Mary Floyd joined the care coordination program in April of 2015. Her main concerns at the time were frequent falls, diabetes and COPD.
Diana Hydrick started getting routine mammograms at Coryell Memorial when she was 40 years old and two years later Dr. Dwyer noticed a spot on her test results and began to follow her more closely. “When I came in for my 6 month follow up, Dr. Dwyer showed me a tiny dot on the screen. It was so small and impossible to feel. That tiny dot changed my life”, recalls Diana. “We did a biopsy with Dr. Norris and that is when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a difficult time but I was grateful we found it so early. I felt like Dr. Dwyer was really paying attention and his diligence is why I am still here”, said Diana.
Sheila Shavers has always led a busy and full life. She came from a large family and worked since she was 14, been married for 32-years and has two children and two grandchildren. She likes to sing and has a national beef jerky making business. Sheila was not expecting life-changing news in November of 2016 she went to a follow-up appointment for another issue. “In my nine years of working in housekeeping at Coryell Health (CMHS), I never thought I would be a patient. I had a mammogram six month prior, that is how fast it can come up,” recalls Sheila. “Dr. Dwyer, CMHS radiologist, called me and said he saw something and we needed to do a biopsy. When I received the news that I had stage I breast cancer, I had never been so scared in my life, but I knew my Coryell Memorial family would take care of me. I wasn’t going to stop and give up my life to cancer.”
Back to Work, Family & Life After Hernia Surgery
Several months before his Annual Wellness check-up, Barton Johnson, 38, began feeling tenderness and a noticeable bulge in his left groin that had started slowing him down.
After hernia repair surgery Johnson is back to work for A&M, ranching and spending time with his family. "I feel awesome," he says. “At first it was just a little twinge,” the Gatesville resident says. “I thought it would subside, but I was wrong.
Betsy Clark, resident of Evant, TX, was struggling with a multiple sclerosis relapse and didn’t know where to turn. A close friend, Linda, called David Myers, social worker at CMHS, to see what help could be provided. Immediately, he put them in touch with Coryell Memorial Home Health and physical therapist, Katie Doyle.
Matthew Canty had been suffering from back pain for years and by the age of 27 he had already under gone a low back spinal fusion. “I was still having severe back pain and needed a second surgery. I was referred to Dr. Zeilinski and we scheduled my surgery at Coryell Memorial Hospital,” recalls Matthew. Matthew’s mom, Aselee, flew in from South Carolina to be with her son for this major surgical procedure, “I was really nervous about Matthew having this surgery, but from the minute I arrived at Coryell Memorial the staff went out of their way to relieve my fears."
“My 14 year old grandson is going to have surgery!” That is what Cecilia Petrie thought this past Labor Day Weekend when her grandson’s friend came to tell her Zane had fallen from his dirt bike and was injured. “After Zane wrecked his bike we knew something was really wrong with his arm. He was in a lot of pain and the swelling wasn’t getting any better,” said Cecilia. They took Zane for x-rays at Coryell Health where it was confirmed his wrist was broken.
Arthritis no longer slows down Pruitt after total knee replacement surgery at Coryell Memorial Hospital
The day after her total knee replacement surgery at Coryell Memorial, Joyce Pruitt, felt like a new woman.
"For years, I battled knee problems," Pruitt says. “I had been putting off having my knee replaced, but I finally couldn’t live with the pain anymore. I had been doing steroid and the rooster comb injections, but they just weren’t giving me any relief.”
Glenn Cathey began seeing Dr. Ryan Fowler over three years ago when he was practicing in Temple and followed him when he began practicing at Coryell Medical Clinic in Gatesville. “I live in Temple, but its worth my time to make the drive over. I would drive to Dallas to if that what I needed to do to stay in Dr. Fowler’s care.