December 22, 2017
When George Campbell was told his nagging sore throat was actually cancer, he could have stayed near home for treatment. Instead, he chose to pack up and drive 1,000 miles to Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus based on a friend’s positive experience there.
November 14, 2017
After undergoing robotic surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy as part of a clinical trial to treat cancer, Bruce Trulson has gained a new understanding of how he can better care for his own patients.
September 8, 2017
Plagued by breathing problems and unwanted changes in her appearance, Diane Kolmer turned to Mayo Clinic for diagnosis and treatment that included reconstructive surgery. Now she’s back to looking and feeling like herself again.
March 17, 2017
Today, Greta Stamper, Au.D., Ph.D., is a doctor of audiology in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. But her connection to Mayo Clinic dates all the way back to her childhood. Growing up in Iowa, Dr. Stamper was introduced to Mayo at age 10, when her parents took her to see Michael […]
January 3, 2017
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 […]
November 3, 2016
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 […]
September 27, 2016
If you go looking for Charles Metzler, you’ll often find him out on the acreage he owns in the Rocky Mountain foothills near Casper, Wyoming. The 82-year-old spends his days tending his well-manicured lawn, caring for his troop of animals — ducks, rabbits, a pot-bellied pig named Mimi, and a miniature donkey named Haley — […]
October 4, 2013
After a terrible accident left him barely alive and in need of major reconstruction, Mark Gilbertson found the right team at Mayo Clinic to help piece things back together again. He shares his story below. My name is Mark Gilbertson, and here’s my story. I am originally from Brainerd, Minn. I joined the Air […]
January 15, 2013
Imagine listening in real time to the thump, thump of your own heartbeat, the rush of your blood pulsing through your veins, and even the slightest twitch of your eyes – all in surround sound. Those are but a few of the symptoms that Wendy Tapper was experiencing when she arrived at the Mayo Clinic […]
March 28, 2012
My name is Katie Little and I am 28 years old. I have experienced many nasal problems throughout my life, including two nose fractures and, over the last 10 years, have experienced significant difficulty breathing at night. I tried a variety of methods to alleviate my problem, such as nasal sprays, acupuncture, fans, Neti Pots, […]