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  • Patient Stories

    Son Gives Dad a Lifesaving Gift

    In 2001, San Diego veteran John Quesenberry knew something was wrong with his health. While organizing a reunion for the unit he served with during his first of two tours in Vietnam, the retired military officer felt like he had hit a wall. “I was in my mid 50s and tired all the time,” he said. “My ...

  • Patient Stories

    Woman Lives a Lighter Life After Weight Loss Surgery

    A little more than one year after having bariatric surgery, Terri H. weighs 120 pounds less and has more energy than she’s had in decades. “There are so many things I can do now that I couldn’t before,” said the 53-year-old married mother from San Diego, Calif. “Before the surgery, I couldn’t even ...

  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Honors Anita Figueredo, MD, for Her Commitment to Charitable Care

    Honoring a lifelong commitment to providing exceptional medical care, Scripps Health Foundation recognized Anita Figueredo, MD, during its Ninth Annual Friends of the Hospital luncheon Jan. 28, 2009. Dr. Figueredo was presented with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla’s Lifetime Achievement ...

  • Patient Stories

    I Knew My Heart was in Good Hands… with Scripps

    Jim Bowers’ passion for Scripps started in the early 1970s when he was recruited from New York by the organization. He spent the next 35 years working with Scripps as the system grew to meet the health care needs of San Diego County. During his career, Jim often talked about the high quality care ...

  • Patient Stories

    Good Health is Both a Journey and a Destination

    Some may view a health problem as a setback. Leslie Teyssier calls hers “a gift” because it introduced her to a life of disease prevention. Diagnosed with thyroid disease six years ago, Teyssier learned of two options – medicine or surgery. She rejected those and chose instead a path of holistic ...

  • Patient Stories

    Stepping Back to Move Forward

    Bud Emerson thought he was taking care of his health the same way he took care of everything in his life – with a can-do, no-room-for-failure attitude. He ate reasonably well, worked out or played tennis every day, and maintained a healthy weight, all the while achieving a satisfying personal and ...

    • Monday, June 9th, 2008
  • Patient Stories

    Innovative Implant Measures Impact on Knees

    After more than a decade of practice, Donald MacDonald of Encinitas, Calif. still considers himself a mediocre golfer. “I’m just not that good,” he said. Since having total knee arthroplasty (TKA) a few years ago, his game, he asserts, is getting better. “I can see the improvements.” No matter how ...

    • Monday, June 9th, 2008
  • Patient Stories

    Helping Athletes Return to Form

    Last January, 19-year-old Brett Korporaal began suffering from severe pain in his right shoulder. A shortstop at San Jose City College, Korporaal was unable to perform any type of throwing or hitting activities and had to stop playing baseball altogether. The pain became so overwhelming that he went ...

  • Patient Stories

    Organ Donor Gives Transplant Patient the Gift of Life and More

    Stacy Morrison has been living with type I diabetes for 45 years, a disease in which cells in the pancreas stop producing insulin. Without insulin, a person’s blood sugars become elevated and over time, this can damage vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and eyes. Three years ago, Stacy ...

    • Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
  • Patient Stories

    Fred's Story: Getting the Biggest Bonus of His Life

    Fred Murray never imagined he would live past age 40. In fact, he never thought he would make it to 25. His journey to sobriety has been a long and painful one – most people in his circumstances would have given up on life. And he almost did – several times. One night, Fred decided to ...