This post is in collaboration with Adventist Health White Memorial.
As many of you know, I’ve been on a wellness journey and dealing with all of the complications that come with having TMJ disorder. Much of the delay in getting the help I needed was that I could not find the right professionals to treat it. There’s no “cure” for it. It’s a disorder that will require a life of maintenance to keep symptoms to a minimum. After going from doctor to doctor, I learned just how difficult it is to navigate the health system. After several years of searching, I was able to find a team of professionals that work closely together, which has been a huge factor in my progress. Life would be grand if the health professionals we needed were all under one one, wouldn’t it? I recently paid a visit to the Center for Limb Preservation & Advanced Wound Care at Adventist Health White Memorial, which is designed to reverse the growing number of diabetic patients locally facing amputation by offering state-of-the-art care under one roof.
Under One Roof Health Care
I do not have diabetes but I have many relatives who do, including my father. Like me, my family has run the gamut of doctors seeking to treat symptoms that, in the end, are all related but treated separately. White Memorial offers comprehensive care and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to connecting the dots between treating the body as a whole.
The other impressive thing to note is that this award winning hospital is located in the Boyle heights sections of Los Angeles and they cater to the needs of the community. It is at the heart of what they do.
“The Center for Limb Preservation & Advanced Wound Care at White Memorial truly exemplifies our commitment to combining state-of-the-art technology, the creative thinking of our medical staff and a passion for treating our patients to address a growing medical threat in our community,” said John Raffoul, WMMC President & CEO. “The Center’s multidisciplinary approach saves limbs and save lives.”
As we toured the facility, I wished I could bring loved ones who live with the challenges of diabetes to this hospital. The staff is welcoming and the doctors are top-notch. You can feel the warmth and care for their patients and the passion they have for saving lives and uplifting the community by giving them the resources and information they need to live a more optimal life.
Like I said, if you can find a facility that looks at the whole picture for your condition, it really is a blessing. It is rare. Should diabetes ever be a challenge I need to face (genes cane make some of us more vulnerable to the condition), I know where I’m going for care.