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July 19, 2019

Living and Breathing His Truth About Organ Donation

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

At 71, Robert thought he was too old to qualify for lung transplantation. Affected by a devastating, rare disease that destroyed his lung function, the Florida retiree had all but given up hope that the illness wouldn’t claim his life — until his Mayo Clinic medical team stepped in and encouraged him to pursue a […]

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Tags: Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Augustine Lee, Dr. David Erasmus, Dr. Ian Makey, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Transplant Center


August 25, 2014

Physician Experiences the Mayo “Patient Experience” After Double Lung Transplant

By Paul Scotti pscotti

When a doctor suddenly becomes the patient with a life-threatening illness, Mayo Clinic’s commitment to high-quality medical care that puts the needs of the patient first takes on fresh perspective, especially as it relates to the principle of compassionate care, which is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic. Such was the case when Joseph J. Tepas III, M.D., a 68-year-old pediatric […]

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Tags: Katie Caples, Katie Ride for Life, lung transplant, MayoClinicFL, Pulmonary Fibrosis


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