ATTENTIVE DOCTOR HELPED SAVE CHILD’S LIFE
Melissa H. has trusted the health care providers at THCC’s Mt. Healthy Family Practice for decades. “The doctors have always provided exceptional care,” she says. It is this exceptional care that she credits to her youngest daughter being alive today. When Melissa’s daughter was 9 years old, she took her to THCC’s Mt. Healthy location for symptoms similar to mononucleosis. Her doctor initially leaned towards thyroid problems, but then carefully listened to additional details she was giving and questions she was asking. Upon hearing this information, Melissa took her daughter to the lab, where they found within minutes of drawing her blood that she was in danger of going into a diabetic coma. They rushed her to Cincinnati Children’s Hopsital Medical Center where doctors awaited her arrival. Thankfully, they were able to get her blood sugar levels under control in time. If her daughter had gone undiagnosed, she could have died within a week. Melissa credits the THCC doctor with saving her daughter’s life. “You don’t get many doctors like that in your lifetime…I will never forget it.” We are happy to hear that Melissa and her family are happy and healthy, and THCC will work to make sure it stays that way for years to come.
Melissa consulting with Linda Fox, Resource Advocate, at Mt. Healthy Family Practice