Long Live Healthy with Member Stories

Feb 24, 2014

Member: Marla

Doctor Rating: 5

I switched to Dr. Rigsby years ago when my former PCP not only didn't support my choice to have weight loss surgery but was rude about it.

I switched to Dr. Rigsby years ago when my former PCP not only didn't support my choice to have weight loss surgery but was rude about it. I had been obese for many years after a car accident and had multiple surgeries on my knees. I was seeing Dr. Rigsby regularly for knee and back injections just to function. When the money came available for me to have a gastric sleeve surgery, Dr. Rigsby and his staff sprung into action to help me jump through all the hoops to qualify for surgery. 9 months ago I couldn't walk to the mailbox and back without pain. I had severe sleep apnea and had been sleeping with a CPAP for 13 yrs. I was on high blood pressure medicine and had high cholesterol as well. I was on anti inflammatories and muscle relaxers for pain. I've lost 122 lbs since 5/29. I no longer sleep with a CPAP, all my labs are normal and I'm off all medicines. Dr. Rigsby has encouraged me and helped me the entire way. I now enjoy walking, working out, water aerobics, 5k's and zip lining! Dr. Rigsby walks with his patients twice a week to further support them with good habits. Dr. Rigsby has been taking great care of me and my family for many years and he was an MDVIP LONG before joining MDVIP! Dr. Rigsby helped me gain my life back and for that, I will always be grateful. I've tried to attach a photo of myself before and after but it doesn't appear to be working! Would be glad to email it to you if I knew where to send it.