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Legacy Patient Stories

Stories from our patients

You’re not alone. Everyone’s story is unique, but we all desire the same thing — quality care with a compassionate touch. Legacy provides that care. See what our patients have to say about their experiences. Have your own Legacy story? Send it in! We want to hear from you.



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A patient story: Bill Norris, heart hero

Bill Norris is a dad, an adventurer, and has been an Olympic-level cross-country runner. He also had been diagnosed with mild mitral valve prolapse, but had no symptoms at first.
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Heart Care

Surgery brings smiles to youngest patient

When Mark A. Terry, M.D. first met Paxton, a toddler from Idaho who needed surgery, he said he saw a "young child who was scared, in pain and functionally bilaterally blind." Dr.
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Eye Care

Back in the garden after eye treatment

Elaine Nelson, 75, knew something wasn’t right with her vision when she started seeing "wavy colors." “I’ve had a number of different things that have gone amok
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Eye Care

Student back to busy life after doctor's help

Emily Sipes is a busy graduate student who juggles two jobs – cooking and teaching English – while working to get her Master’s degree in teaching ESL. In between,
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Legacy Medical Group
Gastroenterology

Doctor's thorough action saves man's vision

It was one of those picture-perfect days Brad Loveland loves so much: fly-fishing for winter steelhead on the Big Elk River in southwestern Oregon. So when the rain started, Brad
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Eye Care

Woman loses weight, gains mobility

By her early 50s, Carla Adams had become a self-described “couch potato” with a serious diabetes problem. “I couldn’t move,” says Carla, who, at 5
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Weight-loss Surgery

Weight-loss surgery gives man new freedom

“The top-notch care you receive at Legacy Weight and Diabetes Institute starts with the folks at the front desk and continues all the way through the organization.”
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Weight-loss Surgery

He found hope...

“I have tried every diet, read every diet book and invented a few diets myself. They all gave me temporary weight loss, but it was always only temporary.” Weight was
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Weight-loss Surgery

Glaucoma patient, 90, sets his sights on international competition

Frank Weber is 90 years old, and he has glaucoma and macular degeneration. Yet despite his age and eye disease, he excels at the shot put, discus and javelin. In fact, Frank is
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Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Eye Care

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