I’ve been Dr. Crawford’s patient for many years, and I followed him to Portsmouth after he left Anna Jaques Hospital. A year ago, he performed a partial knee replacement and the recovery was speedy and relatively painless. Three years ago he repaired my torn rotator cuff. Both my shoulder and knee are now pain-free and fully functional. Although I’m retired from the full-time restaurant business, I’m on my feet 12-15 hours every day – taking care of my alpacas, two dogs, and my busy ice cream stand. One day, one of the alpacas stepped on me, crushing my toe – an alarming injury for anyone with diabetes. A staph infection followed and two other doctors urged amputation, but Dr. Crawford assured me that “The toe won’t go.” He managed the infection and saved the toe without surgery – just good doctoring. I trust Dr. Crawford to be thoughtful, patient and act in my best interest. With him, surgery is not always the answer, so when he recommends it, I trust his judgment and know that the results will be good.