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Mar 5, 2009 by @ · View  

Mayo Clinic Job Application Process

For six years in a row, Mayo Clinic has been voted one of Forbes “100 Best Companies to Work For” and with the economy as it is, you may be asking yourself “how do I get a position at Mayo Clinic?” As a Staffing Specialist in the Human Resources department in Arizona, I can only speak to positions at this site, but I can share some helpful hints and some insight into our application process.

If you have ever attempted to apply for a position at Mayo Clinic, then you understand what I mean when I say that the process can be a bit tedious, but I assure you that there is a method to our madness. Because Mayo Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a government contractor, we are held to certain standards and regulations as an employer and one of our main goals is to show fair and equal hiring practices. We have found that one of the best ways to track our hiring process and to show fair and equal hiring practices is through our online application system; therefore, all resumes/applications must go through the Intranet/Internet website. Resumes given directly to managers or supervisors cannot be considered as applications or place a candidate in official applicant status.

Once a position is approved it is posted either departmental only, internal to current Mayo employees only, or to the general public. If the position is public, then you will see it on Mayo Clinic's site for jobs in Arizona  or The process is very easy from this point forward:

Step 1: Identify which positions you are interested in applying to. Please apply for each specific position that you are interested in, as applications are not kept in a general file and you are not able to submit a general application.

Step 2: Create a username and password. If you have created a profile in the past, please update your existing profile rather than creating a new profile. You should call the Employment Service Center (ESC) at 1-888-266-0440 if you need assistance with your username or password.

Step 3: Complete five application sections: Personal Info, Work Preference, Employment History, Education, Cert/License, and a Summary. If all five of the application sections and the summary are not complete, you will receive an “incomplete application” e-mail. Although attaching a resume is desired by most hiring managers, completion of the entire application is also necessary, including entering all previous employers into the “Employment History” section. Please be as accurate as possible on all sections particularly with dates of employment, work history and, if applicable, any criminal convictions. Helpful hint: Include work history up to the past 10 years and any relevant experience to the job you are applying to.

Step 4: Confirm you have applied to all positions of interest.

Step 5: The department’s assigned Staffing Specialist will be the first person to review your application. If you meet all of the minimum requirements listed in the job description and any additional pre-set criteria that the manager has is requiring, then your application will be forwarded on to the hiring manager. If you do not meet these qualifications, then you will receive an e-mail notification. It is very important to provide your e-mail on your application, so that you can receive any notifications (i.e. receipt of application, incomplete application, etc.).

Step 6: After the hiring manager reviews your application, he/she will determine whether they would like to schedule an interview. If so you will receive a phone call from the hiring manager or a representative; otherwise, you will receive an e-mail notification. Please be aware that turnaround times may vary depending upon volume of applicants and needs of the department. The process may take several weeks.

If you do receive an e-mail notification, please do not be discouraged. Many of our positions are high volume positions and receive a large number of applications. Please continue to apply to all positions in which you meet the minimum qualifications and are positions of interest.

Well, I hope this information has helped. Good luck on your job search!


ifeyinwa responded 17 hours ago · View

Thank you so much for the opportunity.

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1 day ago by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Unable to Stop Her Tumors, Karen Ramsey Fights Back With Attitude

Diagnosed with a rare and serious genetic disorder, Karen Ramsey has learned to manage the disease and the challenges that accompany it with the help of her expert care team at Mayo Clinic.

Courage. Optimism. Acceptance. Those are just a few of the attributes that define the determination of Karen Ramsey, whose rare medical condition makes her a member of an exclusive club. One to which she would much prefer not to belong. Karen has Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, or VHL, in which a gene mutation causes her body to be unable to suppress the growth of tumors.

Not one to sink into the comfort of denial, after her diagnosis Karen, now 56, dug in and did her homework. She learned that at least eight areas of her body could potentially succumb to tumors. She understood her future may forever be altered. In spite of the difficult diagnosis, with the support of her care team at Mayo Clinic, Karen found a way to move forward in a positive way. [...]

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Aug 15, 2014 by @iggeez1416 · View  

Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

Karen Gibson at Mayo Clinic with her husband. I want to share my story to possibly help another person and to hopefully help others who are still facing their own health unknowns.

I struggled for years with extreme fatigue, major skin problems, muscle weakness, escalating eye issues, and a host of other unexplained symptoms. I moved to Georgia with more and more symptoms. I developed relationships with new doctors and developed new symptoms – seizures and heart-related syncope. I went to see a neurologist, who began to run tests. In the meantime, I had regular quarterly blood panels by my regular physician, who upon reporting to me by phone noted no irregularities. I was told time and time again to stop chasing a diagnosis. My family continued to watch my decline.

After running numerous tests, my neurologist could only ascertain that I may have had some mini-strokes. My neurologist referred me to a major university hospital. After two visits, and being practically laughed out of the place, I began to have serious doubts about my symptoms and began to believe the many specialists and psychologists who told me it was emotional response.  [...]

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Monica Alvin responded 2 days ago · View

I am From United Kingdom.i am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. things were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not [...]


Monica Alvin responded 2 days ago · View

I am From United Kingdom.i am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. things were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not [...]

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5 days ago by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Walking Easy Again After Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

After enduring months of debilitating leg pain, minimally invasive spine surgery at Mayo Clinic got Dan Hofferber back on his feet.

After a 37-year career at a petroleum company, Dan Hofferber was looking forward to retirement. But in 2014, Dan started having trouble with one of his legs. The muscle in his left thigh would tighten up, causing unbearable pain that made it hard to walk.

“I was used to walking a mile or two, and I couldn’t do that anymore,” says Dan, who travels to Florida for spring training every year with his wife, Carol.” I couldn’t even walk from the parking lot to the baseball stadium.”

The pain prompted Dan to seek care in his hometown of Billings, Montana. After several months without relief, a family member urged him to go to Mayo Clinic. Dan took that advice, traveling to Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus. There, he met neurologic surgeon Mohamad Bydon, M.D. Dan was immediately impressed.


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6 days ago by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Despite Two Aortic Aneurysms, Care at Mayo Clinic has Kept Dennis Brennan Healthy

Diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm in 2008, Dennis Brennan turned to Mayo Clinic. Nine years and two surgeries later, Dennis is grateful for the comprehensive care he’s received that’s safeguarded his health.

Dennis Brennan met Albert Hakaim, M.D., a vascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, in January 2008. Then 73 years old and living in Ft. Meyers, Florida, Dennis had just learned that he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm — a weakened and enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the main artery that supplies blood to the body.

Abdominal aortic aneurysms affect only about 8 percent of the population. But they are serious. If it ruptures, an abdominal aortic aneurysm can be life-threatening.

After learning his diagnosis, Dennis knew he wanted a second opinion, especially because he had a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Dennis immediately thought of Mayo Clinic. He and his wife Anna had been to Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, many times, where Dennis had his annual physicals for nearly three decades.


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Dec 16, 2015 by @pscotti · View  

Wife Gives Husband the Gift of Life with Living Donor Kidney

Cameron Mullis received a living donor kidney transplant from his wife, Savannah. When 29-year-old Cameron Mullis of Jacksonville, Florida, was diagnosed with IgA nephropathy and told he’d need a kidney transplant, he was facing the likelihood of kidney dialysis and several years of waiting for a suitable donor. Little did he realize, his potential donor was living under the same roof as him.

IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger's disease, is a kidney disease that occurs when an antibody called immunoglobulin A, or IgA, lodges in your kidneys. This results in local inflammation that, over time, may hamper your kidneys' ability to filter waste, excess water and electrolytes from your blood. Kidney damage may be indicated by blood and protein in the urine, high blood pressure and swollen feet. There currently is no cure for this disease outside of a kidney transplant.  [...]

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tallone responded Feb 13, 2016 · View

I have 3 sons. Two of them have received Kidney transplants at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. My oldest son received a kidney from my sister in 1996. It has been good for almost 20 years but unfortunately he is in renal failure and is on dialysis again. His wife does not match so they are in an exchange program where she will give a kidney to a recipient and Jeff, my son, will receive a [...]

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bugg responded Dec 25, 2016 · View

My 18 year old daughter is awaiting the biopsy to diagnose igA. This is a terrifying thought for me. Our coach just had a kidney transplant because of this disease last fall. Any words of wisdom, and prayers would be appreciated.

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Oct 17, 2016 by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chiari Malformation Spurs Nikki Prins to Reach Out to Others

Nikki Prins enjoying time outdoors.Oct. 23, 2015, is a date that Nikole Prins will always remember. It’s the day she finally learned the reason for the bizarre symptoms she had been dealing with for more than half her life. Nikki precisely recalls the time she heard the news. It was 1:24 in the afternoon when her doctor called with the results of an MRI she had the previous day.

“I was diagnosed with Chiari malformation,” says Nikki, who lives in Owatonna, Minnesota, and received care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna. “No one wants to be told at 21 that you have a brain malformation. I cried a lot.”

For years, Nikki had experienced a range of symptoms that included lightheadedness, fainting and extremities that tingled when she stood up, as well as migraines that got worse while she was standing. As a preteen, she was told she was having syncope episodes when she got lightheaded. Later, physicians made the diagnosis of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. But neither diagnosis nor any treatment had an effect on her symptoms. [...]

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brendak responded Tue, Jan 10 at 4:41am CST · View

Chiari really is a trip! I'm not sure how old your daughter is or where you're from, but consider if you plan to stay in the same location as her procedure takes place, or if you'll go back home. Visiting and bringing items she needs or wants need to be a consideration in addition to the obvious of where she'll get the best care. When I wrote my post about not being happy, I think [...]


deebee123 responded Tue, Jan 10 at 8:06am CST · View

Hello everyone. I am new to this site. My daughter was diagnosed with Chiari 1 a couple of years ago. She is now 15. All along we have been told that her daily severe headaches, and waking up vomiting at night had nothing to do with the Chiari because she only has a 5mm herniation. A radiologist completed a CINE MRI that looks at the CSF flow in the brain. It was discovered that she [...]

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Mon, Jan 9 at 8:20am CST by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Mayo Medical Volunteers Find Perspective by Changing Lives in Ecuador

The Ecuadorian people draw one group of Mayo volunteers back again and again.

For years, Kallie Howerton and Kate Hudson had been listening to Kate Welp talk about the mission trips to Ecuador she organizes every year. The nurses work together on the Cardiovascular Surgery Progressive Care unit at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus.

“My preceptor planted the seed,” says Howerton, who has worked at Mayo Clinic for three years. “She raved about the awesome trip experience she had with Kate [Welp], and, working with Kate, I realized that she’s awesome. I can learn from her.” [...]

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Nov 3, 2016 by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Routine Exam Leads to Successful Tonsil Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

For Gary Pearson, a physical required to renew his driver’s license led to evaluation of a suspicious lump on his neck that turned out to be tonsil cancer. With prompt diagnosis and treatment at Mayo Clinic, Gary is now cancer-free.

When Gary Pearson went in for a routine physical required by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to maintain his commercial driving privileges, he left with much more than a renewed driver’s license. The 58-year-old departed his appointment with an urgent directive from the nurse practitioner that examined him to see his primary care doctor. The reason: Gary had a bulbous lump on his neck.

“If she hadn’t found it, who knows how long it would’ve taken to detect it,” says Gary of Claudia Swanton, the advanced practice nurse in Mayo Clinic’s Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine who performed the exam.


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adamsbella responded Sun, Jan 8 at 11:34pm CST · View

This has really worked and I am proud to testify of it. I saw a post on how a lady got her man back by Dr. Trust who helped her to get her Ex Husband back. My relationship was crashed down for 3 good years and some months. Although I never believed in spiritual work I reluctantly tried him because I was desperate but to my greatest surprise Dr. Trust helped me to bring back [...]

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Nov 4, 2016 by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Multiple Medical Emergencies Give Nurse A New Perspective on Mayo Clinic Care

After receiving treatment for two serious falls and going through a surgery, nurse Jackie Traurig has a heightened appreciation for the health care Mayo Clinic provides.

Jackie Traurig in the body cast needed to heal her fractured lumbar vertebra and with the nurse from Orthopedic Surgery who helped ease her nerves, Lori Pierce, who she calls “the biggest angel in the world.”

As a nurse for more than eight years at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, Jacklyn Traurig knew firsthand the value of the organization’s team approach to health care. But although Jackie was practiced at providing quality care, she didn’t truly see just how exceptional Mayo Clinic’s style was until she found herself in back-to-back medical crises.

A fall on the stairs landed Jackie in the Emergency Department with a broken back. Then, while still healing from the first event, Jackie fell again. This time, she slipped in a stairwell and suffered a concussion and broken collarbone. A CT scan following that fall revealed a brain tumor.

Despite all this, Jackie looks for the good in her experiences.


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adamsbella responded Sun, Jan 8 at 11:34pm CST · View

This has really worked and I am proud to testify of it. I saw a post on how a lady got her man back by Dr. Trust who helped her to get her Ex Husband back. My relationship was crashed down for 3 good years and some months. Although I never believed in spiritual work I reluctantly tried him because I was desperate but to my greatest surprise Dr. Trust helped me to bring back [...]

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Nov 10, 2016 by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Minimally Invasive Bariatric Procedure Brings Relief, Joy in Food Again

A minimally invasive procedure at Mayo Clinic helped Stephanie Cortez combat debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms and regain control of her body.Stephanie Cortez had been battling the scale for most of her 47 years. Weighing 240 pounds, the Lake Park, Georgia, resident decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2008 in the hopes of losing a hundred pounds.

Stephanie made steady progress for the next six years. She adopted and maintained a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits. Then she hit a roadblock. In 2014, Stephanie developed a bleeding ulcer in the stomach pouch created during her surgery.

Though the ulcer healed, scar tissue created additional problems, including a narrowing of the area between the stomach pouch and intestine. The condition, called the gastrojejunal anastomosis, caused an intestinal obstruction.


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Mar 31, 2016 by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Lung Cancer Patient Survives With Help of Novel Procedure, Celebrates Next Generation of Innovation

Raegan Cury

Raegan Cury didn’t worry at first when she developed a cough in early 2002 that wouldn’t go away. She was a healthy young woman, athletic, a former gymnast, and her initial chest X-ray showed what looked like pneumonia.

Even her husband, a pulmonologist, wasn't too worried, until she received a surprising diagnosis. “I never thought it was going to be bronchoalveolar lung cancer,” says her husband, Dave Cury, M.D.

Raegan, who lives in Atlantic Beach, Florida, had surgery to remove the cancer and woke up with just one lung, due to the extent of the disease. The surgery was followed by four rounds of chemotherapy, but in 2003, tests found cancer nodules throughout her remaining lung. 

That was a dark period for Reagan and her family. She and her husband started their two young children, Chandler and Davis, in grief counseling.  [...]

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tamara58 responded Sun, Jan 8 at 12:02pm CST · View

While this is a beautiful story & I'm happy for Raegan Cury, this is only possible for people that have insurance, it also didn't hurt that her husband is a doctor as well. I live in New, Jersey & need a lung transplant, my illness last year caused my lungs to scar very badly, I couldn't return to work because of this so of course I lost my insurance & was forced to go on [...]

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Sep 11, 2015 by @HoytFinnamore · View  

The Beat Goes On … for Tom Grady

A portrait of Tom GradyIn 1968, when I was just three months old, I was taken from my mother’s arms and rushed into emergency surgery. My skin tone turned to a sky blue color, and the doctors caring for me knew they needed to act fast if they wanted to save me. They needed to get oxygen to my vital organs, because my heart was failing.

The doctors did a temporary-fix surgery to improve my circulation and to buy them time in hopes that they would find a better solution. The surgery worked, but the question was: How long would it last?

Later that day, my mother was given words that no mother wants to hear. “Take him home to die,” the doctors told my mom. Four open-heart surgeries and 45 years later, I am still here, proving those doctors wrong.

I am happy that through science and research, there are now medical devices and surgical techniques that are much more high-tech than what they had to work with 45 years ago. My gray hairs prove that I, a Tetralogy of Fallot baby, am still alive into my adulthood years.  [...]

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calmareaz responded Sep 12, 2015 · View

A living proof and hope for other patients who have this disease.


maru responded Fri, Jan 6 at 1:06am CST · View

Hi My name is Maru del Castillo and I born in febrary 1967 I have 50 years old and a Tetralogia de Fallot in Mayo Clinic in Rochester I live in Mexico City . I want to contact with Tom is important to now about other patients with the same problems.

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Sep 24, 2015 by @christajocelyn · View  

Calmare is a technologically advanced solution for chronic pain management. Calmare has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), drug-resistant chronic neuropathic and cancer pain, having long-lasting effects — an important benefit for both patients and their physicians.


cakers responded Thu, Jan 5 at 5:22pm CST · View

I have CRPS. Havent heard of Calmare. Does insurance cover this treatment? If not, what is the cost?

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Thu, Jan 5 at 4:28pm CST by @lsbinner · View  

'You Never Think About a Living Donor Until Someone You Love Needs One'

In need of a kidney transplant, but without a suitable donor, Matt Pierce was forced to deal with daily dialysis. Then someone he never met before stepped up to donate, and that made all the difference.

From the time he was 13 years old, Jairus “Matt” Pierce, battled kidney disease. By 2016, when he was 44, the disease had become debilitating. A shift commander for a fire department, Matt had been forced to take a light-duty assignment because of his medical condition. He required daily dialysis, and the only long-term solution was a life-saving kidney transplant.

Simply put, Matt needed a hero.


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Nov 23, 2016 by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Body Builder Regains Energy After Surgery for Myasthenia Gravis

Robert Clark with his busy family. Six years ago, Robert Clark thought he was having a stroke. His left eye drooped shut, and he began to have difficulty swallowing. A competitive body builder used to working out six times a week, Robert rarely got sick. So when a local physician dismissed his symptoms, he sought out a friend who worked at Mayo Clinic.

His friend recommended he see Paul Brazis, M.D., a physician who specializes in neuro-ophthalmology. After examining Robert, Dr. Brazis suspected myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disorder characterized by weakness and fatigue of the skeletal muscles as a result of an enlarged thymus. The thymus, an H-shaped gland situated in the upper chest that produces T-cells to fight disease, is supposed to shrink after birth, when bone marrow takes over this function.

Following a series of tests, the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis was confirmed. Robert then faced difficult decisions about managing his disease while living life as he wanted.   [...]

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Joyitl responded Wed, Jan 4 at 12:34pm CST · View

I've been in remission (?) from MG for about 6 years. I have been treated with ivIG from the beginning, receiving it now every 8 weeks; I added Mestinon 6 months after diagnosis. I am positive for the antibodies and had general weakness as well as difficulty swallowing. My doctor didn't suggest the surgery because of my age at diagnosis (49) and no tumor. I agree that it is irresponsible of MAYO Clinic to write [...]


mom24kids responded Wed, Jan 4 at 12:59pm CST · View

Ok let me rephrase. The five years I was diagnosed before the surgery my only symptom was double vision and I maintained on mestinon only. Since full sternal thymectomy almost 12 years ago my MG has progressed to affecting my speech, swallowing, arms and breathing. I have been on IVIG and prednisone and I am now looking at cellcept.

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Tue, Jan 3 at 1:30pm CST by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Diagnosis and Treatment for a Rare Disease Brings Back Trish Byrd’s Hearing and Optimism

Careful evaluation at Mayo Clinic reveals that the source of Trish Byrd’s debilitating ear problems was actually a serious and possibly life-threatening disease.

In spring 2016, Trish Byrd went deaf. And no one knew why. With constant ear pain and unable to hear, Trish saw seven different doctors in her home state of New Mexico. After months of treatment, there was no improvement in her symptoms.

“I kept asking, ‘What’s wrong with me?’” Trish says. “None of my doctors could give me an answer. That’s when my husband and I decided it was time to go to Mayo Clinic.”

At Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, Trish met ear, nose and throat specialist Peter Weisskopf, M.D. He carefully reviewed her records, talked with her about her health history, and did a physical exam. By the end of their first meeting, Dr. Weisskopf believed he knew what was causing Trish’s symptoms.


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Dec 8, 2016 by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Teen Receives Thorough, Compassionate Care Before, During and After a Heart Transplant at Mayo Clinic

Careful evaluation and genetic testing at Mayo Clinic revealed a severe heart condition that eventually led to a heart transplant for Chase Fairbairn. When most people think of their happy place, they envision something like a warm, sunny beach or a cozy mountain cabin. But when Lisa Fairbairn thinks about a place that gives her comfort, Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus comes to mind.

She’s happiest there because it’s where her son Chase was given a second chance. Not only did he receive a new heart at Mayo Clinic to replace one that was failing, but the family can now rely on ongoing care from Mayo Clinic physicians who understand Chase’s medical concerns and have pledged to do their best to keep him healthy well into the future.

Lisa’s sense of comfort didn't come easy, however. [...]

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vivian88 responded Sun, Jan 1 at 10:52am CST · View

Love this story! Dr. Ackerman is great!


christinestewart responded Sun, Jan 1 at 1:24pm CST · View

My son has this same thing that chase had. He is 15 and had cardiac arrest at school after lifting weights. He was flown to u of m Ann arbor and has dr. Bradly in pediatric heart care. They found this in seven days. Although I think his doctor is great. I'm so worried about up coming future and what it holds for him. I would love for chase and Logan to talk. I think [...]

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Jun 6, 2014 by @susanashephard · View  

Coping with a Rare Disorder: Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome

2014-06-27David Hirschy of Prescott, Arizona, has worn many hats  from record producer to chef to silversmith. In fact, his love of food made him think something was wrong a few years ago when he lost his sense of taste. He began to have other symptoms, too, which led him to Mayo Clinic in Arizona where he was diagnosed with the extremely rare Cronkhite-Canada syndrome  so rare that there have been less than 500 cases reported in the past 50 years.

In the following video, David and his Mayo physicians, Lucinda Harris, M.D., gastroenterologist, and Giovanni De Petris, M.D., pathologist, share his story.




claradens responded Dec 7, 2016 · View

Hi Ron. I privately messaged you to contact me because my dad has this same disease and is doing much better. I would love to share his treatment plan with you. Thanks!


Ron Parkin responded Dec 31, 2016 · View

I am sorry but I did not receive your reply. You can contact me at I would love to hear from you.

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Dec 30, 2016 by @SharingMayoClinic · View  

Paired Kidney Donation Offers a Unique Way Forward for Transplant Recipient

Kay Orr and her potential kidney donor, Jamie Rogers, were disappointed when they learned they couldn’t go through with a planned kidney transplant. But Mayo Clinic’s paired kidney donation gave them another life-saving option.

The day before Norma “Kay” Orr was scheduled for a living donor kidney transplant at Mayo Clinic, she needed one more blood test. The Palm Coast, Florida, resident was in line to receive a kidney from her niece, Jamie.

Jamie Rogers had volunteered to be a living donor when she found out in early 2016 that her aunt would need a transplant. Kay’s kidneys had scarred due to glomerulosclerosis and interstitial fibrosis.

“I have been through some tough times in my life, and Kay and her husband were always there for me. I never gave it a second thought,” says Jamie, who drove from Robbinsville, North Carolina, for the procedure, which was scheduled for July 26, 2016, at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

“Jamie and I have always been very close,” says Kay. “As soon as she heard I needed a transplant, she said ‘I want to be the one.’ And that was great, since none of my four children could be the donor.”


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