Patient Profile

Vern

Profession: Construction
Hobbies: 4-wheeling, Fishing, Hiking/ Camping, Hunting
Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD

Briefly describe your symptoms and the medical condition that brought you to see the doctor.

Shoulder injuries from work and sports. I was in constant pain with a restricted range of motion and I was unable to use my arms for much above my head. The pain made it difficult to sleep.

What one or two things stand out to you about your experience with your doctor and their team?

Dr. Warme and his team provided excellent care and information throughout both surgeries and treatment before and after. I had a high level of trust in the information provided and in Dr. Warme's abilities.

What can you do now that you could not do before surgery? Have you been able to return to your hobbies or sports at the same level as pre-injury or at an even higher level?

I have gotten a new lease on life now. I have returned to doing everything I could do before my injuries. The longer time goes from my surgeries the better I feel. I was very hesitant for about the first year with every thing that I did; now I don't even think about it. It is as close to normal as one could hope.

What advice would you like to share with a patient with a condition such as yours who is considering surgery?

I put off my surgeries for many years, but now I wish I would have had them sooner. Patients should trust Dr. Warme, his staff, and the UW to provide the best care available anywhere.

Please share any additional comments!

I have talked to many fellow construction workers about this and have given them Dr. Warme's contact info.