Olathe Health Blog

Category: Patient Stories

  1. Connecting Care for One Patient Across Doctors, Hospitals and Specialties

    Connecting Care for One Patient Across Doctors, Hospitals and Specialties

    The importance of getting her annual health exam took on new meaning in Fall 2019 for Patty Armstrong of Paola, KS. Her recommended preventive screening led to the discovery of gallstones and an emergency heart procedure. Patty’s primary care physician at Olathe Health Family Medicine – Paola recommended a screening colonoscopy for the 70-year-old. So […]

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  2. Heart Patient Finds Hope from OMC Cardiologist

    Heart Patient Finds Hope from OMC Cardiologist

    A cardiologist at Olathe Medical Center (OMC) has earned a special place in the heart of one of his patients. Janice Mayfield credits Ali Al Arab, MD, an interventional cardiologist with Olathe Health Cardiology Services, with enhancing her quality of life and giving her the ability to walk without pain. At 68, Janice has experienced […]

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  3. New Procedure, Shorter Stay: First Outpatient Hip Replacement at OMC

    New Procedure, Shorter Stay: First Outpatient Hip Replacement at OMC

    Strides in orthopedic surgery have led to a unique procedure at Olathe Medical Center that gets you home faster and healing just as quickly. Take it from Kelly Crahan who received the first outpatient hip replacement at Olathe Medical Center (OMC).

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  4. Saddling Up: One Patient’s Healthcare Journey During Uncertain Times

    Saddling Up: One Patient’s Healthcare Journey During Uncertain Times

    When COVID-19 began spreading in the community, pulmonology patient Dorman Marler was nervous to come for his routine appointments. His confidence in his care team gave him the comfort he needed to continue receiving his life-saving, routine care.

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  5. Getting a Grip: Innovative Wide-Awake Surgery for Treating Hand and Wrist Conditions

    Getting a Grip: Innovative Wide-Awake Surgery for Treating Hand and Wrist Conditions

    An innovative hand surgery at Olathe Medical Center (OMC) has doctors and patients alike, giving the procedure two thumbs up. Patients like Susan Clifford of Shawnee, who had suffered from pain and numbness in her hands for years due to carpal tunnel syndrome. “While driving, my hands would go numb, affecting my ability even to […]

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  6. His and Hers Hernia Surgery

    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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  7. Breathing Easier after Pediatric ENT Surgery at OMC

    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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  8. Rotator Cuff Repair Alleviates Chronic Shoulder Pain

    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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  9. Moving Forward After a Total Hip Replacement

    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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  10. Radiation Therapy Reduces Treatment Time, Gets Principal Back to School

    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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