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Written/Audio Testimonials - Kids

Read written testimonials and hear audio comments from children (and their parents) who have come to Dr. Cohen for their hand and arm injuries.

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As a parent, Kim, from Hidden Hills, California, felt that she should get a second opinion when a doctor recommended surgery for her 11 year old son's football injury. She is so glad she did! Listen to the results of Dr. Cohen’s non-surgical approach.

Michelle's 10-year-old son Shafer from Newhall was treated by Dr. Cohen when he crushed, lacerated and severed the tip of his index finger. For weeks she was continually told by other doctors that her son's finger needed to be amputated. Uncomfortable with the prognosis, she spent many hours researching and during that time continually found Dr. Cohen's website. She made an appointment with his office and after looking at her son's injury, he felt it was treatable. Dr. Cohen was extrememly confident and for the first time since her son's injury, she felt they were in the right place. They made the decision to go outside their insurance plan to give their son the best medical help possible. Prior to the surgery, Dr. Cohen was forthcoming and honest about what could happen. She feels that Dr. Cohen is a physician she will never hesitate to use and recommend. They feel blessed and feel that without the help of Dr. Cohen, their son would not have his finger today. Listen below as she tells their story:

Michelle - New Hall, CA

When your child, or someone in your family, has a fall or an injury, and it involves the hands or arms, you really get a fast education in how much this can affect how you function day to day (writing, getting dressed, eating!). The options for care overwhelming, everyone claiming 'we do it best'. When you come to Dr. Glenn Cohen for help, you will find from the moment you walk in the door, their main priority is taking care of you, the patient and all those who need help and assistance getting through the injury. It's a family affair. The entire team is extremely knowledgeable and truly the experts in how these injuries can affect things like growth plates in young kids or long term affects in adults. They take that expertise and translate it into options so that as a patient or parent, you know you are making the best decision and taking the best steps for your situation. On top of that, they are empathetic, patient and kind. We have now been there twice, once for an adult scaphoid injury and right now for my 8 year old boy (who fell out of a tree and broke his wrist). They turned my mom-anxiety into calm, informed path to healing and my son's hysterical tears into 'everything is going to be ok', offering not just incredible care, but bedside manner and 'the little things' like a bear stuffie with a matching cast to ease his fear and anxiety. My advice to anyone needing attention with any injury (and they are elbow down specialists!!), put them in your phone and add them to your 'favorites' so if you ever need to see someone, you have the best at your fingertips and can take care of your family right away vs having to plow through referrals or google-results. Dr. Glenn D Cohen and Meridian Hand Therapy. Truly, they have your best interests at heart and you are in the best hands possible.


Sorry this took so long to get to you, but I wanted to thank you for the great care of my son! You did a fantastic job and I would always recommend you.

Thanks Again,

M.S., Registered Nurse

We really appreciate all of the great care you provided to help our son's hand heal so he can do all of the things he loves.

R.K., M.D., Dermatologist - Lake Sherwood, CA
L.K., Pharm.D., Pharmacologist - Lake Sherwood, CA

Emma's dad from Simi Valley, CA wants to thank Dr. Cohen for taking care of their six-year-old daughter when she fell and broke her arm. He made her feel very comfortable and made them feel that she was being taken care of by the best doctor possible. Listen to their testimonial below:

My husband and I wanted to thank you for the excellent care and compassion with which you treated our son.  As a result of your expertise, his finger is healing well and he is becoming more comfortable using it with each passing day.

With kind regards,

S.H.R., Attorney

Cheryl of Oak Park, CA visited Dr. Cohen after her son was diagnosed with skier's thumb. Another doctor recommended surgery for a torn ligament, so she asked for a second opinion. Dr. Cohen believed the ligament was not torn and surgery was not his recommendation. Dr. Cohen diagnosed the problem immediately and treated her son with a cast.

With Dr. Cohen's care, her son is playing sports and enjoying activities again.

The staff was so nice and the casting was fun for my daughter. Jo was super! The receptionist, Tricia was super smart and friendly!

A.F., Mother of patient

Dr. Cohen has clearly established himself as the leading hand surgeon in our community. I frequently refer patients to him, including those that have had poor prior outcomes. The patients consistently come back to tell me that not only is he an outstanding surgeon, but a genuinely kind and compassionate physician as well. He is the hand surgeon who I chose when my own son needed help, and I would give him my highest recommendation.

Ross Kaplan, M.D., Medical Director, Coastal Dermatology - Camarillo, CA

Karen from Westlake Village has been a patient of Dr. Cohen for many years. She was referred to him by friends at urgent care when her son broke his thumb. From that day forward, she has recommended him many times to others in need of his services. He also performed surgery on her hand and she was ecstatic with the results.

We are so appreciative for all of your work and attention to detail.  We are so grateful that you were able to put our baby back together.

A.G., Patient’s mother

He is the Best!!  My daughter loves to go there! Dr. Cohen makes her feel comfortable and Jo makes the most fun casts!

J.T., Dental Assistant

Jo was great with my daughter. Very friendly, personable and did a great job making Caroline feel so comfortable.  Dr. Cohen was very friendly and never felt rushed.

M.K., Patient’s Mother

Dr. Cohen was kind and considerate to both my son and me.  My son was very comfortable with Dr. Cohen.  He looked up to him and appreciated his advice.

K.J., Patient’s Mother

Cathy, a nurse from Moorpark, California, discusses her son's broken wrist and her experiences with the doctor and staff.

Emily from Camarillo had a three-year-old daughter with trigger finger. Her pediatrician caught it because she had seen it in a child before, and her recommendation of Dr. Cohen worked out very well for Emily and her daughter Naomi. Hear her complete description of the treatment and surgery:

Jamie and I could not have had a better experience. You treated our little girl Caroline with compassion and prudent care. We were truly amazed at his follow through and organization. Caroline’s diagnosis was explained to us clearly. Your staff is very knowledgeable and helpful with the treatment they provide their patients. Jamie and I highly recommend you to anyone who needs orthopedic care. We were very fortunate to have had Dr. Cohen treat our daughter.

W.W., Financial Advisor, Smith Barney

Dear Dr. Cohen and Staff,

We’re still so appreciative for all of your work and attention to detail.  Our daughter’s finger looks beautiful and we are so grateful that you were able to put our baby back together. Again, thank you for all your help.

G.G., Writer

We brought our son into see Dr. Cohen because of his great reputation.  The office is a very comfortable and welcoming place.  Dr. Cohen’s demeanor with patients is gentle, informative and perfect.  We love his medical assistant Jo and Brandi the front office receptionist is very friendly and courteous.

D.K., Patient’s Mother

We brought our son into see Dr. Cohen because of his great reputation.  The office is a very comfortable and welcoming place.  Dr. Cohen’s demeanor with patients is gentle, informative and perfect.  We love his medical assistant Jo and Brandi the front office receptionist is very friendly and courteous.

D.K., Patient’s Mother

Dr. Cohen and Staff,

I thank you for fixing my sons thumbs “good as new”, of course but more importantly, I thank you for treating him so well, for always explaining to him what the procedures were and for making him feel comfortable and confident prior to, during and after his surgery. 

J.T., Patient’s Mother

Dr. Cohen has an excellent reputation and is very knowledgeable and friendly.  He explained everything to my son and me.  He took good care of us.

L.L., R.N., Nurse

Kathy from Camarillo was referred to Dr. Cohen many years ago when her son broke his finger. She has four children and as a result has had many opportunities to visit Dr. Cohen and his staff. She feels that Dr. Cohen is great with kids and is very impressed with the quality of care she and her family receive. They love Dr. Cohen and know that you will too! Listen to her testimonial to hear more.

I want to thank you for all your help and understanding. Our daughter really felt comfortable with you! We all appreciate everything!

T.R. & S.R., Parents of Patients, Director of Sales; Educator

We first met Dr. Cohen when we discovered a lump on the top of my son’s hand.  It turned out that he had a rare tumor that was both inside and outside of the bone.  Our experience with Dr. Cohen could not have been better. 

I have no doubt that Dr. Cohen has treated my son as if he were his own, and continues to do so.  At every appointment Dr. Cohen gives his full attention, and has always explored every option available before making decisions on the best course to follow.  His bedside manner, so important with young children, could not have been better.  With warmth and care, he explained to my son what to expect every step of the way.

I highly recommend Dr. Cohen to anyone seeking out to the very best hand surgeon!


L.R., Patient’s Mother - Thousand Oaks

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Karen from Newbury Park is very happy with the care her 15-year-old son received from Dr. Cohen and his staff. Her son broke the radius bone of his forearm in January 2009. Although the break was very bad, with the expertise of Dr. Cohen they were able to avoid surgery which was very important to them. She is very thankful for Dr. Cohen and his entire office staff and appreciates the care and dedication her son received. Hear her recorded testimonial below.

Just wanted to offer our sincere thanks to you and your wonderful staff - for your professionalism and kindness during our sons very first surgery.

The C Family

As a pediatrician, I refer my patients with hand issues to Glenn D. Cohen, M.D. Not only does he do a superb job technically with them, but he and his staff are caring and efficient. I speak from experience since I’ve seen Dr. Cohen as a patient myself, as well!


N.D., M.D., Pediatrician - Newbury Park, CA

Paige, a student athlete, had a torn ligament in her thumb. The first doctor she saw wanted to perform surgery, which would have meant Paige would miss the entire basketball season in her senior year. She went to Dr. Cohen for a second opinion, and is so glad she did -- hear her story.

When her three-year-old son slammed his finger in a door, Sarah from Camarillo was so frightened. From the moment she contacted Dr. Cohen's office, she felt her anxiety starting to ease. Everyone in the office took such good care of her son, and Dr. Cohen guided her through the decision making process. Here is her story.

Emily from Camarillo had a three-year-old daughter with trigger finger. Her pediatrician caught it because she had seen it in a child before, and her recommendation of Dr. Cohen worked out very well for Emily and her daughter Naomi. Hear her complete description of the treatment and surgery:

Seventeen-year-old Allison from Thousand Oaks had wrist pain in her right wrist. She has nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Cohen's treatment plan, which ultimately led to surgery and relief of her pain:

We all just wanted to send you and your office a quick shout-out saying to have a great 4th of July celebration.

There is not a day that goes by that I am not truly grateful for you, Thanh, and especially Dr Cohen. In my house, we hold hands a lot, whether we're sitting on the couch, watching a movie or walking around Disneyland. Every time I hold my son's hand, I get such a warm feeling knowing how well you all cared for him.

We love you guys, and again, hope you have a great 4th of July!!!!

Much Love,

Robert - Thousand Oaks

Alexis, a 17-year-old from Winnetka, had been living with wrist pain for three years. She saw a lot of doctors over the course of those three years, and none of them could figure out what was wrong. When she finally saw Dr. Cohen, she says he figured it out right away. He performed surgery on her wrist, and she now has no pain. She has full range of motion, and is excited to get back to her regular activities. Hear her tell the story below:

The son of two physicians injured his right hand (his dominant hand) while horseback riding. After a trip to urgent care, the ER physician diagnosed him with a growth plate fracture. He subsequently saw an orthopedist, who said there was no growth plate fracture and recommended immediate surgery to correct a ligament tear. The young man's physician parents were uncomfortable with this and sought a second opinion with Dr. Cohen. They are glad they did. Dr. Cohen confirmed a growth plate fracture with additional x-rays, and the patient did very well with a conservative course of treatment. His mom says he is back to normal – hear her account below.

Dr. Cohen,

Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of my son Forest. He adores you and has been feeling so much better since his procedure with you. He speaks so highly about you, and I'm so grateful for your expertise and kindness. The other doctor was horrible on so many levels, talent and bedside manner both lacking. Forest has been singing your praises for days. I'm sure he will drum up some patients for you. You sound so amazing I wish I had something wrong so I could have you as a doctor as well.

Thank you again,

Maria Caso,
Forest Terry's Mother

Kirsten from Thousand Oaks brought her three-year-old daughter to Dr. Cohen for a trigger thumb on her left hand. Dr. Cohen recommended surgery, which made her nervous, especially with a three-year-old. Hear her account of the outcome below:

Shannon from Ventura, who manages a plastic surgery practice, brought her daughter to Dr. Cohen for a second opinion on her finger. Listen to her testimonial below

Dear Dr. Cohen,
Thank you for taking care of me while my finger was broken! You are the best hand doctor ever! Hopefully I will see you again, and soon.

Sincerely, Luke Voegler

(To see Luke's hand drawn letter, click here.)

Dr. Cohen rocks! He just performed surgery on our 16 year old son last Monday. We have seen other doctors for our son's fracture over several months and we are finally in great hands. Dr. Cohen guided us through a stressful and confusing situation with compassion, professionalism and great care. Our son is finally on the path to recovery.


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