Over a year ago I had an MRI done on my back because my back, left hip, and left leg were in extreme pain. I could hardly walk to the end of our driveway and back. After seeing a different orthopedic surgeon, I was told that I needed a hip replacement. I knew I had back trouble, but never realized that I needed a hip replacement. Unfortunately, that surgeon did not take the time to answer my questions and the receptionist wanted to schedule my surgery that day. I shared my concerns with my primary care physician, and he told me to go see Dr. Grayson. Dr Grayson gave my husband and I the time we needed to ask our questions. He did tell me I needed the hip replacement, but was in no hurry to schedule my surgery-he said he would do it when I’m ready, I knew that day that he was the right surgeon for me. When I did finally decide to proceed with the surgery, I called with additional questions and was put right through to Dr. Grayson. I was really not expecting to be able to speak with him so soon. His kindness and knowledge was exemplary. On the day of my surgery, Dr. Grayson took the time to see me both before and after the surgery as well as the days I spent in recovery at the hospital. Although he is a very busy doctor, I never felt that he was in a hurry to leave when I had questions. The surgery went very well. I was off pain killers four days after the surgery and off anti-inflammatory medication a week later. Within three weeks I was able to walk without a walker or cane. I just went for my one year checkup on my new hip and everything looks good. My husband and I have been able to go for a walk every day and have gone dancing on occasion. For anyone who needs hip or knee surgery, I would highly recommend Dr. Grayson. I never felt like he was just treating another patient. He treated me with compassion and care as if he were treating a family member.