Dr. Koh Gave Me My Life Back!

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| March, 11 2020 | for Han-Jong (John) Koh, MD

For several years, I suffered from terrible fatigue, flu-like sickness, swollen joints and glands. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thyroiditis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other such diseases. I had been to three doctors during this time, and while I was prescribed many drugs, nothing helped.

After two years of feeling like I had the flu everyday, I began to suffer with depression. A friend recommended that I get an appointment with Dr. John Koh. I immediately was impressed with Dr. Koh. He listened to everything I had to say, asked a lot of questions, and then ordered the lab work...the same lab work that other doctors had prescribed. He was confused that the lab work had different results than the lab work from other practices. So he ordered another round of lab work to verify the first findings, and the second findings were significantly different in a couple categories. During this time, Dr. Koh mentioned that it seemed like we were not treating a cause, only symptoms. On that hunch, and after the previous two plus years of treatment by other physicians, Dr. Koh decided to have me go to an imaging facility for a full body scan. They did not have to scan very far until they saw a brain tumor wrapped around my pituitary gland.

Long story short, Dr. Koh arranged for me to go to the University of Virginia Pituitary Clinic where I ultimately had brain surgery to remove the tumor. Following that surgery, Dr. Koh monitored my pituitary progress, prescribing medicine to treat any areas of the brain not being served by the pituitary gland. During the next twelve months of oversight, the pituitary gland began to slowly regain function until it became fully operational. When that happened, I got my life back. The only medicine I now take is Vitamin D.

Dr. Koh is not only my internist, he is a friend. I will forever by grateful to him for his great work. He truly did give me my life back. And I am blessed!