Cardiac Patients Share Their Stories

Your friends and neighbors from throughout southwest Michigan and beyond share their experiences at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Do you have a story to share? Click on the "What's Your Story" button and complete the form. 
What's Your Story?

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Getting to the heart of the problem

Jerry Zerby
May, 2022
The WATCHMAN is a wonderful invention.

A life touched by TAVR

I couldn't ask for any better.

A blessing in disguise

Stephani Wuthnow

Physicians:

Kourosh Baghelai, MD
Nov, 2020
The staff worked so well together.

Between the Beats

Michael Morse
Jan, 2020
I love going to Lakeland.

Your Body Knows Best

Terry Allen

Physicians:

Thomas Pow, MD
Aug, 2019
A heart attack can happen to anyone.

Just Like Any Other Day

I was one of the fortunate ones.

Beyond the Blockage

Brian Miner

Physicians:

Christopher Chiu, MD
Jun, 2019
Listen to your body. Don’t brush it off.

In Good Hands

LaKeena Crawford

Physicians:

Kourosh Baghelai, MD
Apr, 2019
I was terrified, but they gave me hope.

More Than Just Heart Burn

Rusty Schrubba

Physicians:

Jerome Kuhnlein, MD
Mar, 2019
Dr. Kuhnlein was great. He told me exactly what was going to happen and how the stent was going to work.

A Sure Sign

Riley Raines
Jun, 2018
If I could have personally hand-picked every caregiver, I couldn’t have picked anyone better.
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Common questions about Watchman, answered by patients

Patients discuss how the Watchman has worked for them.

See why Watchman reduces stroke risk and how the procedure is done.

The Watchman procedure is a trusted alternative to blood thinners that permanently reduces both stroke risk and bleeding worry.

Watchman Patient Jerry Zerby explains why this is a wonderful invention that will save many lives.

Watchman is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem who need an alternative to blood thinners.

Physician Video Profile: Ogubay Mesmer, MD (Cardiology)

Ogubay Mesmer, MD is a cardiologist with Spectrum Health Lakeland that specializes in adult cardiovascular disorders.

Physician Video Profile: William Lawrence, MD (Cardiology)

William Lawrence, MD is an interventional cardiologist with Spectrum Health Lakeland that specializes in adult cardiovascular disorders.

Provider Video Profile: Jaclynn Jackubowski, NP (Cardiology)

Jaclynn Jackubowski, NP, works with a variety of patients with complex heart conditions.

TAVR heart valve replacement surgery

TAVR heart valve replacement surgery explained by Spectrum Health Lakeland cardiac specialists.

Physician Video Profile: Dale Leffler, DO (Cardiology)

Dale Leffler, DO is an interventional cardiologist with Spectrum Health Lakeland that specializes in adult cardiovascular disorders.

Provider Video Profile: Emily Milliken, NP (Cardiology)

Emily Milliken, NP is the TAVR Coordinator at Spectrum Health Lakeland. She works with a variety of patients with complex heart conditions.

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