Capturing Patient Care

Capturing Patient Care

Capturing Patient Care

Grateful patient, Dave Zimmerman, knows a good thing when he sees it so he goes a step further and uses his love of photography to commemorate it! That includes his cardiac care at St. Joseph Medical Center's Heart Institute. "The caregivers are so important. They need to know they are appreciated," says Zimmerman. He is particularly pleased with his cardiologist Dr. Mahmood Alikhan, and the staff in Nuclear Medicine who see him twice a year. "The staff in Nuclear Medicine is phenomenal. They're professional, informative and nice, to boot," he continues. "When I was rushed to St. Joe's Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Emergency Department in 1997 with heart trouble, I had the good fortune to be the beneficiary of Dr. Alikhan's skill. "He takes his time and is so thorough, I feel like I'm his only patient. I have several medical issues so this kind of attention is vital to me. He and the folks in the Cath Lab and Nuclear Medicine have been taking fantastic care of me for 15 years."

This is pretty important because Zimmerman is a busy guy. Between his trips to Scotland, gardening, photography, church work and four grandchildren, he doesn't have time to be in less than perfect cardiac health. He credits the professionals at St. Joseph for making sure he can continue to realize his passions. Zimmerman concludes quietly but earnestly, "Thank goodness for your expertise."

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