Testimonials & Reviews

Jocelyn R Idema, D.O. -  - Spine & Orthopedic Surgeon

Steel City Spine and Orthopedic Center

Jocelyn R Idema, D.O.

Spine & Orthopedic Surgeon in Pittsburgh, McKees Rocks, and Washington, PA

222 total reviews

Dr. Jocelyn R Idema always appreciates feedback from her valued patients. To date, we’re thrilled to have collected 222 reviews with an average rating of 4.93 out of 5 stars. Please read what others are saying about Dr. Jocelyn Idema below, and as always, we would love to collect your feedback.

Virginia U.
Submitted 02/22/22
Very thorough. Helping me with my problem.
Sharon B.
Submitted 02/19/22
Friendly and knowledgeable
Amy O.
Submitted 01/31/22
I don’t go anywhere else than to Dr. Idema to take care of my back issues. She is the best!
Charles M.
Submitted 01/28/22
My name is Chuck McConville. I am 82 year old and have been to at least 6to 8 back Doctors since I have been 18 years old and have never been without back and leg pain. Dr Idema did a trial on me for a stimulator and I found out I was a candidate for it. I had a Boston Scientific one put in Jan. 10 and I can’t believe the amount of relief in my low back and legs. Along with being an excellent doctor she has a tremendous personality and has an excellent staff. Brad and Alex from Boston Scientific were very knowledgeable and easy to understand when teaching me how to use it. Thanks to all of you. Chuck
Lorraine S.
Submitted 01/21/22
Amber R.
Submitted 01/21/22
Compassionate, down to earth, great doc!
Justin L.
Submitted 01/12/22
Oboyy..this will be a pent up long one folks so dig in....1st doc to legit listen when I went in...even after a l4/l5 fusion docs don't want to listen when you tell them youre in pain with nerve or bone on bone ...id bet if they or their loved one had this searing pain they'd be intently listening...anyways after her assessment dr idema identified 1 of my probs that 2 neuros, 3 orthopedics, and 1 hip specialist failed to accomplish in multiple visits ....i truly wish I could have had her for this entire back pain /groin pain leg pain journey that the accident caused ... heck I wish she'd have been the one to perform my fusion...as I know for a fact that I wouldn't have suffered anywhere near as long as I was forced to endure which I come to find out was the reult of a lack of education on all their part....now if this beauty of bone can solve my 2nd problem I will avow now and forever more that this gal walks on water !!! ...yes she's THAT astute folks ...i made a 20 yr career out of attention to detail and can state that sadly some are stuck in their degrees and their textbook telling them that A+B has to equal C...Dr idema has 0 issues going outside the box and iniating an attack on pain from a different angle...after you see enough "specialists ' you'll quickly pick up on who " has it " and who doesn't ..and its alson clear most docs are either too lazy too ego swole or simply lack the education to handle their patients problems properly !!! ...in fact, my surgeon who performed my lumbar fusion, on my 3 month followup with him , I explained my issue was getting worse ..the same issue I complained about BEFORE fusion mind you...his solution was the pain clinic ( the same clinic that sent me to him ) I said "" why would I return to where I had just come from if surgery is the next tier?? what was even the point of your surgery ??? ..I continued to state "it's OK I know its my si joint duke as it's already been confirmed " ...his response was " by whom if I may ask"...I said " Dr idema" ...to which he retorted "ooo you went to JOCELYN Well you're in good hands with her she definitely knows her stuff and about s.i. joints " I said " well if that's true why didn't you just send me to her when I probed you on this matter months ago " ...His whole demeanor instantly changed n went from -know it all - to almost humble...as he said " I didn't know how far you were willing to travel"...like are u kiddin me ??? To escape this perpetual hell I'd endure a 12 hr drive (Rt now an 45 minutes is my max ) ...as I left he said "for your 6 month followup you can make an appointment or you just have Jocelyn take a peek at you...no worries DUKE T. I won't be back ...for 45 yrs of my life I was always working n didnt know so many ppl are run and in out like a car wash for them to get to the next one in the waiting room that will be their next paycheck...sooooo friggin reassuring to come across one who gives you her time where you're heard instead of silenced for the instant you feel you're no longer being heard folks...is the time to run folks..as they no longer care about you..you have to be your biggest advocate .
Joanne J. H.
Submitted 01/12/22
Friendly staff. Dr. Idema listens to my concerns and answers any questions I have. Highly recommend.
Todd W M.
Submitted 01/12/22
Dr Idema went above and beyond explaining my issue and treatment options!! Comfortable setting and extremely nice staff!!
Darla R.
Submitted 01/11/22
I was very pleased with everyone.
Gary B.
Submitted 01/03/22
Dr. Idema is the best, most personable, spinal surgeon in the tri-state area.
Charles M.
Submitted 12/18/21
Everyone very efficient and Dr. Idema is very personable and I have complete trust in her
Susan S.
Submitted 12/17/21
Great doctor and outstanding front and nursing staff!!!
Deborah Jean T.
Submitted 12/11/21
I was very impressed with Dr. Idema and her staff. Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, took their time with me, no rush. Dr. Idema has a great personality and makes you feel very comfortable but confident in her expertise. I’ve already referred 2 friends to Steel City Spine!
Timothy M.
Submitted 12/06/21
Awesome! For one, I was so surprised to get an appointment the day after I requested one online ( a Sunday even). Dr. Idema listened to what I had to say and understood that I had back surgery before and this case was similar. She ordered an MRI without hesitation to speed up the process! If you have had a herniated disk before, you know the pain is unbearable.
Dale W.
Submitted 11/22/21
At steel city spine I was treated with kindness and understanding. Oh my wife’s questions were answered in English where we can understand it I would highly recommend it.
Richard T.
Submitted 11/19/21
understanding my needs
Nicolas W.
Submitted 11/18/21
Dr.Idema was wonderful. Very down to earth and quick to diagnose my herniated disc that the previous doctor said was fine. Very friendly doctor and staff
Charles B.
Submitted 11/16/21
Dr Idama & her Staff are all ( Top Shelf ) Professionals ,. 1st Drs office were everyone seems to enjoy there job .
Stanley F.
Submitted 11/16/21
They talked to me.