My wife Ann Marie and I relocated to Park City, Utah, from Cumberland Foreside
Dr. Ahn, She Cares
My wife Ann Marie and I relocated to Park City, Utah, from Cumberland Foreside, Maine, in conjunction with Ann Marie accepting an attractive career opportunity in Salt Lake City in September of 2013. The 2500 mile relocation presented some challenging obstacles but as it turned out none were more difficult than the challenge of replacing our Maine health care coverage in our new home in Utah.
I am 73 have been diagnosed with chronic cardiovascular disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, Type II Diabetes and a seizure disorder. All of which have been controlled for several years by diet, exercise and medication following a grand mall seizure and a stroke in 1996 and two heart bypass operations, in 1999 and 2009. Obviously, replacing the healthcare network we had in Maine was very important to us.
When moving regionally instead of cross country we have always been able to network among physicians that we had had and their contacts in the new location to find help in meeting our needs. When moving 2500 miles we found that the network can become significantly weakened or disappear altogether. After two months of getting nowhere we were running out of options and renewable prescriptions.
Ann Marie happened to mention our plight to her boss for whom she had worked in Maine for several years. In response he related a similar experience that he and his wife had a couple of years earlier when moving to Utah from Maine. Their solution to these difficulties, through an acquaintance, was MDVIP and physician Kim Scott, M.D. He said that when they joined MDVIP their problems went away and after two years of MDVIP membership they were very happy with the results.
We arranged a meeting with Dr. Scott and that led to an introduction Dr. Ahn who has become both a friend and our primary care physician. She is first and foremost a knowledgeable and compassionate physician who has earned the respect of her peers as well as her patients. She will do anything to improve or maintain the health of her patients and she does an excellent job of matching her patients to specialists. Tomorrow I will be going to the Moran Eye Center on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City for the first operation of my cataract repair surgery thanks to Dr. Ahns referral. In January I had my first appointment with my new cardiologist, arranged by Dr. Ahn, and I liked him a lot. As it turns out he knows two of my former cardiologists in Portland, ME well.
Dr. Ahn and MDVIP are turning our biggest problem into one of our biggest assets. Perhaps most of all She Really Does Care. We feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Ahn and MDVIP.