Patient Stories

Colton Harlin (Emergency Surgery)

At the tender age of 10, Colton Harlin was generally used to the bruises and scrapes of pee wee football. And when the goal is a quarterback sack, a little pain for your efforts is to be expected, even during practice. Colton was knocked down on the play. The quarterback remained unscathed. But Colton? “My […]

Christina Thunberg (Orthopedic Surgery)

It seems like every time folks gather around to swap life stories, there’s always one person whose experiences trump them all. Christina Thunberg is such a person. “It was my 17th birthday,” she recalls. “We were at my uncle’s place, and I’d brought a friend with me.” Riding was definitely on the menu – but […]

Josh Kirk

Hernia Repair: With a busy practice, young family, and active lifestyle, this dentist needed help to stay on his feet.

Dan Timmons

Emergency Care: When Dan came-to, he was on the floor. There was no pain. He had no idea that he’d end the day in open heart surgery.

Carmen Dupuis

Wound Care: It was such a busy time. A mysterious leg wound was the last thing Carmen needed.

Julie Petersen

Wellness exams: KVH CEO Julie Petersen shares her recent patient experiences in “Confessions of a Reluctant Patient.”

Liahna Armstrong

Orthopedic Surgery: An attempt to play peacemaker between Liahna’s dog and a cat left her with a deep cat bite and dangerous infection.

Wendy Hinckle

Digital Mammography: After her first digital mammogram, “I got a call from KVH that something was spotted and they needed an ultrasound.”

Stephanie Brown

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY: When Stephanie’s knee pain threatened to disrupt her step and her lifestyle, she knew she had to do something.