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Ronald Petrovich @ronaldpetrovich

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Sep 17, 2015 by @ronaldpetrovich · View  

The Flu, a Grocery Store Clinic and a Mayo Clinic Nurse May Have Saved My Life

Ron Petrovich with Nurse Practitioner Dawn Kaderabek.

My head pounded incessantly. With every sip of water, I felt like I was swallowing razor blades. I coughed and wheezed so hard that my stomach muscles ached. But as sick as I was, this would be one of my healthiest days, because a visit with a vigilant nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic may have saved my life.

After feeling really crummy for several days last spring, lying in bed "drinking plenty of fluids," and hoping whatever was ailing me would pass, I decided that I had waited long enough. I visited Mayo Clinic Express Care at one of the Hy-Vee Grocery stores in Rochester, Minnesota. That's where Dawn Kaderabek, a Mayo Clinic nurse practitioner, diagnosed me with Influenza B. She also noticed something unusual.

While listening to my heart, she heard a whooshing sound and asked if I had ever been told about a murmur. I said no, I hadn't. She told me that murmurs are not always dangerous but recommended that I get this checked out sooner rather than later. [...]

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johncart responded Sep 26, 2015 · View

Great effort!!! More and more professionals need to inspire by them and give their contribution to save more and more people suffering from this.


Millie Denil responded Sep 27, 2015 · View

I also have a heart murmur and palpations

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