Olathe Health Blog

Category: Patient Stories

  1. Josephine’s Journey Home: A NICU Graduate Story

    Josephine’s Journey Home: A NICU Graduate Story

    Today, Baby Josephine is a chatty and social five-month-old. She ranks in the top 20th percentile for weight, a milestone that brings parents Emily and Aaron Davis great joy. However, just six months ago, Josephine was born weighing only four pounds, 12 ounces. In need of some extra care after her birth, she was admitted […]

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  2. An Agent for Early Detection

    An Agent for Early Detection

    Olathe resident and real estate agent Bev Huff was fighting breast cancer long before she was diagnosed in November 2020. In the years leading up to her diagnosis, both Bev’s mom and aunt battled the disease. She followed their cancer journeys closely. When Bev was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (the most common type of […]

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  3. A Testimony of Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

    A Testimony of Hope for Breast Cancer Patients

    This October during Breast Cancer Awareness month, Hattie Heard is sharing her cancer journey and encouraging women to get their annual mammograms. In 2019 Hattie was a healthy, active 56-year-old. She exercised, saw her doctor for regular check-ups, and had annual mammograms. Despite feeling fine, Hattie started to notice some discharge from her right breast. […]

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  4. COVID-19 Diagnosis Saved the Life of a Young Cancer Patient

    COVID-19 Diagnosis Saved the Life of a Young Cancer Patient

    More than a year since the pandemic gripped the world, it’s rare to hear someone say anything positive about COVID-19. But had it not been for her COVID-19 diagnosis, Brianna Bolden of Shawnee wouldn’t have known she had cancer. “COVID saved my life.” Twenty-three-year-old Brianna was diagnosed with COVID-19 after experiencing common cold symptoms. Two […]

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  5. FREEZE! Procedure Stops Heart Rhythm Condition in its Tracks

    FREEZE! Procedure Stops Heart Rhythm Condition in its Tracks

    An innovative heart procedure at Olathe Medical Center (OMC) is helping doctors freeze away a common heart rhythm disorder. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a fast and abnormal pattern of contractions in the upper part of the heart. Atrial fibrillation may cause mild to severe symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath and lightheadedness. Some patients, […]

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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