Ratings for Dr. Linda Mrkonjic
Too shorten my message, I agree with the TOP MARKS across the board 5 stars of excellent in each category. Simply put because she does a great job of trying to put you the one suffering especially before the operation at ease. If there is some "caution" on her part, it is for my lasting benefit, so hard to argue with. I wholeheartedly recommend her. Ken E
Be prepared for long waits. Not sure why multiple people are booked with appointments at the same time. Dr. Mrkonjic is very knowledgeable but she isn't the warmest person. Surgery went well and my recovery has been fairly good so far but I would not choose to deal with cast clinic at Foothills again as every appointment was at least an hour wait after my appointment time. Most of the people in the waiting room express the same frustration. They recently moved to an outdated deli 'take a number' system and things seem even worse than before.
Dr. Mrkonjic has been an amazing answer to prayer for me. After many months of pain from osteoarthritis in my left knee, she assured me that she could help and then proceeded to do so with tremendous skill and compassion. At the initial meeting with her, that happened on time, she was patient and gentle in her examination. I was booked for surgery in a short period of time and the surgical day was smooth and all care was given to my comfort. The post-op period was comfortable and the written instructions given were clear and helpful. I have just returned from my post-op assessment, all is good and plans are proceeding for the same arthroscopic surgery on my right knee. I cannot recommend this surgeon enough. Her capable nurse, Heike, is efficient and very kind. I have been a registered nurse in my past and have often found surgeons to be somewhat abrupt and impatient. Linda Mrkonjic is the exception to that as she is not only skilled but gentle, kind and extremely patient. Georgina Hus
Dear Dr. Mrkonjic , I would like to take this opportunity to express to you my most heartfelt appreciation for not only your skill but your compassion throughout this process. I also appreciate your staff for arranging tests, scheduling appointments with seamless effort. Your skill, knowledge and positive outlook played a major role in my surgery so well and so quickly. I truly believe that I was blessed to find myself placed in your more than capable hands. Saying “Thank You” seems so insufficient but I can find no words that truly express my feelings appropriately, so I will stick with those two simple words with the hope that you know the depth of emotion and gratitude they contain. Sincerely, Ryan Penner
Over the past two years I received nothing but excellent care from Dr Mrkonjic and her staff. I suffered a tibial plateau which required two plates and 15 screws. I didn't think I would ever be able to get back to being close to normal but today after leaving her clinic for the last time, I feel really good about how far I've come and where I'm at now. I would highly recommend her for sure.
Dr. Mrkonjic operated on one of my two broken ankles. She refused to look into my left ankle and in doing so I walked on it broken for about a year and a half. Every experience with her was not very good at all. I was in extreme pain and was told by her to man up and quit being a baby. Approximately six weeks after my accident she was ready to send me back to work. (I was a roofer who fell off the roof and had both ankles broken.) Dr. Mrkonjic gave me miss information and was very rude to me. On the plus side I got a new doctor who is absolutely amazing and fixed me up better then I could ever imagined. And informed me of what was actually going on and gave me the right information. I would never recommend this doctor to anyone. If you do end up seeing this doctor please go get a second opinion.
Dr. Mrkonjic operated on my broken ankle. She came to collect me personally in pre-op and explained her plan in layperson terms prior to my surgery so I understood what she was going to do. During follow up appointments she checked to confirm my fracture was healing as it should. I respect her direct straight-up approach and professionalism. It made me feel confident in her skills. I am grateful to be back on my feet and mobile again. I highly recommend this doctor.
I can't say whether she is a good surgeon. It seems to me that a surgical outcome is negative, though, if the patient does not recover. Told me my injury was healing abnormally but gave me no help with how to address that. Tells patients not to do physical therapy and instead gives home exercises with no oversight. Missed an injury from my accident because she jumped to a conclusion and wouldn't listen to me. Thankfully I saw another doctor, who found the injury. I am now seeking help from that other doctor. If she doesn't want to do surgical follow-up then maybe she can hire somebody to do it for her. What should have been an easy injury to fix became a nightmare because of her.
I always find it weird that patients can anonymously review a doctor. First, patients don't necessarily have the expertise for all conclusions. Second, anonymous ratings allow trolls to comment who may not even know the doctor! I often wonder what the doctor would say about the patients who give bad reviews ... Granted, I am sure some bad reviews are fair, and some matters should be addressed. In this case, though, I am skeptical. That said, after reading the comments, I wanted to share my positive experience. Those expressing that she has a God complex would, I am guessing, not say that about the same conduct from a man. It is a ridiculous thing to say. I met this doctor after I basically shattered my wrist. From the beginning, I found her kind, knowledgeable, and accessible. The comments about her avoiding surgery baffle me. In my case, she told me immediately that I needed surgery. She called me at home to discuss specifics and was even nice enough to schedule it around important personal matters that I had scheduled. She came to chat with me before the surgery, explained everything in a patient way, and answered all of my questions. She asked me questions about my job and lifestyle, and my treatment plan reflected that. I found her immensely kind and comforting before and after surgery. Follow-up has been good, and she is extremely responsive when I have questions. Her assistant is wonderful and helpful. So far, my recovery has followed her predictions. She did tell me once that I was doing an exercise wrong, but that was because I was doing the exercise wrong ... I would expect her to tell me (responding to a comment below). I have nothing but glowing things to say about this doctor. I'd recommend her to anybody and am grateful to her for all she has done for me. It is clear that she is very good at what she does.
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