Patient Stories

Reid Vein Center procedures bring relief to young mother

With a family history of leg vein issues, Alli Blunk was not really surprised when she developed painful varicose veins during her second pregnancy in 2016. As a nurse, she also knew treatments were available. So a few months after her daughter was born, she scheduled a free screening at the Reid Vein Center. The

Acute Rehab team helps get patient back on her feet

When Cecilia Crowe first arrived on the Acute Rehab Unit (ARU) at Reid Health in May, she could not stand on her own. And the first time she was able to do so, she could only stay up about 30 seconds, she recalls. Several weeks and numerous inpatient rehab sessions later, she is “walking everywhere”

Mooresville man finds trusted spine surgeon, pain relief in Richmond

When it comes to doctors dealing with his joint and spine issues, John Wright does his homework. It was his research on the internet that brought him all the way to Reid Orthopedics in Richmond from Mooresville, he said. “He carries the title of a doctor but he’s like a family member who cares about

Skill, compassionate understanding draw patients to Reid specialist

It’s not just the fact that there simply aren’t many specialists willing to tackle their health issues that bring Tammy Jackson and Sheryl Teague three to four hours from their homes in Kentucky to see Dr. Sara Diaz Valentin in Richmond. A third patient, Janice Longnecker of the Milton area, didn’t have to come nearly

Sleep study, treatment prove life-changing for Centerville man

His symptoms were classic for serious sleep apnea. He was tired all the time, no matter how much he slept. He snored and gasped during the night. He was often groggy during his half-hour commute to work each day. And for Eric Fields of Centerville, relief with treatment was almost immediate. “I felt better the