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You What!?

is the stories from my journey to laugh at for those in medicine, insights for those who are not in the medical field, and lessons for young people just starting down the medical path.


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You What?!

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John Chase is a recently retired Orthopaedic surgeon who found himself with plenty of time (thanks to the Covid-19 house arrest) and information about the practice of medicine he wanted to pass along.

Dr. Chase attributes his values to growing up in Iowa, and his solid fund of knowledge from receiving his undergraduate de- gree from Iowa State University and his medical degree from the University of Iowa.

Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Florida rounded out his academic and surgical preparation for a career in Orthopaedic surgery, focusing on knee and ankle problems.

He is married to Marian, an ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner) who focuses her efforts clinically to help patients with chronic diseases better manage those diseases through what they ingest, as opposed to throwing more medicines at it.

What has driven John’s efforts throughout the years, and still does, is developing, supporting, and enjoying his three daughters: Megan, Sarah, and Anna. His greatest fulfillment is seeing them turning out to be independent, competent, and enjoyable people to be around. They are starting families with great guys he couldn’t be happier with.

John considers his family to be the personal legacy he is passing on and this book is the professional side of his legacy.


“It was only after becoming a medical student that I learned the stereotype associated with orthopaedic surgeons: brash, brawny and arrogant men with a fix-it mentality and a predilection for sports metaphors. But, as a pediatric patient and then a college-aged mentee, the Dr. Chase I grew to respect and admire simply shattered the stereo-type. As an undergraduate student shadowing at his side, Dr. Chase taught me to value patient’s narratives, respect the art of the physical exam, continually seek self-improvement, and always provide comfort, even when cure wasn’t possible. I am a better internist today thanks to the mentoring and teaching of this orthopaedic surgeon.”

– Beth Ann Yakes, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“I grew up learning from and admiring Dr. Chase. He was one of the main individuals who inspired me to pursue a career in medicine. As I considered my future goals, he became a mentor. Some of my most treasured experiences came from my time with him. It was wonderful to see someone so passionate about their work, and who loved to teach. Dr. Chase has a way about him, making people feel valued and included. He brought life and fun to medicine and encouraged me to continue pursuing my goals. I am thankful to have learned from him.”

– Morgan Sanders, MD, Pediatric Resident

“Dr. John Chase has taken care of several members of my family with kindness, gentleness, love and expertise in his profession. He per-formed knee surgery on my husband, corrected a hyperextended leg on our son, and saved our daughter’s leg after an auto accident. Her leg had atrophied tendons from a delay in getting needed surgery at the hospital she was taken to. Dr. Chase has a heart full of compassion, a brain to think things through, and technique to accomplish a cure for his patients. Our family will always think of him with love, affection and prayers for his future and his family.”

– Rita Rackley, Former Patient

“I was lucky enough to work alongside Dr. Chase for nine years. He quickly became a wonderful mentor, role model and friend to me. Dr. Chase spent time listening carefully to his patients, and always made decisions that had their best interest in mind. He taught me different ways to think and assess our patients, and we formed a great team. My favorite memories of clinic with him are all the jokes, funny stories, and of course his quick wit and sense of humor. I was fortunate to learn from him and I am forever grateful for his mentorship.”

– Sarah Colandreo, PT, DPT, CMPT, OCS

“John Chase, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon for more than three decades, practiced while orthopaedic surgery made remarkable advances. During Dr. Chase’s career, recovery time for injured patients dramatically shortened, worn out joints are now replaced, and career ending sports injuries are now treated with minimally invasive surgery allowing the athlete to return to full capability. Dr. Chase practiced orthopaedic surgery during this transition and participated in the amazing advancements made in the care of the musculoskeletal system. His observations and commentary provide an insider’s view of the practice of orthopaedic surgery.”

– Dempsey Springfield, MD

“John Chase M.D. practiced Orthopedic Surgery for over 30 years. He was well regarded by his peers and patients alike for his personal approach, orthopedic knowledge and practical solutions to orthopedic problems. He enjoyed close working relationships with his patients, who benefited greatly from his care and expertise. Many medical students, mid-level providers, nursing staff and para-professionals were carefully and expertly mentored during his career. I was one of the midlevel providers that was fortunate to benefit from his mentorship. Working with Dr. Chase in the office or the surgical suite allowed me to observe firsthand the wonderful care that his patients received.”

– Skip Repass, Physician’s Assistant


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