Dana M. Hotchkiss, PA-C

Meet Dana, Physician Assistant

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.8 out of 5 (260 Ratings, 135 Comments)
Global
5/5
Physician Communication Quality
5/5
Office Staff Quality
4.9/5
Access to Care 3 month
4.8/5
Care Coordination
4.4/5

Recent Comments

03/31/2021

*Dana was very sweet and caring.
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03/30/2021

I've been seeing PA Dana Fanning for 3 years and she is a credit to your organization. Not only is she sharp with the clinician side, but she is also a caring individual and a good person.
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03/30/2021

Dana is fantastic
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03/30/2021

Dana is very well informed, Is quick, efficient, and precise. I have and will continue to recommend her.
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03/23/2021

always explains what is going to happen and what to do after
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03/23/2021

Excellent.
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03/23/2021

excellent
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03/22/2021

Dana is the best! Great personality, Knowledgeable
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03/20/2021

called for a routine visit and was seen the same day. Dan's was caring and informative as always
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03/17/2021

I have always had a good experience at SS Orthopedics. Very fond of *Dana.
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03/17/2021

I have always had a professional thorough visit with Dana & very good care.
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03/16/2021

Dana Fanning is a peach......I have known her for a number of years now, and she is always so kind and compassionate. I enjoy our friendly conversations.She always makes me feel relaxed and comfortable during our appointments.
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03/16/2021

Excellent orthopedic care!
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03/15/2021

I think Dana Fanning is an exceptional healthcare provider, thorough, extremely knowledgeable and very caring.
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03/15/2021

*Dana was very professional and very knowledgeable.
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03/09/2021

*Dana Fanning was extremely helpful in addressing what I could and could not do regarding my knee replacement.
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03/09/2021

Dana is wonderful
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03/09/2021

Hoping to continue with excellent care
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03/08/2021

health care workers and staff have been over the top! professional, caring,kind and helpful!
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03/04/2021

One of the best ortho appointments I've ever had.
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03/02/2021

the visit was all good!
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02/27/2021

I always have a very good experience with Dana . she is always curtious and listens to me and gives me good advice.
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02/26/2021

Consistently attentive to my needs. Good quality advice & care.
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02/24/2021

There's much ground to cover because I'm having knee replacement surgery. They've done a great job doing that with me.
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02/23/2021

My appointment with *Dana Fanning was helpful & she called in *Dr. Ayers to speak with me also. They both recommended a steroid shot in my hip. It was very helpful.
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02/19/2021

Dr. Ayers is the best. This is my second knee replacement. Everyone at the practice is outstanding. I usually see Deanna, and she is wonderful. Dana is excellent as well.I can not say enough about the medical tech people taking care of all the paperwork for my work and the state of Mass. The attention to detail is evident in everything and that is why I come here. Keep up the fantastic work. Everyone goesabov3 and beyond.
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02/17/2021

nice place to go,staff very friendly
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02/13/2021

met with Dana regarding knee injury. I've seen her several times and she is always professional, courteous, and caring about my health issues. Her approach to treatment options starts conservatively, which I prefer. Dana is an excellent health care provider and I would/and have recommended her to friends and family.
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02/11/2021

*Dana is awesome. Discussed getting cortisone shot in knee - I agreed - Knee does not hurt anymore - Always listens - Checks with doctor if not sure. Everyone there is awesome!
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02/09/2021

This was one of the most pleasant visits I've had with medical staff. The receptionist seemed to go out of her way to get me, a walk in, an appointment to help rectify my pain, and the PA was simply super.
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02/09/2021

Ms. Fanning explained in detail the next step in my recovery,that is x-rays to be taken in the next visit.
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02/08/2021

I have always had a great visit when coming to SSO. Everyone is so helpful and knowledgeable. They are very concerned about your health and welfare.
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02/04/2021

Very good experience.
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02/02/2021

Never disappointed with the visit.
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01/21/2021

This visit with this provider was a pot op review after full knee replacement.
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01/20/2021

Good experience.
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01/19/2021

Dana was wonderful!
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01/19/2021

very satisfied with the services
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01/19/2021

As usual all staff and professionals treated me with the utmost respect and concern for my personal wellbeing
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01/18/2021

Dana is wonderful!
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01/16/2021

I was extremely pleased with , PA, Dana Fanning. I was unable to see Dr Ayers for my final check up but after seeing Dana, I was extremely pleased with my visit. I would not hesitate to be in her care. Thank you !
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01/15/2021

Came in to schedule hip replacement - Both hips. I had right hip done 11/23/2020 & on the list when surgeries can be done again for left hip.
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01/13/2021

experience was great Dana always gives me all the information I need
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01/12/2021

Dana, XRay technicians and all the staff listen to concerns and always have an upbeat attitude. They show care and compassion and provide excellent solutions. I always leave SS Orthopedics feeling better!
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01/11/2021

I was so pleased to be giving the appt. so fast. I needed a Cortisone shot in my left knee.
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01/09/2021

Visit was good experience. Most of the problem had mitigated. We discussed the proactive ways of dealing with future potential problems.
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01/07/2021

*DANA is thorough, thoughtful and always helpful. She's listens to questions & offers answers & advice. The office is usually prompt & responsive.
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01/06/2021

I have been seeing *Dana every 6-8 months for about 9 years. She has a great personality and is very knowledgeable. I could not ask for better care.
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01/05/2021

Everyone was friendly, efficient, professional. Vere timely care. I will return again if necessary.
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01/05/2021

good
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01/04/2021

My xrays were present and explained. The medication was administered without pain
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12/26/2020

Great service and great information
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12/22/2020

south shore orthopedic is always excellent. on time and very through
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12/22/2020

*Dana was great and very coved aware - I can not say the same about the reception area and the X-ray area they were over crowded and no one was washing down chairs when people left them.
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12/22/2020

excellent X-ray service
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12/02/2020

*Dana is very kind and helpful!
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11/30/2020

Everyone at South Shore Orthopedics was so helpful. Both at the office and after surgery they were wonderful.
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11/24/2020

Dana was very professional and even called Dr. Ayers in to talk and explain my procedure.
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11/24/2020

*Dana stayed in touch with me via text she took a personal interest in my case.
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11/24/2020

Dana is an excellent provider and a great asset to the practice
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11/23/2020

Dana is professional and always willing to address your concerns. She is truly an asset to your organization.
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11/23/2020

All experience with this provider have embodied the principals of patient/family centered care to the highest level.
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11/23/2020

Good.
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11/22/2020

The services during my visit were excellent which is why I continually return to So. Shore Orthopedics & Hospital instead of choosing Brocton Hospital which is closer.
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11/22/2020

Dana has always treated me with respect & I feel good with each visits!!!!
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11/21/2020

Dana was awesome as always!!!!
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11/17/2020

I really like Dana. I had seen her four years ago. She explains things and listens.
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11/16/2020

All. Good.
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11/14/2020

office staff and doctor always courteous and knowledgeable
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11/14/2020

well organized!! Dana a great professional!!
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11/11/2020

Excellent service always
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11/10/2020

I have been seeing Dana Fanning for about 4 years. She has always been great to deal with. Professional, caring and wonderfully positive. A credit to your practice.
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11/10/2020

I was helped right away
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11/10/2020

Dana is fantastic. she was very helpful getting me into PT a week earlier.
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11/10/2020

Dana Fanning is one of my top fave care givers. She listens, is very down to earth, and connect with her very much. I appreciate and respect her time and professionalism. I wish more professionals took her lead. The staff and professionals at South Shore Orthopedics are all top notch. Thank you.
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11/10/2020

Ms. Fanning was very articulate in explaining my situation and the proper way to handle it.
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11/09/2020

everyone connected with this medical experience has been very knowledgeable, and professional.
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11/09/2020

I am fortunate to have Dana & Dr. M. Ayers as my health care providers.
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11/09/2020

Everyone I dealt with were fabulous
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10/08/2020

I've had nothing but great interactions with all of the South Shore Ortho. personnel. I have visited several times in the last 2-3 years with ZERO complaints. All good!
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10/02/2020

My visits with *Dana are always productive. She is kind, knowledgeable, compassionate, and listens attentively and caring.
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09/23/2020

*Dana Fanning is wonderful. I've been seeing her for years and can't say enough about her knowledge, compassion, empathy, patience. She is truly the best.
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09/22/2020

*Dana is kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. *Dana is *Dr. Ayers best asset.
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09/17/2020

*Dana Fanning is the best. Very concerned in nature and *Roy walked me through a difficult time.
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09/14/2020

Had hip replacement services rendered before during & after surgery were phenomenal.
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09/07/2020

Excellent care!
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09/05/2020

Great experience. Dana was clear, upbeat, and thorough.
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09/01/2020

it was a great experience!
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08/31/2020

going back to first question. To clearify...... I see Dr Michael Ayers and Dana works on his team. So I also see her. Dana is so pleasant. She explains everything that is being done. She answers all my questions and never rushes me out the door.
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08/31/2020

Always a pleasure being seen by Dana Fanning. She is always pleasant, puts you at ease, and provides exceptional care. Never feel rushed and always provided with answers to my questions.
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08/31/2020

I have always had great care with everyone here
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08/28/2020

When sent to the lab across the hall I was disappointed to see the receptionist wearing a mask that did not cover her nose. It was just across her mouth
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08/25/2020

I was very pleased at the waiting room set up due to COVID-19. I felt very comfortable as I have COPD & was concerned.
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08/18/2020

Very good service.
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08/12/2020

Always a positive experience with Dana...she's the reason I go to South Shore Ortho...has even called in the evening to respond to my calls or questions...above and beyond.
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08/11/2020

I trust Dana's deceisions regards my treatment implicitly. She is very professional.
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08/11/2020

*Dana has been very empathetic she works with me and is very helpful I am grateful that she works with *Dr. Ayers.
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08/11/2020

Always an excellent experience In your practice. Dana provides the human and professional touch a patient should receive.
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08/08/2020

Dana is Excellent in every way!
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07/29/2020

Find this PA to be thorough, respectful and an excellent communicator and listener. Always helps manage care & details w/all staff.
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07/28/2020

great office flow, Dana is AWESOME !
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07/27/2020

having both hips replaced in 2 years I have seen Dana and Deanna on multiple occasions. they are always supportive and compassionate. I would recommend them to anyone. Dr Ayers is wonderful too. great team!!!!
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07/24/2020

This office is the best. EVERYONE is helpful, pleasant.
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07/23/2020

*Dana Fanning PA is wonderful - professional, informed, compassionate, highly skilled - an asset to So. Shore Orthopedics.
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07/23/2020

*Dana Fanning is an outstanding, professional, kind listener and knowledgeable in her field.
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07/21/2020

this apt with D Fanning was for a second opinion. I should have come to her when my foot fracture happened 3 months ago!!!!
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07/20/2020

Very friendly informative and professional.
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07/20/2020

Dana Fanning is a provider I look forward to seeing. she is professional and extremely knowledgeable. and she is well versed on my medical background. if she could be cloned, she should be!
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07/18/2020

I have been seeing P.A. Dana Fanning 3 times a year for the past 5 years for knee injections. She has always been pleasant, thorough with her explanations and very easy to talk to. I would happily recommend her to anyone. She is a great asset to South Shore Orthopedics.
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07/12/2020

Dana is very professional and also listens carefully. She is an asset to SSO.
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07/07/2020

Called back because of pain but was reassured and it did get better.
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07/07/2020

*Dana Fanning was professional - Treated me with respect. Answered my questions about other types of treatment. As always a pleasant visit.
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07/04/2020

It was decided to have a total hip replacement.l
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06/30/2020

It's always a positive visit with Dana. She listens and explains everything that will happen during my visit and any further appointments that I would need.
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06/29/2020

I have confidence in this provider and feel I am getting the appropriate guidance with my particular health issues.
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06/23/2020

Dana is an excellent health care provider! Very patient and kind! Explains everything in detail.
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06/22/2020

No additional comments.
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06/20/2020

love Dana! my most favorite provider there! she is a gem!
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06/19/2020

Excellent experience.
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06/17/2020

Have always had a positive experience with Dr Ayers / Dana Fanning team
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06/16/2020

Dana is wonderful I truly appreciate her excellent care.
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06/14/2020

Dana is always responsive to my issues.
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06/13/2020

A great visit with Dana. She is very professional and personable and answers all my questions!
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06/13/2020

Excellent
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06/09/2020

Dana always gives me excellent care & understanding
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06/09/2020

I was very impressed how organized everything was. I didn't have to wait long. I was very happy with the care that I received from Dana & would definitely recommend her.
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06/08/2020

Dana was excellent and all my questions were answered.
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06/08/2020

everyone was very careful due to covid19. I felt very comfortable.
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06/08/2020

I received answers to all my questions I had about my upcoming Hip Replacement Surgery, and got clear instructions on all the procedures I should follow.
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06/04/2020

*Dana is an excellent PA I have reservations about *Dr. Ayers' people skills; therefore, I've sought a second opinion and am discontinuing my relationship with him.
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05/22/2020

I am so comfortable. Tell *Dana, please, it worked so far.
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05/12/2020

As always, I received great care from Dana. Having recently undergone two joint replacements, I have complete confidence in her advice regarding my multiple orthopedic issues.
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05/11/2020

Dana Fanning was professional and caring as always
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05/11/2020

excellent! Right now I am with out any discomfort. thank you
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05/07/2020

I have always received excellent care at South Shore Orthopedics! *Dana is very familiar with my injuries, my goals and my concerns.
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Education and Training

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Master of Science in Physical Therapy
Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health and Rehabilitation Services
Boston, MA

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Boston University’s Sargent College of Allied Health and Rehabilitation Services
Boston, MA

Certifications

Massachusetts Licensed Physician Assistant
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Massachusetts Licensed Physical Therapist