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Doctor Chooses AAMC For Surgery

When gastroenterologist Melanie Lynn Jackson needed someone she could trust to perform acid reflux surgery on her own chronic illness, she turned to Adrian Park, MD, at AAMC. I’m a gastroenterologist, and I come from a family of medical professionals. My grandmother was a nurse, my father was an internal[…]

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Saves A Man’s Foot

As a diabetic suffering from neuropathy, Paul Otto was unable to feel the problem brewing in his right foot until it was too late. The infection had spread to his bones and doctors had no choice but to amputate one of his toes. But even then, the infection continued to[…]

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Having A Say: Patients Steer The Way

As a breast cancer survivor, Lucretia Jackson knows what it’s like to be a patient. As an elementary school principal, she understands the importance of listening. Lucretia brings both of those skill sets and a seemingly endless supply of energy and dedication to her role as a patient advisor to the[…]

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Five Weeks, 47 Pounds: Weight Loss Surgery For A Healthy Future

At 47, Andrew Henderson was frustrated by decades of struggling with weight loss and tired of ever-increasing doses of medication for his diabetes. So he enrolled in one of AAMC’s weight loss seminars and—with careful guidance from Alex Gandsas, MD—determined that surgery was the right option for him. Just weeks[…]

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Moment Of Truth

  Life has changed for Scott Zimmerman. He has a new attitude and outlook on life. He feels 20 years younger now that he is 70 pounds lighter and no longer needs treatment for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea. How did this husband, father of two[…]

  1. Eve: We are so proud of you!! You look amazing and have a great attitude.


Back In The Saddle

When she saw her July 2012 vacation picture, Melissa Staud of Harwood knew she had to make a change for the better. She weighed 275 pounds and knew she needed to lose weight to improve her life and her health. “I honestly tried on my own to lose weight, but[…]

  1. Trish Cloukey: Thanks for sharing. It offers me and other people HOPE. I ran out of it last week until I started…

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Giving Back

Kermitt Wright has had more than his fair share of health problems, from cancer and heart surgery to gallbladder removal. Now in remission, he’s giving back by serving as a patient advisor for the hospital. Once a month, Wright speaks to the new employee orientation class at AAMC. “I tell[…]