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Feb 9, 2015
I cannot imagine life without Dr. James Hochwalt, his associate doctors, and the MDVIP network. When you experience an emergency, and really feel vulnerable, you need immediate response and the connections that MDVIP doctors can provide. When Dr. Hochwalt chose to pursue the MDVIP path, I didn't hesitate to join him. On more than a few occasions I have marveled at what a wise decision this was for me and for my wife. As we grow older, we rest assured that we maintain our health in part because Dr. Hochwalt is a most valuable source for information, research, personal attention, and commitment. He knows what we need and how to persuade us to act on his suggestions. I hear many of my friends talk of negative experiences with their health care providers, and I am so grateful that I am a patient of Dr. Hochwalt. I never have to worry about being steered in the wrong direction. I know that I have one of the best doctors in this country. And I'm glad that he's younger than me, so that hopefully he'll always be around to take care of me.
Feb 9, 2015
Every day I am reminded of how fortunate I am to be a patient of Dr. James Hochwalt. I am blessed with great health and no aches or pains. Every day is an opportunity for me to spend time the way that I choose, with no limitations. I am confident that if I encounter any medical difficulties or challenges, Dr. Hochwalt is a mere phone call away. I rest assured that he will respond immediately to my call for help, and he will guide me toward rebalancing and/or regaining my healthy plateau. He always listens intently to my ideas and my beliefs, and gently encourages me to pursue various medical tests that are necessary for my continued health. It's a priceless feeling to know that you are in the best medical hands that are available. I only wish that all of my friends could be this fortunate.
Feb 7, 2015
I am grateful to have Jim as my healthcare quarterback!
Feb 6, 2015
I contribute my good health to the care I have received from Dr. Hochwalt over the years.
Feb 24, 2014
Dr. Hochwalt has been a blessing to our family dealing with all the health problems Cathie has encountered these past several years. During this time he has always found the correct solution to the problem, recommended the best doctors to deal with treating the situation or for surgery. During our travels he has always been available by phone for council and recommendations for treatment. Through our yearly physical with him we have been able to improve our health with diet, exercise and weight control. He is easy to talk to and discuss and recommend measures to improve any situation we have had problems with. Cathie and I highly recommend Dr. Hochwalt to anyone who asks us about our doctor.
Feb 23, 2014
It has been our pleasure and good fortune to have Dr. Hochwalt as our Primary Care Doctor for almost 8 years. During that period, we have always found him to be caring, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and available. One incident comes to mind that shows the support we have received from Dr. Hochwalt. A little over 5 years ago, Dave went to see Dr. Hochwalt about a growth he had discovered in his chest. Dr. Hochwalt immediately said it had to come out, and sent Dave to a surgeon that specialized in this procedure. The day after the procedure, the surgeon called to tell us that cancer cells had been found in the growth. Needless to say, we were shocked and didn't know where to turn. Thirty minutes later, Dr. Hochwalt, while on vacation, called to tell us that he had made appointments for the additional testing required and had arranged for Dave to see an oncologist that he believed would be the best fit for Dave. This phone call from Dr. Hochwalt made all the difference in the world to us. All of a sudden there was a plan, a path to move forward to recovery, and we knew we were not alone. There was somebody on our side that took charge and knew exactly what needed to be done. As it turned out, Dave had Stage 2 Breast Cancer, but now, as a result of the surgery and chemotherapy treatments, we are happy to report that he has been cancer-free for over 5 years. Dr. Hochwalt has always been there for us whenever we had a question or concern. In this case, he gave us confidence that Dave was going to be just fine, and we believe this confidence was important to Dave's recovery. To our way of thinking, we could not have a better primary care doctor. Thank you Dr. Hochwalt!
Feb 23, 2014
Dr. James Hochwalt Not only our Doctor,but our psychologist,confident, and our friend.He is the smartest man I have ever met. I have remembered all the suggestions and decisions he had made regarding my staying well.There are many things we could do with the mdvip fee ,but my husband and I feel that staying with mdvip and Dr Hochwalt is an investment in our future. Thank you Dr. Hochwalt ,we feel very blessed to have you in our lives.
Feb 23, 2014
I have been a patient of Dr Jim's prior to his joining MD VIP. Dr Jim let us (my husband and I) know he was going to join MD VIP. My husband and I responded right away that we would go with him because he was such a great doctor! My husband and I travel a lot, Dr Jim has keep us well as we travel and have traveled to many parts of the world. As you can see in the attached photo that we are standing by the leaning tower of Pisa/Italy. For me personally I had colon surgery several years ago and had some ongoing annoying problems after having the surgery which the colon surgeon was not really interested in trying to resolve, but Dr Jim hung in there with me looking for a solution to the problem and working hard to made the problem better. I feel that I have a fantastic relationship with Dr Jim. We can listen to each other and he knows that I am very much into taking care of myself and being healthy.
Feb 19, 2014
I was seeing Dr. Hochwalt prior to his joining MDVIP. In fact, when I met my wife, she was looking for a doctor and knew how much I liked Dr. Hochwalt, she has been a patient ever since. Dr. Jim, as we affectionately (and respectfully) refer to him, has been an excellent MD to my wife and me. Several years ago, I had to bring my mother up to this area from Florida to care for her on short notice. She needed to have a doctor to get the care she needed. We called Dr. Hochwalt's office and left him a message. Even though he had just come back from vacation, he arranged to see Mom that same day. In fact, Dr. Hochwalt took care of my elderly Mom for over a year until she moved into a nursing facility. My wife and I love to travel and Dr. Jim has always looked out for us and had sure we had the right shots before heading out to another great adventure. He always collaborates with our other health care providers to insure our level of care. Dr. Hochwalt has always gone above and beyond to take care of us. When Dr. Hochwalt told us he was joining MDVIP, we told him we were going with him because we knew what type of doctor he wasGREAT.
Feb 18, 2014
Dr. Hochwalt has been my primary care physician for over 30years -- and thanks to him I feel healthier in my 70s than I felt in my 40s. In 2002 I quit smoking, thanks to his encouragement and his px for Wellbutrin, which I took for less than a month. In 2009 my wife died, a period of devastation which he helped me get through with medication and his willingness to wear his psychiatrist hat. And he has practically become my conscience when it comes to diet and exercise. I still strive for fantastic on my annual phjysical.
Feb 15, 2014
I truly appreciate the expert health care and service that I have received from Dr. Hochwalt. He has been much more readily accessible to me since joining MDVIP. He has facilitated a wellness program that I've been following with good success. He is very open and honest with me regarding my health issues. He is a good counselor and friend!
Feb 11, 2014
Dr. Hochwalt diagnosed & helped me get through some tough stuff in 2013 In this environment of the government thinking changing doctors is an economic thing, Dr. Hochwalt knows my history & has my confidence. Fortunately I am in a financial situation that I can keep him for another year. The tough part is one does not know what will unfold hence