On May 7, 2010 I had a heart catheter procedure, my second in five years. At the age of fifty-four, I’m no spring chicken but I’m also not ready to head south. Having this second go around of problems was a bit unsettling, though I tried to hide concern.
I want to thank my family doctor, Dr. Mitchel Bernstrom, for his expertise and ability in pinpointing my physical problems-always. He initially discovered the problem with my heart. I also thank Dr. Bernstrom’s nurse Terry, who is always such a great help.
I want to thank my cardiologist, Dr. Richard Valente for immediately putting me at ease upon my first visit with him, and for his expertise in handling my heart issues. I knew from the first visit that I was in good hands.
In addition, I would like to thank Julie (RN) pre-admission testing; Lynn (RN)Cardiac Cath Lab; Renee (RN) Cardiac Cath Lab, and a special thank you to my post op nurse Lisa for the professional and compassionate care that I received during my stay for this outpatient procedure. I felt a unique bond with Lisa immediately, and I thank her for the wonderful care and for putting me at ease.
I want to thank everyone that I encountered that day because although I was a bit anxious. I felt respected, listened to, and supported. I was put at ease by the compassionate care of everyone.
I will certainly be referring anyone that I may encounter to the doctors and staff of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare (Covenant Clinics and Hospital), which I have experienced to be the best!
God bless you all,