Patient Stories

What kind of care does BayCare Clinic provide? That’s a story best told by our patients. Enjoy some of their success stories.

Elise’s story: The right team at the right time

Seven-year-old Elise Rose fell off the monkey bars and broke her left wrist. Now she’s good to go after being treated by two BayCare Clinic physicians in Kaukauna.

Jaeden’s story: 'In great hands' for knee surgery

After Jaeden LeCapitaine tore his ACL during the homecoming football game, John Awowale, an orthopedic surgeon with BayCare Clinic, surgically repaired LeCapitaine’s knee and got him back in time for baseball season.

Greg’s story: BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists ‘there for me’

Greg Kossow is impressed with the service he’s received from BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists over the years.

Brenda’s story: ‘Stronger’ athlete after hip surgery

Hip surgery helped Brenda Fritz return triumphantly to half-Ironman competition.

Travis’ story: ‘Thankful’ for rebuilt quadriceps

A most unusual injury, a most excellent outcome.

Ken’s story: Hip surgery was ‘fantastic’

Ken Burke’s hip pain was unbearable, so he sought help from Dr. Kirk Dimitris of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic. After surgery on both hips, Burke is enjoying pain-free living.

Barbara’s story: Feeling ‘blessed’ after back surgery

When Barbara Martens needed relief from back pain, she sought help from Dr. Jack Leschke, a neurological surgeon with BayCare Clinic. He performed her laminectomy, a procedure that eased her back pain and enhanced her quality of life.

Greg’s story: Stroke ‘response time is critical’

A 5th-grader’s quick action led to a good outcome when his teacher had a stroke during class.

Jeff’s story:  Enjoying retired life after hip surgery

For Jeff, an active lifestyle and thirty years of working on concrete took a toll on his body. Dr. Kirk Dimitris, orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic performed a total hip replacement to help.

Judy’s story: ‘No problems’ after stroke care

Judy suffered an ischemic stroke, which happens when a blood clot blocks a brain artery. Dr. Gerald W. Eckardt, a BayCare Clinic neurosurgeon, provided immediate, life-saving care and restored her health.

Tammy’s story: ’Whole again’ after breast reconstruction

When Tammy Monroe needed breast reconstruction surgery after a double mastectomy, she sought the expertise of BayCare Clinic plastic surgeon Steven C. Schmidt. He performed the procedure which Monroe says, “makes me feel whole again.”

Patti’s story: Catching breast cancer early

The High-Risk Breast Cancer Program at Aurora BayCare Medical Center helped catch Patti Behrens’ cancer early, potentially saving her life and sparing her from aggressive chemotherapy and radiation.