Olathe Health Blog

Category: Patient Stories

  1. Whitney Zahn

    Breathing Easier after Pediatric ENT Surgery at OMC

    When Whitley Zahn was 18 months old, she started attending daycare. In the months that followed, she began to develop recurrent ear infections. Her pediatrician treated her with antibiotics, but the infections would inevitably return.

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  2. Breast Cancer Survivor Jan Robitaille

    From Patient to Volunteer: How a Breast Cancer Survivor is Paying it Forward

    When patients walk into the Olathe Health Cancer Center for the first time, they might see more than just a friendly face—they may see the empathetic smile of another cancer survivor, like Jan Robitaille.

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  3. Barb and Joe Peine

    His and Hers Hernia Surgery

    It wasn't the ideal start to 2019. Barb Peine had hernia surgery, and two months later her husband, Joe, underwent his own hernia surgery.

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  4. Janet Leeker shows off her garden

    Olathe Health Oncologist Uses New Therapy to Treat Rare Cancer

    When Janet Leeker was diagnosed with a rare cancer in December, she was overwhelmed. Just months later, Dr. Corum was one of the first oncologists in the country treating Janet with a newly approved therapy.

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  5. Dennis Ward and Dr. Bagby

    Rotator Cuff Repair Alleviates Chronic Shoulder Pain

    As a former roofer, Dennis Ward is used to feeling some aches and pains in his body. But when a recurring pain in his left shoulder wouldn't go away, he decided it was time to do something about it.

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  6. Steve Coons walking Duke

    Moving Forward After a Total Hip Replacement

    Hip pain and joint replacement surgery were pretty familiar to Steve Coons, even before his own hip started bothering him. He’d watched his father and his brother have hip replacement surgeries, so when Steve’s pain grew so unbearable that it began to disrupt his daily activities and sleep, he knew it was time to talk to the doctor.

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  7. Kim Thorup celebrates her last treatment

    Radiation Therapy Reduces Treatment Time, Gets Principal Back to School

    Olathe elementary school principal, Kim Thorup, was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 2. Because of a radiation treatment new to Olathe Health Cancer Center, she's healed and back in her office in time for the first day of school just three months later.

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  8. Maggie Syfrid

    Quick Action at Louisburg Clinic Saves Choking Baby

    It’s every parent’s nightmare: you look over, and suddenly your baby isn’t breathing. It happened to Erin Syfrid. Thankfully, she was right next to an Olathe Health clinic.

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  9. Patricia Ordiway with her son Ethan

    How 27 Blood Donors Saved a New Mom's Life

    After delivering her son, Ethan, via an emergency Caesarian section (C-section) at The Birth Place at Olathe Medical Center (OMC), Patricia suffered a massive blood loss. Moments after Patricia got to kiss her son for the first time, she remembers feeling sleepy and hearing Dr. Peck ordering someone to get more blood.

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  10. Allison Lee and her family

    Allison Lee Recovers Quickly After Gallbladder Surgery

    As both a nurse and a mom, Allison Lee of Gardner spends most of her time caring for her patients and her two young daughters, Harper and Nora. But when Allison started experiencing nausea and stomach pain after eating, she didn’t seek care for herself right away.

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