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

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 [...]

  • Team approach. At Mayo Clinic, an integrated team of doctors trained in lung disease (pulmonologists), chest surgery, infectious disease management and other specialties evaluates and treats you. Mayo Clinic doctors work with doctors from many other areas to provide the most appropriate care. Pediatric pulmonologists at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota work with adult pulmonologists to care for people of all ages.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have experience diagnosing and treating people who have lung disease.
  • Surgical expertise. Mayo Clinic lung transplant surgeons have performed more than 500 procedures since performing their first lung transplant in 1990. Transplant outcomes compare favorably with the national average.
  • Efficient system. In Mayo Clinic's system, your transplant doctors and treatment team will examine you, perform your transplant and coordinate follow-up care.
  • Research. At Mayo Clinic, you may have access to ongoing clinical trials, research and new treatments.
Apr. 26, 2014