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Feb 18, 2014

Member: Sally-Dee and Bill

Doctor Rating: 5

My guess is that my husband and I met Dr Greenbaum about 35 years ago.

My guess is that my husband and I met Dr Greenbaum about 35 years ago. My husband had had many complications from an injury while in Viet Nam and though he was in many hospitals out of state and in state no one was able to figure out the on-going problem. Dr Greenbaum was the infectious disease doctor affiliated with Salem Hospital and because I refused to let my husband go to the VA facilities he was lucky enough to meet this man. Dr Greenbaum along with Dr John Ballou worked with my husband from before Thanksgiving until New Years Eve Day. That was a very long hospital stay and involved surgery as well as 24h a day intravenous antibiotic therapy to combat that which had been growing inside of him for many years. It is a long story but the short version is that thanks to the expertise of Dr Greenbaum a long history of going in and out of the hospital finally ended when Dr. Greenbaum discovered the cause and ended what we thought at one time would be the demise of my husband. I think I have written Dr Greenbaum a multitude of letters in my mind thanking him for saving my husband and he knows what a trial this was. He is an amazing person, himan being and doctor and we will consider him our friend for life.