For over the last two decades, Wayne Oates has experienced atrial fibrillation (AFib), and spent many years of his journey trying to find a cardiologist that was the right fit. Eventually, his primary care physician referred him to Gery Tomassoni, MD, and after seven years, they’ve established the type of bond he always knew was possible.
“I’m thankful for the little moments, just those little touches of care let me know that I was more than just a patient and they truly cared about me.” says Wayne.
For Wayne, it wasn’t just the connection he cultivated with his physician, it was the support and care that emanated from every employee that he came across. “I’ve been through a lot of office visits, procedures and tests, not only have they educated me through what my body is going through, they’ve supported me every step of the way.”
Being thankful for having access to great care, good medical doctors and staff that he trusts stands out to Wayne as he reflects on his time with Baptist Health. “I’ve been a patient of Baptist Health for a long time,” he says. “My wife and I have watched this hospital transition since the early ‘80s to make upgrades and meet the needs of our community. Every experience we’ve had has been very positive. It’s been obvious that I was not in this alone, and I am truly grateful for a great medical support team that worked to make me feel better and support me during my difficult days.”
I’m thankful for the little moments, just those little touches of care let me know that I was more than just a patient and they truly cared about me.