Your patient stories
I was impressed that physician took the extra step to diagnosis me.
I spent a Saturday afternoon in March in bed with stomach and back pain. After six hours of misery, I went to the emergency room at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. The physician, Dr. Damon Vincent, ordered lab work, and it came back normal. He didn’t settle for the normal and ordered an abdominal CAT scan. The CAT scan reflected I had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). I was extremely pleased with the physician and impressed that he took the extra step to diagnosis me.
I was then admitted to St. Anthony’s Medical Center early Sunday morning and stayed until the following Tuesday afternoon. My care was overseen by Mohammad Abdeen, M.D., a hospitalist. Dr. Abdeen, too, did a great job resolving my issue of pancreatitis and keeping me comfortable. Everyone was friendly and polite, and had seen to my needs immediately. I wanted to be self-sufficient, so I tried not to ask for much. When I did ask, the nursing staff responded immediately. I never felt forgotten!
They did not know I was an employee unless, in conversation, we talked about what I did or where I worked. I’m so grateful for the kindness everyone showed and the care I received at St. Anthony’s!
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