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


Jenny’s story: Thumb surgery eases hand pain

“I can’t imagine a better outcome,” Jenny Brotherton says after Dr. Brian J. Klika, a fellowship-trained hand surgeon with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic, performed thumb surgery to relieve her hand pain.


Cindy’s story: No more ‘stabbing’ pain after knee surgery

When Cindy Jasper sought a long-term solution for pain in both knees, she went to Dr. Carl A. DiRaimondo of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc. He eased her knee pain by performing double knee replacement surgery.


Nicholas’ story: ACL surgery was a slam-dunk

Dr. John Awowale, an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic, performed Nicholas Palecek’s ACL reconstruction and meniscus surgery and got him back on the basketball court.


Samantha’s story: ‘Be patient’ after orthopedic surgery

High-intensity workouts took a toll on Samantha’s shoulder and knee. Dr. Harold J. Schock helped her return to action.


Alison’s story: ‘Really good experience’ with carpal tunnel release

Alison Driscoll needed relief from hand and arm pain and numbness. Dr. Craig L. Olson of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc eased her pain and discomfort through carpal tunnel release surgery.


David’s story: ‘Good experience’ with rotator cuff surgery

David Pizzala tore his rotator cuff while bottling wine. Dr. Harold J. Schock repaired his shoulder with arthroscopic surgery.


Randy’s story: ‘Unbelievable’ hearing aid

When Randy Tremble couldn’t find a suitable replacement for his damaged hearing aid, he sought the help of Dr. Andrea Federman, an audiologist with Hearing Center BayCare Clinic. She helped him hear better than ever.


Heidi’s story: Foot is ‘just so much better’ after tarsal tunnel surgery

Heidi Dresel struggled with excessive pain in her right heel for years without an explanation as to why. That was until she saw Dr. Steven Schmidt, a plastic surgeon with Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic.


Glen’s story: ‘Impressive’ parking lot eye care

When a COVID-19 quarantine kept Glen Tilot out of doctors’ offices, Dr. Dongmei Chen improvised a way to continue his much-needed eye pressure checks.


The Petersons’ story: LASIK is 'the greatest thing we ever decided to do'

Brett and Linda Peterson both underwent LASIK surgery with Dr. Larry Meyer, ophthalmologist with BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists. The pair got married in Jamaica last March.


Nancy’s story: After stroke, ‘my improvements have been unbelievable’

When Nancy Malcore suffered a stroke in summer of 2020, Dr. Ziad Darkhabani, an interventional neurologist with Aurora BayCare Interventional Neurology, was there to treat her and ensure her return to health.


Mindy’s story: Bariatric surgery is a “rewarding journey”

Mindy Toneys underwent gastric sleeve resection surgery with Dr. Daniel T. McKenna, bariatric surgeon with Aurora BayCare General & Vascular Surgery. In just over six months, Mindy has lost more than 65 pounds and “feels great.”


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