Did you receive holiday cards this year from family and friends? Did any include a photo of their doctor and nurse? Family and friends of Myrna and John Culbertson can answer ‘yes’ to this question. Dr. Cary Rose and Lorie Henning, from Waverly Health Center’s Cardiology Clinic, left such an impression on the Culbertson’s that they were two additional smiling faces on the Culbertson’s Christmas card.
John and Myrna moved to Waverly in 2013. The first experience they had with Waverly Health Center (WHC) was a year ago, when John had cataract surgery. They were impressed with the facility and the staff.
On October 5, John met with his primary care provider, Dr. Courtney Bochmann, Christophel Clinic. “I felt extremely tired and weak. I could not walk across the room without sitting down,” said John. Dr. Bochmann called Dr. Rose during John’s visit and the two ordered tests for the same day. “I was confident that I was in the right place at the right time. The next morning, even though he was on holiday, Dr. Rose met with me to review the blood tests. I was impressed with his outgoing personality. It made me feel comfortable.”
“At every one of my meetings with Dr. Rose, he thoroughly and cheerfully explained how he was going to take care of me. On October 24, I had pacemaker surgery. The next day, I confidently left the hospital knowing what to do during my recovery period. Dr. Rose and staff went through ‘Rose’s Rules’ in detail. My follow-up appointment was on November 15. Dr. Rose and Lorie gave me the ‘thumbs up’ and Myrna took a picture of the three of us. I had such a great experience with all the wonderful staff at WHC,” finished John.
“If you’re over age 50 and are experiencing the same symptoms John had, it may be heart-related. The good news is that we have treatment options – through medication or devices – to give people their lives back. Getting older doesn’t have to mean slowing down. In fact, that usually means something is wrong, and we can often fix it,” stated Dr. Rose, WHC board certified cardiologist.