Hear it from the voices of those we serve.
Patient Diane England
Walking. Hiking. Gardening. These are the activities that motivate Diane to continue pushing herself during a physical therapy session at Sky Ridge Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Therapies Center on a Friday morning.
A cheap pair of shoes, basement stairs, and a moment in time changed Diane’s life in the fall of 2004. Recalling that day, Diane said, “I was very, very high energy and active. Everything came to a dead stop within seconds.” With a painful injury to her hip and no health insurance, Diane raced toward an uncertain future. “To think that without insurance, there was no help for the rest of my life to improve my health condition - it was very scary.”
Spending thousands of dollars on massage therapy and chiropractic visits to gain temporary relief over the years, Diane quickly exhausted the bulk of her personal resources. It was in the summer of 2010, during a visit to primary caregiver Ladean Cross, NP that she first learned that Doctors Care and its network of more than 900 volunteer providers could help. In an operating room at Swedish Medical Center this February, Orthopaedic Physicians of Colorado surgeon Robert Kruse, MD gave Diane a new hip and a renewed chance at mobility. Diane said of Dr. Kruse, “I cannot imagine a kinder, more professional, and caring doctor.
Diane says she wishes and hopes that more physicians will join the Doctors Care external provider network to help people recapture the life, and precious time, they’ve lost due to health challenges. “It’s been totally awesome to think I’m going to have my life back. I’m going forward now, not backward anymore.”
To join the Doctors Care network of physicians,
call Physician Outreach Coordinator Marc Schneider at (720) 458-6172.