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Nick Lowery

Nick LoweryIf you ask former National Football League (NFL) player Nick Lowery to get on the football field and kick a field goal for old time’s sake, he’ll jump at the chance. Known as “Nick the Kick,” Lowery is the former placekicker for the Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets. He also lays claim to having the most field goals in NFL history and is currently ranked tenth on the league’s list of all-time scoring leaders. The exuberant athlete has dedicated his post NFL energies to charitable and public service, with a focus on children and Native American youth. He started the Nick Lowery Youth Foundation and also heads up Champions for the Homeless.

Stuart Kozinn, MDWhen Nick discovered that he required a partial knee replacement he wanted only the best – the best surgeon, medical team and hospital. His search brought him to Scottsdale Healthcare and orthopedic surgeon Stefan Tarlow, MD. “Dr. Tarlow is an A+ physician. As a patient, he pays attention to you and takes the time to get to know you and what is best for you,” Nick says.

Dr. Tarlow performed Nick’s knee surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital. “The hospital staff was fantastic and the environment was calm, peaceful – a great place to recoup. It was the best hospital experience!”

It’s not only patients like Nick that are impressed with the care at Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital. “I am really pleased with the level of staff here. We all work together with one common goal…to provide great patient care,” says Dr. Tarlow. “We really are developing best-in-care methods for total knee, hip and spine care. From a physician’s perspective, there is a high level of confidence in the clinical team and a key member of the team is the dedicated Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner who is on-site and able to immediately respond to patient needs.”

And it certainly pays to be part of a winning team like the orthopedic team at Scottsdale Healthcare. That team approach is helping patients like Nick get back to their lives as quickly as possible. Just nine days after his knee surgery, Nick was at the White House attending the launch of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

These days, Nick is pain-free. “I’m feeling better than I have in 15 years. I have Dr. Tarlow and Scottsdale Healthcare to thank for getting me back in great shape!”

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