Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Search by Category
Women's Health

Hoag Offers the Support and Understanding ‘Previvors’ Need

“Going into a place like this makes me feel loved because they really care, and it gives me that peace of mind that these people understand.”

Read My Story
Diabetes Center

Overcoming the Odds: One Woman’s Quest to Get Back to Normal

“I got exceptional care from experts at Hoag.”

Read My Story

Advanced Skills Made a Difference for a Hoag Employee's Mom

“I’m feeling great. I’m line dancing. I’m working outside. If it weren’t for Dianne finding Dr. Yalvac, I would just be on medication. I wouldn’t have the energy to do the things I want to do, and I like to keep busy and move fast. I feel like I can do something with my life now.”

Read My Story

The Power of Extraordinary Recovery: One Teacher’s Journey Back

“I can’t thank Hoag enough. They’ve completely changed my life.”

Read My Story
Neuroscience

A Life Regained: How Surgery Gave One Man His Life Back

“I’m optimistic about the future, Hoag offered me a new life.”

Read My Story
Cancer

Hoag Helps Breast Cancer Patient Stay in Control

“I trust Hoag and I trusted Drs. Khan and Savalia. I read up on the work that they do, and based on their experience, I had a lot of comfort going in,” she says.

Read My Story
Cancer

Hoag Helps Esophageal Cancer Survivor Reignite Taste for Life

As an esophageal cancer survivor, eating and enjoying food had been lost for Sarah for more than a year.

Read My Story
Diabetes Center

A Diabetes Success Story 75 Years in the Making

“It’s never too late to make a life change.”

Read My Story
Neuroscience

Pain Will Not Define Her

A car accident in 1971 left Judy Digon a young widow with a badly fractured back. But when she tells her story, Judy doesn’t dwell on the pain. Her 69 years have taught her how to manage pain, both the emotional and the physical, and to appreciate her blessings. Instead, Judy moves quickly into how … Continued

Read My Story
Neuroscience

Longtime Epilepsy Patient Finds Help – And Answers

Chelsea Trimble had grown accustomed to physicians evading her questions, ignoring her concerns or dismissing them outright. Having experienced seizures since the age of 9, she was used to doctors and specialists working on her, rather than with her. So, when the new mom met David Millett, M.D., program director of the Epilepsy Program at … Continued

Read My Story