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. Pain Rehabilitation Center Offers Freedom From Debilitating Symptoms

    Carolyn Judson repeatedly tried to no avail to get to the bottom of the episodes of shaking, sensitivity to touch and other mysterious symptoms that drastically affected her quality of life. Then she came to Mayo Clinic where she was referred to a three-week program that she says gave her her life back. Carolyn Judson [...]

  2. Back in the Game After Pain Rehabilitation

    At 35, Tyler McDonald felt like his best years were behind him. Affected by mystifying mobility issues and severe pain, he needed a cane and heavy pain medications to move through his days. Withdrawn and depressed, Tyler's outlook was grim -- until he met a Mayo Clinic neurologist who opened a door that led Tyler [...]

  3. Living and Thriving Beyond Opioid Addiction

    Sheryl and Ken Start Ken Start is an optimistic, energetic husband, father and grandfather with a job and family he loves. It's a life Ken's fought for, but one he almost sacrificed to opioid addiction. For 15 years, Ken was addicted to prescription pain medication, an addiction that was finally broken with the help of [...]

  4. Rising Above a Rare, Debilitating Disorder

    Diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome -- an extremely rare autoimmune neurologic condition -- Tara Zier looked to Mayo Clinic for help. There she found valuable guidance and gained a new outlook on how to manage her condition. For three years, Dr. Tara Zier went from specialist to specialist in the Washington, D.C. area trying to find [...]

  5. Emerging From the Grip of Chronic Pain

    For years, the chronic pain of Crohn's disease isolated Breanne Spence from family and friends. At Mayo Clinic's Pain Rehabilitation Center, Breanne learned how to manage the pain so she could take control of her life again. Breanne Spence, typically an active teen, tried valiantly to keep up with her high school friends who were [...]

March 19, 2020