Our patients love to share how EvergreenHealth Neurological Care helps them live a full life.
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(multiple brain aneurysms) Marianne Koester’s aneurysms were deemed high-risk: if they ruptured, it could lead to a stroke. Instead of brain surgery, the aneurysms were treated with a minimally invasive procedure.
(Ischemic stroke) Fast administration of the clot-busting drug tPA meant recovery with no apparent deficit for Gary...and he was able to attend his cousin's wedding just two days later.
(Parkinson's disease - deep brain stimulation) Like many people living with Parkinson’s disease, Ron was consumed by the balancing act of taking enough medication to relieve his symptoms, while tolerating the dosage’s severe side effects.
(multiple sclerosis) Debbie Casteel was just 26 years old she was diagnosed with MS. Over time, she stopped practicing her favorite hobby, painting, due to her unsteady movements and lack of energy.
(Parkinson's disease - clinical trials) Pat Erickson hasn’t let Parkinson’s disease slow her down. “I don’t have time to worry about Parkinson’s,” she shares, “and with the help of the EvergreenHealth Parkinson’s Care Center, I don’t have to.”
(young-onset Parkinson's disease) Pat Erickson hasn’t let Parkinson’s disease slow her down. “I don’t have time to worry about Parkinson’s,” she shares, “and with the help of the EvergreenHealth Parkinson’s Care Center, I don’t have to.”
(multiple sclerosis) Sue Willard has lived with multiple sclerosis for 30 years, but she hasn’t let that get in the way of the life she wants to lead. She and her husband grow grapes and raise a specialized small breed of cattle on their 50-acre farm in Snohomish.
(Parkinson's disease) Shelly Krishnamurty didn’t have a choice when it came to the diagnosis that changed her life. But she did have a choice when it came to living with it, thanks to the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center at EvergreenHealth.
(restless legs syndrome) When Rocco Gianni started experiencing symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS), he had no idea what was causing the irresistible urge to move around. He just knew he wanted it to stop.
(multiple sclerosis) Multiple sclerosis was increasingly affecting Diane Messing's mobility. “I needed to find a different kind of care,” she says, “because the care I was getting wasn’t taking me anywhere.” So she turned to the MS Center at EvergreenHealth.
(stroke) When medics rushed 59-year-old George Greenhalgh into the Emergency Department at EvergreenHealth, his speech was slurred, he had numbness on his right side, and he was unable to recognize his family - all classic symptoms of a stroke.
(stroke) Forty-seven-year-old Richard Montenegro’s life changed in the blink of an eye. A brain hemorrhage felled him as he was leaving work last March, and put him in a coma for two days. It left Montenegro in a wheelchair and unable to walk, speak or use his right arm.