while providing valuable information regarding my rehab and return to full activity. It has been one year since my surgery and I can sincerely say that the outcome is better than I expected. I have learned a lot from Dr. Romansky and I would recommend him to anyone. I am very happy to say that I am now back to full activity. Thank you!"

    Andrew O.
  • Doctor Romansky is #1 in our book and we highly recommend him to all.

    "Doctor Romansky is #1 in our book and we highly recommend him to all. He has always gone above and beyond for our whole family. An extremely knowledgeable podiatrist he has treated our family for many ailments. From fractured ankles to shin splints; ingrown toe nails to orthotics; recommending other top notch doctors in different fields to training programs for our children before they entered United States Academies. He has always been there for us, He is a great listener, very thorough in his care and relates very well to physically active adults as he is one himself. The whole support staff at Healthmark Foot and Ankle is just as wonderful as he is. We couldn't ask for a better doctor, we only wish there were more like him."

    Bob and Anne A.
  • Dr. Romansky's vast experience from treating professional and college athletes, he has helped me understand the many components that go into keep me healthy and injury-free.

    "I am a recreational runner and it is my passion. I have been a patient of Doctor Romansky for over fifteen years. I first came to Dr. Romansky because I wanted to find out why I was experiencing so many lower leg injuries. Me past doctors only treated the injury, but would not help in finding the cause. With Dr. Romansky's vast experience from treating professional and college athletes, he has helped me understand the many components that go into keep me healthy and injury-free. Dr. Romansky's goal is to get you back to what you love to do as quickly as possible utilizing the most up-to-date methods and medications available. My husband and I have two daughters they are also active in sports. They are now patients of Dr. Romansky because he is the only doctor I trust to treat their spots injuries."

    J.D.
  • As a patient of Dr. Romansky I have nothing to say but good things.

    "As a patient of Dr. Romansky I have nothing to say but good things. Over the past years he has taken care of me, my husband, and both my Parents. I find him to be a very special Dr, Not only is he an excellent Dr but he cares about you and takes time to listen and gives you help when needed. It always seems like you are his only patience that he takes care of because that's the kind of person he is. You don't find many Doctors that do that. This is why I put him at the top of my list as being that caring Doctor you can also call a friend. That's what makes him so special."

    Connie D.
  • I have recommended my family and friends to Healthmark Foot and Ankle because I trust the physician's knowledge and skills.

    "I have been a patient of Dr. David Erfle from Healthmark Foot and Ankle for over 4 years. The support and office staff is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The medical staff has always strived to treat my foot and ankle needs with an understanding that my over-all health can be affected by my foot problems. I have recommended my family and friends to Healthmark Foot and Ankle because I trust the physician's knowledge and skills."

    Joe C.