Recently I was hospitalized as a result of several blood clots in my leg and a pulmonary embolism in my right lung. It was a difficult time but one of the very bright spots was the nursing staff as well as the Nurse Techs.
Edith, Kaylee, Eileen, Mike and Wendy were the excellent, caring, professional nurses who cared for me. All were kind, courteous, respectful and capable. At a particularly low point when I couldn't sleep and was feeling hopeless, one of the Nurse Techs, Yasmine, brought her laptop into my room so she could keep me company while she completed her paperwork. She was kind and empathetic way beyond what was required. Her concern, compassion and humanity got me through. She is a truly extraordinary person and will be an outstanding nurse. Dr. Huh was another part of my team who was not only extremely knowledgeable but who took the time to listen to my concerns and carefully explain everything to me. Thank you to all the staff for helping me through this crisis.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 50, I knew I needed to find a surgeon who not only had outstanding clinical skill, but a caring and compassionate bedside manner. I found that in Dr. Preya Ananthakrishnan, Director of Breast Surgery at White Plains Hospital. When I met with her, I got this feeling that came over me—this warm, peaceful, good feeling about this doctor. I walked out of there educated. I knew my decision without being scared out of my mind. I knew I was in the best of hands.
Gastric sleeve surgery has given me a second chance in life and the support and the staff at White Plains Hospital is what I attribute to my success.
As I lost the weight, I gained energy, health and a positive attitude. This was not an easy decision, but one I wish I would have done long ago. The support of my family, friends and the staff at White Plains Hospital is what I attribute to my success. Losing 110lbs has made life more enjoyable and ultimately has helped me to physically and mentally tackle my MS issues.
In May 2013, during the 28th week of my second pregnancy, I experienced a severe pain in my chest. My obstetrician, Dr. Jay Lupin, said that it wasn’t normal for a pregnant woman to be having these symptoms and he was pretty sure something wasn’t right. He recommended I go to the emergency room where a chest x-ray revealed a hand-sized mass near my heart.
Mark Fialk, M.D., our family’s physician for many years, is also a hematologist/oncologist — a cancer specialist — at Scarsdale Medical Group and the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care. He visited me in the ER and said, “We can treat you here. I will be your doctor, and I will assemble a team of top people from all the specialties you need to help you.”
I wanted to be at a place where I knew and trusted the doctors, and where they worked seamlessly with each other. That’s when I became part of the White Plains Hospital family. I would not return home from the Hospital for eight weeks.
No one wants to have cancer. But at White Plains Hospital they took care of me and my baby in an extraordinary way, and I am forever grateful. Saying ‘thank you’ to my cancer team will never be enough. They will always be my friends, my family, my angels.
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