The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals provide expert patient-centered care. Learn more about how Mayo Clinic can give you exactly the care you need.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Mary Lorraine

    Mayo Clinic Patient from over 70 Years Ago

    Mary Lorraine became a Mayo Clinic patient more than 70 years ago. Listen to her childhood story of coming to Mayo and the opportunity she had to meet both the wife and daughter of renowned Dr. Henry Plummer. She said, "I have always wanted to see some of the history and the modern hospital it [...]

  2. Samantha

    Two Hip Replacements and One Happy Patient

    My name is Samantha Blythe, and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is a five-star medical facility in my book. Out of all the specialty clinics and hospitals that I’ve been to in my childhood and adult years, none of them match up to the quality of care that the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota gives to [...]

  3. Leaving knee pain behind

    Active is a word often used to describe Lauren Whomsley. The Florida native loved the outdoors. When she wasn’t walking or biking on the beach, she was running five to seven miles a day. Vacations were spent fly fishing or hiking in the Rockies. But over the years, Whomsley’s knees started to ache. She was [...]

  4. Patient Comes to Mayo for Foot Surgery, Receives Lifesaving Surprise

    When Virgil Jernigan came to Mayo Clinic for foot surgery, he was in for a lifesaving surprise. During an exam before his surgery, he mentioned to his nurse practitioner that he had been feeling fatigued and short of breath. So she ordered cardiac testing. Virgil was shocked to learn he had a leaking mitral valve – [...]

  5. Young girl becomes champion for scoliosis screening

    It's a rare teenager who puts in overtime. Kelsey O'Leary is that teen. At age 12, Kelsey was diagnosed with scoliosis and fitted with a brace by Mayo Clinic physicians. The Rochester, Minn., girl wore the brace day and night — logging more than the recommended hours — for three years. Kelsey, now 17, and [...]

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March 24, 2015