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Julie Andrzejewski – Patient Story

Patient stories: Julie A. (Dr. Lincoln spine patient) | TOC Huntsville, AL
“Dr. Lincoln is the best and most caring spine and neck doctor. He helped me get back to my active lifestyle.” — Julie Andrzejewski

From triathlons to long-distance running, Julie has always lived an active lifestyle. But being in government contracting, she sat at a desk all day. One day, while getting out of her car, Julie experienced excruciating pain in her lower back. Unable to talk, she had to go to the emergency room. Many questions ran through her mind: Who would help her? Would she be able to return to her active lifestyle?

She immediately called Dr. Howard Miller of TOC, who worked with Julie when she had knee issues, and he referred her to one of TOC’s spine specialists, Dr. Craig Lincoln. After meeting Julie, Dr. Lincoln diagnosed her with disc-related problems of the lower back.

When asked about her impression of Dr.  Lincoln, Julie noted that she was so pleased with the way that he listed to her and connected with her about her pain.  She said, “He was mindful of my active lifestyle, and was determined to find ways to get me back to a life that I could love.” 

Dr. Lincoln outlined a treatment plan of x-ray-guided spinal injections, exercises to strengthen her back, and suggested a standing-desk to help combat sitting all day. After Julie’s series of treatments, she found relief and was able to return to her active lifestyle.

What would Julie want others to know about Dr. Lincoln? Julie says, “He helped me. He is the best, caring spine and neck doctor. TOC is a great practice, and his team is attentive and unified. I have referred five people to him, and I will continue to.”

For those who are suffering like she was, Julie says, “Don’t give up; where there’s a will there’s a way, and Dr. Lincoln will be your biggest cheerleader.”

Craig E. Lincoln, M.D.

Dr. Lincoln specializes in non-surgical treatment of the spine and has received specialized training in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal injections, as well as EMG and nerve conduction studies.

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COVID-19 Update

Injuries still happen during a pandemic. And TOC is here to care for the Tennessee valley’s acute orthopaedic needs. To comply with the Governor Ivey’s recent stay-at-home order, we now have a letter composed for patients needing to travel to our clinics. The letter is available to download and print by clicking here.

Your health and safety is our biggest concern. All TOC clinics are compliant with social distancing requirements and offer a no-lobby wait option for patients. TOC also has a screening process for COVID-19 in place for TOC employees when arriving for work; and also for patients upon arrival for appointments.

To schedule an appointment, please call (256) 539-2728.

Aaron Stuart – Athlete of the Week – March 2020

Congratulations to Aaron Stuart from Grissom High School.

He is the TOC Sports and Huntsville Hospital Sports Center Athlete of the Week for March 2020!










Aaron Stuart

Grissom High School

Skills Team / Cross Country / Wrestling

3.79 GPA


– Commander of school’s Raider Skills Program / 5-Year Cross Country Varsity Team Member / State Wrestling Champion  

– Alabama Boys State Delegate / 3x Winner – JROTC Award for Academic Excellence / National & Math Honors Societies

– Child Mentor for Survivor Outreach Services / Special Olympics Coach / Student Govt. / Fundraising Coordinator for JROTC

Chesney Kidner – Athlete of the Week – March 2020

Congratulations to Chesney Widner from Ardmore High School.

She is the TOC Sports and Huntsville Hospital Sports Center Athlete of the Week for March 2020!










Chesney Widner

Ardmore High School

Volleyball / Basketball / Softball

4.0 GPA


– 5x All-County Volleyball Team / 2x Def. Player of the Year / 6x All-County Basketball Team / 3x All-Area Basketball Team / 3x All-County Softball Team

– Honor and AP Classes / Top 5 in Graduating Class / Spanish, Math and Beta Club Member / A-Honor Roll

– Church Youth Group Volunteer / Special Olympics Volunteer / FCA Member / Internship through Limestone Co. Tech Center

COVID-19 and our commitment to you

TOC cares. We are open and here to take care of you.

Your health is a very important part of your life. In trying times like this, we are faced with many uncertainties. But one certain thing is that TOC is here and committed to the safety and orthopaedic needs of our patients. We have implemented additional safety measures by giving our patients COVID-19 screenings when arriving along with additional sanitization measures for all of our TOC locations.


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Nick Bonifay – Athlete of the Week – March 2020

Congratulations to Nick Bonifay from Saint John Paul II Catholic High School.

He is the TOC Sports and Huntsville Hospital Sports Center Athlete of the Week for March 2020!










Nick Bonifay

St. John Paul II Catholic High School


4.2 GPA


– 4-Year Varsity Basketball Team Member / 3-Year Varsity Team Captain / 3x All-Area Basketball Team Member

– National Honors Society Member / A-Honor Roll / Student Ambassador

– Volunteer Basketball Camp Leader / Student Asst. to school Athletic Trainer / Volunteer Basketball Trainer


TOC recognizes that even as daily life is changing, injuries still occur – even in a pandemic – and our community still needs orthopaedic care. We will continue to offer the same exceptional care, all the while ensuring the welfare and safety of our patients and employees. In light of the COVID-19 situation, TOC has taken strong measures to protect but yet remain accessible to the Tennessee Valley. Our highest priorities are to provide a safe working environment and to administer care to our patients safely.

By taking the following precautionary measures, it is our goal to maintain patients’ safety while providing the highest level of care:

TOC will continue to carry out our mission of being accessible with the safety of our employees and patients at the forefront of our minds.

Thank you for your trust, and we look forward to seeing you!