Patient Stories

Heather Cox

02/27/2015 | Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Heather, an Evansville nurse battled hip pain for years. When her pain got to the point where she was only sleeping two hours a night, Heather knew it was time to do something about it. Heather connected with IU Health orthopedic surgeon Todd McKinley, MD to learn more about her options, which lead to…

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Ron Christensen

01/30/2015 | Ear, Nose & Throat

For 73-year-old Ron Christensen, retirement hasn’t meant settling into a recliner. The former banker says he’s always been in good health and admits he likes being on the go. “I’m an active person,” says the lifelong Indianapolis resident. “I’m out and about…

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Derek Maish

01/27/2015 | Heart & Vascular

As a husband, father and musician, 38-year-old Derek Maish of Lafayette, Indiana, considers himself blessed. He’s following his heart and turning his love for music into a regular gig as a drummer with the modern country band, The Levi Riggs Band. Among his biggest fans are his wife, Robyn, and…

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Adam Schrader

01/07/2015 | Heart & Vascular

Adam Schrader knows how to push himself, despite living with a heart condition and the limitations that go with it. The 35-year-old Columbia City, Indiana, resident says he’s always been a man of action who wants to live life. “I’ve always pushed myself to be as normal as possible,”…

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Mike & Whitney

01/01/2015 | Heart & Vascular

Meet Mike and his daughter Whitney. When Whitney heard about the heart scans during her nursing program, she had no idea that her actions would lead to saving her dad's life. Hear their story, and find out why you should get a $49 heart scan.

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Ron Huff

01/01/2015 | Heart & Vascular

Ron Huff, an active family man and Master Trooper with the Indiana State Police, had no prior symptoms before his heart attack. He shares his story, and his advice to anyone who may suffer from a similar experience.

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Skyler Auker-Hicks

12/08/2014 | Pediatrics

Skyler Auker-Hicks leads a life that’s pretty typical for a 17-year-old: she loves hanging out with her friends; she a good student whose favorite classes are physical education, choir, and history; and she’s looking forward to going to college and being more independent.   Given the…

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Flo Bear

12/06/2014 | Heart & Vascular

Flo Bear, a 36-year-old, stay-at-home mom from Fort Wayne, Ind., doesn’t have to look further than her 2½-year-old daughter Georgia for a reason to be thankful for good doctors and modern medicine. Although she was born healthy, Georgia was seven weeks early and had to spend the first 30…

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Liz Breakfield

12/06/2014 | Pulmonology & Respiratory Care

Teenage rebellion is certainly nothing new, and parents know all too well it can stomp through a family’s life in all kinds of ways. Liz Breakfield and her mom, Theresa Owens, started butting heads soon after Theresa’s marriage to Liz’s step-dad Anthony. The marriage meant a move to…

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Kendra Perry

11/26/2014 | Gastroenterology

When Kendra Perry lived in Florida 12 years ago, she started to feel sickly. Each day, she was overcome with fatigue. Each day, she didn’t know why she was in so much pain. Each day, she felt terrible. At the time, the 27-year-old was coaching her son’s baseball and soccer team. She played…

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