The people we serve are at the heart of everything we do. By making an impact in a person's life, we're living out our mission of creating healthier communities. Each person we heal has their own story of what the care of St. Luke's Health provided meant to them. Lean more behind the medicine from the patient stories.
Michael Francis, a law enforcement agent in Houston, Texas, has dealt with seizures all his life. As the first step in treating almost any chronic condition, Michael’s doctor prescribed medication to reduce his seizure activity and keep his epilepsy
Dessie Bice, a woman always on the go, made sure to practice healthy habits, including eating a balanced diet and exercising every day. She never thought that her family’s history of heart disease could impact her. During her annual cardiovascular checkup at The Heart & Vascular Institute at The Woodlands Hospital, she told her cardiologist, Dr. Vincent Aquino, about a
It was an average Sunday for Albert Yang and his wife Janie Tsai when something suddenly went terribly wrong. “I had gotten up to make breakfast and the kids ran into the kitchen to tell me that mommy fell,” said Yang. “I noticed that her body was kind of limp and her speech was on-and-off slurred, and the left side of her face started to droop.” Janie had suffered a major
Driving home one night after playing a show with his band, Phred Williams felt a pain in his arm and tightness in his chest. It wasn’t until a few moments later he realized he was having a heart attack. He drove himself to a local hospital near his home where he was told he needed to immediately receive a stent. After he was prepped for surgery, Phred was left alone and did
“I’m in control of my life now.” Rudy Hardy, a former federal law enforcement officer, knew something was wrong nearly 20 years ago. “The tremor started to show up on the pistol range. I could control it, but that’s where it started showing up.” For years, Rudy thought he was living with essential tremor, a common neurological disorder that often occurs in people age 40 and