Dr. Mueller is one of Milwaukee's top doctors, as indicated by Milwaukee Magazine. As proof, I offer you my story. I herniated 2 discs in my back 9 years ago & had numerous surgeons recommend surgery. I was scared, because I had so many colleagues tell me that back surgery is a crap shoot. But I had no choices; I had such severe sciatica that my driving privileges were revoked and I was unable to function most of the time. Luckily, I was referred to Dr. Wade Mueller by a colleague of mine who was in a terrible accident, rendering him unable to have use of one of his arms. He was operated on by Dr. Wade Mueller, a neurosurgeon at Froedtert, who restored function in his arm again. Hearing my colleague's experience with Dr. Mueller, I made my appointment & waited for his response. He was fantastic on every level - brilliant, conservative in his approach, down to earth, caring. I went ahead and had Dr. Mueller do my back surgery and I also went through PT at Spinecare afterwards. Needless to say, 9 years post surgery and one baby later, I am still pain free! I cannot tell you how fantastic it feels to know that I can drive, walk, sit, and play sports with my kids without pain. To see me pre-surgery compared to post-surgery, you would think that Dr. Mueller performed nothing short of a miracle. Well, it gets even better. Fast forward to another woman's story.
Just last year I received a call from a friend whose co-worker needed life saving brain surgery. She had been operated on before & was told she was out of options or too high risk. She had 2 young children at home & was desperate for help. I listened to her story and told her to make a appointment with Dr. Mueller. She did. He agreed to operate on her, fully informing her that she was a very risky case (which she knew going in). The surgery went well even though she was betting against the odds. I am happy to report that today she is alive and well, enjoying her family like she hoped. As I said, I cannot describe, without gushing, the impact Dr. Mueller made on my life and so many others like me. I hold Dr. Mueller in the highest regard & hope that others in need will find hope in these stories.
I truly love that Wauwatosa has a healthy alternative such as the Outpost. I see so many advantages to their effort: buying & supporting local organic farms, fair-trade policies, and a co-op that educates members about going green and health advantages to an organic lifestyle. I also agree that they have great customer service and programs geared even toward little ones, like their kid's club. My son loves to go into Outpost, walk up to the front desk with his Kid's Club badge on and pick out his favorite fruit leather. This definitely sets them apart. I recommend them - they are a welcome addition to Wauwatosa!
Salamander is one of my favorites. They have it all, thanks to the owner who has a wonderful sense of imagination and style. First, when you walk into the store, the displays are well set up with clothing, purses and jewelry inviting you in. The first area offers an array of colorful purses in various shapes and sizes, with HOBO being one of her bigger lines. In addition, she has cabinets set up with a fantastic jewelry selection, rivaling trendy Ma Jolie and Goldies on the east side. Going further into the store, you will discover rows of unique clothing and shoes for women. She also has a small table set up with some of the cutest outfits, jackets, books and sentimental items for babies that I have ever seen. I love the soft pink baby jacket with rabbit ears - it made me want to have a little girl to dress up! Last, the owner and her staff are so friendly and helpful that every time I visit, I walk out feeling great about my experience. Her service beats that of Nordstrom; her staff will help you until they have met your needs. Highly recommended!
I have had numerous opportunities to visit Piccola and every time, they have met expectations. Their ingredients are fresh, with just the right touch of garlic or spice to make the dish complete. Their pizzas are excellent, especially for 2 people to share. They have a kid's menu which offers a hearty portion of pasta or pizza (my kids split one order). They offer outdoor seating in the summer, which is nice for people watching, having conversation over a glass of wine or just plain soaking up the sun over lunch or dinner. Pricing? Their prices are on the money, not too high, but just right for the quality of food presented. Cons? I would agree with limited seating - get there early to avoid a wait. Limited wine selection.Overall? Give Piccola a try - they are definitely doing things right!
Unfortunately, the Manhattan Textiles website is of poor quality, leaving those who visit to wonder what they truly have to offer. My own experience is that they have more to offer than anyone else in the area - high quality textiles to fit every taste, be it traditional or modern. Their displays are well done, with an explosion of color when you first walk into their store. They also have plenty of eye catching children's textiles, in bright colors and clever patterns. I would recommend them for high quality textiles not high quality customer service. Their customer service, or lack thereof, is the only area in which I have reservation. The sales clerks/co-owners are rather unhelpful and snobbish, which can certainly turn your shopping experience into an unpleasant one.