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  • Patient Stories

    Cardiac Surgery Repairs Rescue Swimmer’s Mitral Valve

    As a military rescue swimmer, 36-year-old Ronny German was in the best shape of his life and had no previous health problems. However, shortly after a routine dental cleaning, Ronny began to experience significant swelling in his joints, which his doctors initially diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis; ...

  • Patient Stories

    Runner Returns to Racing After Having a Heart Attack

    When 47-year-old John Spangler arrived in the emergency department at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, he looked and smelled like he had just run a marathon. That’s because he had. “I was sweaty and smelly, but it didn’t matter,” says John. “I told them I was having this weird feeling in my ...

  • Patient Stories

    Young Surfer Gets Back to the Waves After Unique Surgery

    As an avid surfer, Zack Pekin enjoys riding the waves of Southern California. He’s been surfing since he was 12. But after shattering his kneecap during his sophomore year in college, he was like a fish out of water. Severely damaging his patella — the triangular bone that covers and protects ...

  • 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

    Robotic Surgery Successfully Repairs Man's Mitral Heart Valve

    When 71-year-old Murray Galinson was diagnosed with a leaking mitral heart valve, he found the care he needed through Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program.

    • Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
  • 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