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Posts categorized as “Patient Stories”

Bad back tests mettle of Alcoa furnace tender

Posted on December 1, 2016

Like any working stiff who has just been told he needs spinal surgery, Tommy Rogers’ first thoughts were about his job.   “My big concern was the length of recovery,” said Rogers, a 47-year-old furnace tender at the Alcoa aluminum plant now known as Arconic. “I was thinking house payments and bills. I thought I […]


Partial total knee arthroplasty keeps Ed Dennison running

Posted on November 17, 2016

Ed Dennison doesn’t need Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit to do some pretty amazing things. All he needs is a pair of running shoes and an artificial knee joint made from titanium alloys and polyethylene plas­tic and he’s good to go. And go. And go. In fact, Dennison has been on the go since Parkwest […]


Preacher’s wife fights back from a heart attack

Posted on July 14, 2016

After Elfredia Williams suffered a heart attack, she got serious about her health.  Read how Parkwest Cardiac Rehab helped her lose over 30 pounds and become more active despite her knee pain in this week’s West Side Shopper News. 


Dropped Head Syndrome – Harrison Finds Hope

Posted on July 6, 2016

Ellen Harrison looked at herself in the bathroom mirror. Her chin was involuntarily hanging down on her chest, and the ravages of breast cancer were still evident. After almost three years of trying to keep a positive attitude about not being able to hold her head up, and three years of searching for answers and help, she had finally reached a complete breaking point. […]


James Clark, Parkwest’s 100th TAVR Patient, is ‘Back to Active’ One Month Later

Posted on April 28, 2016

James Clark began having difficulty completing his daily two-mile neighborhood walk. “Any type of exertion and I would get a lot of pressure and pain in my heart area,” says Clark,


Parkwest’s First TAVR Patient Tells Benefits of Procedure

Posted on April 28, 2016

Five days past his 88th birthday, Roy Ogle became Parkwest’s first-ever TAVR patient. Ogle is a living testament to what TAVR can do for