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Posts categorized as “Patient Stories”

Lesson for Life

Posted on February 9, 2017

Blevins suffered a stroke as she arrived at school that morning on Dec. 1. Within 38 minutes, she was at Fort Sanders, receiving the clot-busting drug, tPA.


A Brand New Baby for a Brand New Year

Posted on February 1, 2017

When Melanie Mullins found out she was pregnant, it came as a complete surprise.


Law & Aorta

Posted on January 25, 2017

Tests prior to his bypass surgery revealed a deadly secret – he also had an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).


Room with a View

Posted on January 12, 2017

When interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, MD, repairs an aneurysm, Adam Hill stands beside him and hands him the instruments. But on a recent November afternoon, Adam, who works in the interventional radiology lab at Fort Sanders Regional’s Comprehensive Stroke Center, was in a different position. He was Dr. Woodward’s patient. A brain aneurysm in an artery […]


Room with a View

Posted on January 11, 2017

When interventional radiologist Keith Woodward, MD, repairs an aneurysm, Adam Hill stands beside the surgeon and hands him the instruments. But on a recent November afternoon, the 33-year-old manager of interventional radiological technicians at Fort Sanders Regional’s Comprehensive Stroke Center was in a different position. He was Dr. Woodward’s patient. A brain aneurysm in an […]


A Whole New World for Husband and Wife

Posted on December 14, 2016

When Daniel and Stacey Rorie began having trouble keeping up with their kids, they decided it was time to do something about it.