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JoDean Nicolette

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Review for Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc., Petaluma, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a physician, I cannot recommend this facility highly enough. Children and adults alike experience healing and recovery that is unparalleled in medicine. The referral process is straight-forward and efficient. The leadership and staff are trained professionals, and horses absolutely magical. I wish I had more tools like this in primary care.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The emotional, mental, and physical results.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, courteous

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Serve more clients

Ways to make it better...

This service was better reimbursed by third party payers

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding and public/physician education

One thing I'd also say is that...

The medical community is often fixed on what it perceives to be "traditonal" therapies. Slowly (but surely) medical professionals are coming to recognize equine-assisted therapy as valuable and effective. Research and education will help with this.

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

Sutter Medical Group

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Referred patients and interacted with staff and leadership.