In the summer of 2015 I returned from deployment and demobed through Ft Bliss. During the process I was placed under the care of Dr. Waterman for a tear in the labrum of my left arm that created massive instability. Several months into therapy another MRI revealed a tear in my right labrum. Four anchors were attached to my left and six in my right. Dr Waterman made sure to explain the surgery and rehabilitation process in great detail even under time constraints. He took full responsibility to see me fully recovered from the operations and maintained guidance through email even after I left his care. I finished rehab feeling stronger and more capable than ever before, moving forward in my mixed martial arts career as a 3-0 fighter. My athletic performance has not been hindered in the least by my prior injuries thanks to the care and precision of Dr Waterman.
I am a Soldier of 23 years in the United States Army and of that time I have done a lot throughout my career and maintaining my physical fitness has been a big part of my life. That came to a stop the day I went for a Division run and felt my knee pop. I went to the hospital to find out what happened and the dreaded news that my knee was completely messed up. Doctor Waterman was very descriptive in the different procedures available and under the circumstances the best procedure was to do the Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy (TTO). He was thorough in the procedures available and seriously took the time to ensure that I understood what was about to happen. It was an easy decision to make after talking with him about what to expect from the surgery. The surgery was done and afterwards he came to my room before I was discharged to show me pictures of how bad my knee was and what was done to correct it. The pictures were amazing and they showed me how bad the damage was to my knee cap and femur. After completing physical therapy for many months after the surgery my knee is better than ever and I greatly appreciate all the information and bedside manners that Doctor Waterman had to ensure me that the surgery would be a success. There aren’t many doctors out there that take the time with their patients to give them peace of mind about what is going to happen and treat you like a human being or a family member that is going to have a major surgery done on them. He took the time to ensure that I was educated on the procedure and comfortable with what was going to happen. Since the surgery my knee continues to improve and strengthen. It is a long recovery but worth the wait for the final outcome. I hope that the procedure continues to improve and develop for all those out there with the same issues I have had to go through. Hopefully they will mimic what Doctor Waterman has done and they have the passion to serve rather than push individuals through to get paid. Once again, Thank you for your passion and zeal! Keep up the great work that you do.
Captain Kenny Rodgers, United States Army
I was under the care of Dr. Brian Waterman for shoulder pain for five years. He is a great doctor who always listened and knows how to build a good rapport with his patient. Once I knew that he was leaving William Beaumont Army Medical Center, I immediately when to see him andasked him to perform surgery on my right shoulder. He explained to me that there was little time and if he performed the surgery he was not going to be here for the duration of the recovery. I told him to go ahead and schedule the surgery. He then went ahead and scheduled physical therapy to strength my shoulder, so I didn’t have issues after the surgery. I was fortunate to have Dr. Waterman perform my surgery and now my shoulder is pain free.
On 27 June 2012, I sustained multiple injuries from and IED blast while deployed in Afghanistan. I returned stateside to Ft. Bliss and underwent treatment at William Beaumont Army Medical Center under Dr. Waterman. He performed multiple knee surgeries to repair torn ligaments. Before each surgery he would speak with my wife and I to bring us peace and comfort. While in rehab and therapy, Dr. Waterman always made sure I was motivated and in good spirits. I have fully recovered and enjoy living a healthy active lifestyle.
Retired US Army Specialist, Heath Howes
I walked into Dr. Waterman’s exam room with no expectations. I had three previous knee surgeries and thought that my time as an athlete had come to end. As a female athlete, it is very difficult to prove your case in the eyes of a man that primarily dealt with males in the military. What I got instead was something truly special. He spoke to me like a person who still had dreams and took all the right steps to get me back out on the track playing roller derby. He treated me as an athlete and at that point I thought that was the most amazing feat he would be able to accomplish. I was wrong. He put a very complicated two-part surgery on the table for me that would mean I could eventually participate in the sport I love. In late 2015 and early 2016 I underwent an autologous cartilage implantation with a tibial tubercle osteotomy. The recovery was much like my two previous ACL reconstructions with one exception. Dr. Waterman was there for me every step of the way, encouraging and so proud of my small steps towards recovery. It is now just over a year since my last surgery and I am back skating. This would not have been possible without the support from Dr. Waterman who has never been out of touch even though he has since moved to another practice. This man has had a profound impact on my life and I was so lucky to have been a part of his accomplishments.
Dr. Waterman performed surgeries on both my shoulder and knee. He was extremely knowledgeable about my issues and provided options to help improve my quality of life. He demonstrated confidence and a calm demeanor. He showed that he cared for me as a person, did not rush my appointments, and thoroughly answered my questions. He addressed possible outcomes so I would understand what to expect.
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bradley Scott Moore, United States Army