Olathe Health Blog

Category: Patient Stories

  1. Mike Laney with his two cardiologists

    A Young Father's Close Call with Heart Disease

    This 45-year-old father didn't have heart disease on his radar. But thanks to advanced diagnostics and the gut instinct of his cardiologist, Mike Laney was able to avoid a heart attack.

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  2. Madelyn Madden with Dr. Jay Murphy, a cardiologist at Olathe Medical Center.

    Heart Attack Survivor Trusts Cardiology Team at OMC

    Madelyn, an 82-year-old mother of seven from Ottawa, was headed to bed late one night when she began to feel “funny".

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  3. Jenna and her two-month-old Skyler with Speech Language Pathologist Genna Miller

    Speech Therapy Helps Two-Month Old Skyler Feed

    When two-month-old Skyler had trouble latching and was choking on her milk, mom Jenna Miller reached out to Olathe Medical Center. With help from a Speech Therapist and Lactation Consultat, Skyler now has no trouble eating and is a happy, healthy little girl.

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  4. Gaylin and Barbara Anderson

    Rehab Patients Enjoy Their "Active 80's"

    Gaylin and Barbara Anderson, both 80, don't let their age slow them down. But injuries were holding them back. That's why they sought the help of Olathe Health Rehabilitation Services in Paola.

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  5. Dr. Lee and Patient

    Race Against Cancer

    Last summer, Doug Yost of Overland Park was the picture of health. A 56-year-old triathlete, Doug worked out six days a week, ate a healthy diet and never smoked or used tobacco. The last thing on his mind was cancer.

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  6. Patient and Doctors

    An Incredible Journey - From Beating Breast Cancer to Climbing Mount Everest

    Three weeks before getting married, most brides
 are stressing over final dress fittings, making final
 arrangements with the caterer and excitedly counting
 down the days before they say ‘I do.' For Olathe resident
 Kelly Long, the weeks before her wedding were spent in
 doctors' offices and the hospital, dealing with the news of a 𠊋reast cancer diagnosis at age 31.

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  7. LSVT rehab patient receiving therapy

    Unique Rehabilitation Program for Parkinson's Patients

    Allen Slater has Parkinson’s disease, which affects his balance, strength and endurance. Allen’s doctor referred him to the Parkinson’s disease outpatient rehab therapy program at Olathe Medical Center.

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  8. Vein Care Patient Kathy Alexander

    Breaking Free From Painful Varicose Veins

    Kathy Alexander, an aerobics instructor in Olathe, spends her days helping others get more active and encouraging them to get on their feet to exercise. But until recently, she couldn't wait to get off her feet after long days teaching classes.

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  9. Pediatric Therapist with a child

    Pediatric Therapy Program Based on Trust and Plenty of Fun

    Addison Bird is a typical seven year old who enjoys playing sports, cheerleading and chasing her sister around the house. It was during one of these rounds of horseplay in August 2015 when Addison broke her foot for the first time.

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  10. Lung Cancer Patient Photo

    Breathing Easy After Fighting Lung Disease

    Jim Germer of Gardner claims he's one of the luckiest guys around. And that's after spending months in and out of the hospital being treated for lung disease, including lung cancer.

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