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  • Patient Stories

    Scripps Helps Keep Cop’s Cancer Under Arrest

    During his 25 years on the force, San Diego Police Officer Christopher Smith has come face to face with criminals of all sorts. The strong and steady demeanor Smith forged in the line of duty has also served him well in his battle with cancer. In 2004, Smith was diagnosed with colon cancer and had ...

  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Screenings Helped Save Loretta’s Skin

    Like many Southern California teenagers in the late 1980s, Mark Loretta enjoyed bodysurfing, playing sports and basking in the sun. “Back then, getting a sunburn was no big deal,” he said. “Just another part of summer.” Fast forward to the summer of 2004, when Loretta — ...

  • Patient Stories

    Cancer Journey Helps Scripps Provider Raise Game

    Bruce Buttermore is no stranger to cancer. As a longtime manager of radiation therapy for Scripps Health, Buttermore has helped provide compassionate care to thousands of cancer patients over the years. But in July 2010, life took an unexpected turn for Buttermore when the care provider suddenly ...

  • Patient Stories

    Is It Your Stomach—Or Your Heart?

    Calista Davis thought she had indigestion. A dynamic human resources professional who works for the San Diego County YMCA, Davis is naturally high-energy and loves travel, exploring and hiking. In early 2011, walking the hills of San Francisco with a physician friend, she found herself breathless ...

    • Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
  • Patient Stories

    Racing to Heart Health

    Athlete Mary Rose competes in outrigger paddling, skis, kayaks and even scales the peaks of ice-covered canyons. Her heart has always been the means to achieving her active lifestyle. She never gave it more than a passing thought. Until 2009, when three separate episodes of heart palpitations sent ...

    • Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
  • Patient Stories

    Strides in Heart Care for Women

    Bonnie Miller always looked forward to her walks with her dog, Buddy—until this fall, when walking triggered a burning sensation in her lungs. That sensation, plus ongoing debilitating fatigue and nausea, sent her to Scripps. Within days of first being seen by family medicine physician ...

    • Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
  • Patient Stories

    Radiation Inspires 29-Year-Old Fighting Breast Cancer

    Lifesaving care for breast cancer Michelle Reyes was diagnosed with cancer in her right breast three years ago after she discovered a lump during a self-exam. Initially stunned by the unexpected news, Reyes, only 29 at the time, rallied quickly when her Scripps physicians explained that cancer was ...

  • Patient Stories

    Liver Transplant Gives Man a Second Chance at Life

    Growing up in Thermal, California, Richard Perez looked forward to buying a new comic book with his small allowance every time he visited the grocery store. Heroes like Batman, the X-Men, and Sub-Mariner inspired him with their strength and accomplishment – and may have influenced his choice to ...

    • Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
  • Patient Stories

    Strength and Determination Help Padres First Base Coach Beat Cancer

    Padres first base coach Dave Roberts is famous for sparking one of the most dramatic rallies in Major League Baseball history. His ninth-inning stolen base in the 2004 playoffs helped the Boston Red Sox stave off elimination and propelled the team to eight straight wins, culminating in its first ...

    • Monday, August 15th, 2011
  • Patient Stories

    Offering Protection from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    Rhina and Hector Paredes have turned the tragic loss of their teenage son into an opportunity to put better health safeguards in place for other local children. Rhina Paredes, a registered nurse at Scripps Health, had no idea her athletic 15-year-old son Eric had a heart condition until he ...