Patient Stories

Cherrell’s story: My colonoscopy confession

by Cherrell Freeman-Davis, practice administrator, Gastroenterology
March 12, 2018

My friend was in her mid-50s and, like me, she worked in health care. She was a busy mom and…

A Jewish Hospital Chaplain’s Christmas

by David Balto, Volunteer Chaplain, Department of Spiritual Care
January 02, 2018

I am a Chaplain at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the nation’s capital. It is my third…

Living a pain-free lifestyle after double knee replacement surgery

by the MWHC Blog Team
December 20, 2017

This Christmas will be extra-special for Barbara Lott. For the first time in several years, the 68-year-old Washington, D.C., resident…

Bariatric surgery at 18: Jewel’s story

by Jewel Francis-Aburime, 18-year-old bariatric surgery patient
December 18, 2017

In July 2016, I attended a bariatric surgery information session with my mom. I went to support her, but I…

A mother’s last wish

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 04, 2017

(Photo L to R: Dr. Gregory Argyros, chaplains Teklu Gudeto, Emmanuel Saidi, Christopher Oranyeli, Jerome McCallum, Anthony Akinlolu,  Sheila Brown, Paulette Davidson…

Unusual vascular condition almost costs a fitness trainer’s legs

by the MWHC Blog Team
August 03, 2017

A Rare Condition Joel Patton was the quintessential picture of health, boasting a strong body and mind. An IT professional…