Dr. Atwater is an amazing Dr and surgeon. About 18 months ago, I injured my back. I didn’t realize how seriously I had hurt myself until my pain reached an intolerable level. I went to the ER because my pain continued to worsen. After a CT scan, I was told I had a burst fracture of my L1 and it was serious. Out of pure luck, the ER called in Dr Atwater. From the moment I met him, I felt confident about his diagnosis and what needed to be done to repair my back. He never rushed, explained everything to my husband and I and even drew pictures to show us what he would be doing to surgically repair my back. Hie is so very kind, listens and answers all questions and concerns and never once made us feel rushed. Back surgery is a scary thing. His reassurance was so comforting. Talk about a blessing. He had to put rods and screws in my back and preform kyphoplasty. His bedside manner is beyond words. He is so very kind and truly cares about his patients. The surgery went very well and was a great success. Today I am totally pain free and my back never felt better! Words can’t express my heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care I received from Dr. Atwater. He’s one of a kind! ♥?