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Education: We help you to understand your diagnosis and treatment options. Physicians have a limited timeframe for consultations. We supplement the information they provide with answers to additional questions you may have about P.A.D. The Way To My Heart not only provides one-on-one support, but also online facilitated group support with other P.A.D. Warriors who share their experiences, as well as monthly new patient orientations, weekly physician and clinician Q&A's, quarterly virtual conferences and a monthly newsletter.
Appointment preparation. We help you sort out your thoughts and experiences so are prepared to maximize the 15 minute consultation with your vascular specialist. We also will work with you on a strategic set of questions to discuss with your doctor.
Appointment Support. Have you ever gone into an appointment and forgotten all of what you hoped to address? Has a doctor offered treatment options that you weren't familiar with and weren't sure what to ask? We attend appointments with you via phone/video chat to ensure all of your questions are answered. We also have extensive experience observing treatments in Cath Labs around the world and can ask additional questions related to them so that you can make an informed decision about your options.
Appointment Follow-up. We schedule a follow-up conversation with you and friends/family you choose to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options to ensure a comprehensive understanding. We also work with you on a strategy to comply with critical lifestyle modifications prescribed by your physician. Plus, we provide appointment reminders and help find a second opinion if necessary.
2020-21 Leg Savers of the Year
For this award, patients nominated Vascular Specialists who saved their life & limb:
Dr. Athar Ansari | California Heart & Vascular Clinic | PATIENT NOMINATION VIDEO
Dr. Jihad Mustapha |Advanced Cardiac & Vascular | PATIENT NOMINATION VIDEO
2021 PAD Awarenss Month "Leg Saver" Dr. John Rundback | American Endovascular
2020 PAD Awareness Month "Patient Champion": Dr. Ashish Gupta | AWARD VIDEO
2020 GLOBAL Vascular Doctor of the Year: Dr. Lorenzo Patrone: READ ARTICLE
"Save My Piggies" Podcast
Host: Dr. John Phillips
Save My Piggies is a podcast for patients by patients hosted by "Leg Saver" Dr. John Phillips. Patients share their stories of perseverance to inspire others who have Peripheral Artery Disease to always get a second opinion, to seek options beyond amputation, and to take their health into their own hands by making critical lifestyle modifications that could safe life & limb.
Episode 1: Meet "Kim"
How Kim saved her 'other' leg from amputation
"If I were to do it all over again I wouldn't have settled for amputation. I would've gotten a second opinion."
Episode 2: Meet "Derrick & Toni"
Hear Derrick's Journey that took him from amputation at a large nearby hospital to an Office-Based Lab hours away where a highly skilled Interventional Cardiologist saved his foot.
His wife, Toni, shares critical lessons learned along the way.
Episode 3: Meet "Steve"
"Steve" shares his successful decade-long "Walking As Medicine" treatment program.
"It was a much better option than bypass, which I likely would've had to have re-done by now."
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