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Posts categorized as “Patient Stories”

Fitting In

Posted on January 17, 2019

When Kerrie Merz weighed 336 pounds, she dealt with knee pain every step of the way from her car to the door of the movie theater. Then there was the challenge of fitting into a seat. “I would squeeze myself into that chair – literally get into it and have my body overflowing out of […]


The Right Word

Posted on October 4, 2018

Stacey Walters went looking for a neurosurgeon to do her neck surgery. She found him in the “patient testimonial” articles she edits for Covenant Health.


A Pilgrim’s Progress

Posted on August 9, 2018

Physical therapy at Fort Sanders Therapy Center helps Mary Josvai regain strength after knee replacement.


Rockin’ to the Top: Nurse beats crippling syndrome to reach goal

Posted on June 21, 2018

Nurse Nicole Burton was surprised to learn that she had rhabdomyolysis, a rare muscle-wasting syndrome. But after inpatient and outpatient therapy at Patricia Neal, Nicole Burton conquered her next goal: rock climbing.


Bright Days Ahead

Posted on May 31, 2018

Robin MacLean guesses that she did the most damage to her skin during the early part of her career with the United States Navy while stationed in Hawaii. Several days later MacLean found out the mole on her back was a cancerous melanoma.


The Greatest Adventure: Pregnancy

Posted on May 10, 2018

After years of trying to start a family, tests revealed Roque had a blood clotting issue. Combined with her advanced age, this caused her next pregnancy to be classified as “high risk.” That’s when she was referred to Fort Sanders Perinatal Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.