Patient Stories

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Convenience and exceptional care: When you know you’re in the right place

Pregnant with her third baby, Liz Kittelson was hoping for an exact repeat of her second pregnancy. But, during the third month, Kittelson learned she would have to transition her family’s care to another provider because her doctor would be leaving.

March 9, 2017

Shedding pounds and saving cash: Bariatric surgery has life-changing benefits

Carrying extra pounds was costing Scott Decker money, and the extra weight was on track to cost him a lot more.

March 8, 2017

Community paramedic program cares for patients in their own homes

Getting anywhere, let alone to many medical appointments, is an exhaustive process — which is why Mike DiPasquale is so grateful for the new pilot Community Paramedic program in nearby Barron.

March 3, 2017

Far from lazy: Child’s dedication prevents eye damage

When Saydee learned that she had lazy eye and needed to wear an eye patch to help correct her vision, she realized that dedication was required.

March 1, 2017

Skipping sedation: A quicker colonoscopy

Deb Gunderson has natural curiosity and a love of medicine. It was for those reasons that the licensed practical nurse opted for a sedation-free colonoscopy when she was due to receive the important colon cancer screening.

February 21, 2017

First patient has TAVR heart surgery in Eau Claire

Until recently, 87-year-old Charles Kaeding of Augusta considered himself to be in fairly good health. However, that quickly changed when he noticed getting increasingly tired and becoming short of breath when exerting himself.

February 13, 2017

Heart attack patient lives to tell another fish tale

Rochelle Diercks was used to her husband’s fishing tales. But the tale he lives to retell from his annual fishing trip in June 2016 is even more unbelievable than any embellished story she’s ever heard before.

February 8, 2017

Wound care team, dedication help heal Eau Claire nurse

MaryAnn Pozarski has seen many patients and changes over the 40 years treating patients at Mayo Clinic Health System. But the most impactful change came when she needed care for a wound of her own.

Raeann Nargiz, N.P. By Raeann Nargiz February 2, 2017