Just Keep Swimming: Member Loses 100 Pounds With Support From Diabetes Health Coach and Kaiser Permanente Research

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured on 15. Aug, 2018 | 1 Comment

When Debbie Levinson wound up in urgent care with a painful infected boil, she was told that it would not heal unless she got her blood sugar level under control. She was referred to a Kaiser Permanente health coach, Paula Winch, who called to check in with Debbie every week for six months. At first, Debbie wasn’t ready to make … more

Patient Spots Suspicious Mole, Care Team Moves Quickly to Treat Melanoma

Posted by in Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care on 24. Apr, 2018 | 0 Comments

Artist Martha Johnson noticed a mole on her body, and quickly realized there was something about its appearance that seemed ‘off.’ With a family history of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, she scheduled an appointment with, Sarah Flick, physician assistant with Kaiser Permanente Colorado. Sarah, who works in the dermatology department, didn’t like the mole either and … more

New Beginnings for Baltimore

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Healthy Chats, Prevention on 04. Apr, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sherell Mason, MD, is keenly aware of the health disparities that exist in her hometown of Baltimore. As a physician, she has had the opportunity to provide direct health care services and other aid to people in her community. Kaiser Permanente’s partnership with New Beginnings Barbershop is one example. “You have major health issues here [in Baltimore],” said Troy Staton, … more

Home Screening Test Saves Al Prado’s Life

Posted by in Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 06. Mar, 2018 | 0 Comments

 Colorado native Al Prado admits he has a stubborn side. But during a routine physical, his Kaiser Permanente physician Sue Williams, MD, convinced him to mail in his at-home Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) to screen for colon cancer. Al kept his commitment—and just in time. When the FIT results came back positive, Al agreed to a follow-up colonoscopy. During … more

Anna Trujillo is Grateful for Kaiser Permanente’s Palliative Care Services

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured on 09. Feb, 2018 | 2 Comments

Three years ago, Kaiser Permanente Colorado member Anna Trujillo was given six months to live. That’s when Anna met Arvin Gill, MD, a home-based palliative care physician. “I met her when she was coming out of the hospital and she was very ill,” Dr. Gill recalls. “Her lung specialist didn’t think she had much time.” Dr. Gill recommended palliative care … more

Pediatric Patients with Diabetes Receive Care All in One Place

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Featured on 17. Oct, 2017 | 0 Comments

When he was just two years old, Calvin Jackson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. As they continue to learn about and manage his condition, Calvin’s mom, Allison is relieved and grateful that they can receive comprehensive and coordinated care for her son at the Pediatric Diabetes Multidisciplinary Clinic in Hawaii. The clinic brings in patients and their families to … more

“Time Is Everything”: 27-Year-Old Makes Full Recovery From Stroke, Thanks to Quick Action by Doctors

Posted by in Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured on 03. Aug, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like many people his age, Robert Taunton enjoys an active lifestyle. When the 27-year-old is not working as a project manager for a general contractor, he enjoys dirt biking, Jet Skiing and tinkering with cars at his El Sobrante, Calif., home. But just a few months ago, he survived a stroke. He remembers being at work that day and not … more

Hawaiian woman and baby outside of Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Clinic

Kaiser Permanente Maternity Care Made Nicole Okamura Feel Pampered

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Featured on 22. May, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nicole Okamura discovered she was pregnant shortly after becoming a Kaiser Permanente member. Nicole appreciates the ease and convenience of being able to access Kaiser Permanente — including scheduling appointments, contacting her physician, ordering prescriptions and reviewing test results — online or on her smartphone. And when she does go in for an appointment, she likes that it is a … more

Seven Years After Being Diagnosed With Colon Cancer, Elsie Garcia is in Full Remission and Thriving

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 13. Mar, 2017 | 11 Comments

Sixty seven-year-old Elsie Garcia has always taken cancer prevention seriously. Each year when Kaiser Permanente mailed her an at-home colon cancer screening test, she completed it immediately and looked forward to clear results. In 2007, Elsie’s results came back positive. The at-home screening, called a fecal immunochemical test (FIT), uses a stool sample to detect a wide array of colon … more

In-Home Test Saves Kaiser Permanente Member’s Life

Posted by in Ease and Convenience, Featured, Prevention on 09. Nov, 2016 | 0 Comments

Year after year, Kathy Hall didn’t hesitate when it arrived in her mailbox. “All I had to do was open the mail and follow the directions. It’s a simple test and one that saved my life,” said Kathy. Kathy, a Kaiser Permanente member in Colorado, is referring to the fecal immunochemical test – or FIT test — a simple, in-home … more