Patient Success Story: “Dr. Fogarty saved my life a year ago today.”
On April 12, 2023, Edinger Medical Group physician Dr. Tamara Fogarty, MD, FACP received a heartfelt thank you letter from a longtime patient.
“My Primary Care Provider, Dr. Tamara Fogarty, a physician for Edinger Medical Group, saved my life a year ago today, April 12, 2023. I was in her office for a small issue and she suggested she check my heart while I was there. We were both surprised to hear that I had a heart murmur. She sent me to a heart specialist immediately and he sent me to another one. The diagnosis was the need for a TAVR and the procedure was scheduled quickly. Dr. Arvind S. Nirula and Dr. Sanjiv Patel operated and implanted a Sapien 3 Ultra Transcatheter Heart Valve on May 12, 2022. I must say I had no pain at any time and had such excellent care at the hospital and during the following months. I am in awe of their expertise!
It seems to me that the glue that held this entire process together was Diane Ison, a Structural Heart Coordinator, that was either by my side or on the telephone coordinating this year-long process of tests and exams, and is still in constant contact in following up on my progress.
I will soon be 92, and still take care of my home and the outside gardening, as well as dancing four times a week.
I am so grateful to all of you for this extra year of life and more to follow!” wrote EMG patient, Donna Lee Taylor.
This patient success story is a powerful testament not only to the quality of care we deliver at Edinger Medical Group, but also to the exceptional network of specialists we entrust with our patients. We are grateful to Mrs. Taylor for allowing us to publicly share her story to inspire others to always attend routine visits to their Primary Care Doctor.