Patient Stories

Mayo Clinic Health System provides the best care to every patient every day; that's our story. And who better to tell the other side of the story than patients themselves?

From The Blog

Breast cancer survivor wonders “What if?”

Tammy Jackson, a 55-year-old Eau Claire resident and breast cancer survivor, says she asks herself all the time, “What would’ve happened if I hadn’t made that phone call and booked that mammogram?”

October 12, 2017

New knee works like magic

Linda Bure of Austin, Minnesota, knew it was time to take care of her aching knee when she noticed her dog started to gain weight due to her inability to take him for a daily walk.

October 5, 2017

Little changes, big results: After managing his diabetes, Colin Minehart wants to help others

Colin Minehart, a 61-year-old resident of Albert Lea, Minnesota, was determined to improve his health. He listened to what his doctors told him. But, for some reason, he found it hard to follow their advice.

October 4, 2017

Routine checkup leads to lifesaving heart surgery

Brian Schilling didn’t know anything was wrong when he went in for his regular physical. But, unbeknownst to Schilling, there was a problem lurking in one of the valves in his heart.

September 18, 2017

Diabetes education classes lead to improved quality of life

Ken Moore had lost his get-up-and-go. His wife said he had no motivation and should see a doctor. That's when he learned he had Type 2 diabetes.

September 11, 2017

Lifestyle changes bring rapid results for diabetes patient

Has life got you tired much of the time? Read how a simple diabetes test, some lifestyle changes and support from others turned that around for one woman in Barron, Wisconsin.

August 2, 2017

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes better wound healing

Fritz Kruger wondered how breathing pure oxygen while enclosed in a pressurized tube could heal his body. Kruger, 56, suffered from side effects of radiation treatments for prostate cancer when referred for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

July 27, 2017

Heart surgery gives new meaning to taking the stairs

Chris Schlicher's physical limitations didn’t allow him to do everyday activities on a regular basis. However, after a mitral valve repair to his heart, he has more energy and is able to engage in life without limitations.

July 25, 2017