The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

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. Cancer and Brain Tumors Call for Coordinated, Multidisciplinary Care

    Rick and Geri Minard with Doc. As a sled dog trainer, Rick Minard has faced blizzards and subzero temperatures. But those challenges paled in comparison to facing a complicated medical situation that involved brain tumors and two cancer diagnoses. He's been able to weather it all, though, thanks to the trust he's placed in his [...]

  2. Less Is More: Losing Weight, Gaining Perspective

    A lifetime of food addiction resulted in Jessica Erickson's weight becoming unmanageable. When she looked for medical help, she found a Mayo Clinic team that offered her the care and support she needed to become a smaller, healthier version of herself. When Jessica Erickson walks up the stairs these days, the only thing she worries [...]

  3. Embracing Family Life After Overcoming a Rare Disorder

    Brittany Kale was plagued with nagging symptoms: weight gain, a swollen face, high blood pressure. She also had been trying, unsuccessfully, to get pregnant for years. She finally found relief at Mayo Clinic, where she was diagnosed and treated for Cushing disease. That made it possible for her to start a family and feel healthy [...]

  4. From Mysterious Broken Bones to Ballroom Dancing

    Don Varney's bones were breaking, and no one could tell him why. But after being diagnosed with of a rare form of vitamin D deficiency triggered by a hard-to-detect tumor and then undergoing surgery to remove it, Don has returned to his active, athletic ways. Written by Don Varney My wife of 20 years, Yvonne, [...]

  5. Seeing Is Believing With Help From a Mayo Clinic Retinal Specialist

    When complications from diabetes threatened his vision, eye surgery and laser treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire restored Brad Stevens' sight. Brad Stevens, a 37-year-old from Boyceville, Wisconsin, has Type 1 diabetes. Often diagnosed in childhood, the disease is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. As [...]

Nov. 02, 2019