Patient Stories ~ Profession: Self-Employed

Nat

Hobbies: Baseball, Basketball, Cycling/ Mountain Biking, Fishing, Golfing
Doctor: Winston J. Warme, MD

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

I had a severe dislocation many years ago with many years of dislocations (50 or 60) and 3 previous surgeries. I had pain at night time and occational dislocations while sleeping, and pain in multiple area's around the shoulder.

I was somewhat tired of bouncing from doctor to doctor that was unsure of what to do, doctors who weren't willing to accept a difficult case, and doctors who told me that I was OK and I would just get better.

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

The thing that stood out to me the most during our first visit was that despite the results of the clinical exams, xrays and MRI's. Dr Warme turned to his students and fellows and explaned that I was telling them what was wrong. Meaning the weight that my description of what and how I am feeling means more that a imperfect exam or xray.....which ultimately was exactly right. My imaging and physical exam weren't completely conclusive, but at surgery everything I had explained was clearly identified and repaired.

The day of my surgery I felt like I was the only patient in the entire hospital. The level of care and attention was amazing. The confidence and calm about a situation that I was pretty nervous about was something that I have never experienced before. I have had 12 surgeries, and this group and Dr Warme are the only ones who put me at ease and made me feel like I was the only one there that day. The communication before we went to the operating room by everyone was amazing....there were no questions left unanswered.

I had only seen Dr Warme 1 time prior to surgery, but he is an amazing listener, made me feel like Ive known him my whole life and I trusted that I was getting the best care and he the best guy working on me that day. I am truly thankful and thank God for Dr Warme and his team.

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Alla

Hobbies: Travel
Doctor: Adam Sassoon

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

I had horrible hip pain and severe osteoarthritis in both hips. Because of this I was in constant pain day and night. I came to Dr. Sassoon for a hip replacement.

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

When I first met Dr. Sassoon he was so warm, personable, and human. I immediately trusted him. Even though he may be young, he is very professional-- I had no worries about his abilities and judgement. He is so observant: he doesn't look at you like a patient, but as a person. This is something so rare in a medical professional.
After my first surgery, my hip had recovered very rapidly but my other hip was still giving me a lot of pain. Dr. Sassoon offered to do my second surgery, even though it could've been hard to do so soon, because he recognized how much pain I was in. The second surgery was just as successful as the first, and I had a healthy recovery. Each time I went for a follow-up appointment I continued to feel his warmth and care. He just cares about people: in his own words he told me, "I like to help people feel better."

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