Monday, July 27, 2015

Genuine Heartfelt Love for her Patients.

Many people in the world , for one reason or another find their true calling in life. I'd like to tell you about a very special woman who has found her true calling. Her name is Kathy Pitts, who is an Occupational Therapist currently employed at THERAPY1ONE located at 3210 Jenks Ave. Panama City, FL 32405.

I met Kathy as a patient in 2005, after my left wrist was replaced, as well as complicated tendon surgery due to my severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. l As soon as I met Kathy, I knew she was the Occupational Therapist for me. I say this because, as complicated as my recovery would be, she took an unbelievable interest in my case. She did not hesitate to call my Orthopedic Surgeon to fully understand the protocol he wanted her to perform with my wrist and tendons in order to achieve the very best outcome of my surgery. My surgery was snot one that was easily recoverable from because the Rheumatoid Arthritis was so severe, I had almost no use of the hand at all. With Kathy's help and unbelievable dedication to my case, the outcome was better than I had ever expected it to be.

Around 2006, I had to have my shoulder replaced because the movement was very painful, and my range of motion was decreasing  at a fast rate. Again, because of her dedication and caring, I had gone back to Kathy, because I knew that if anyone could get me moving my arm and shoulder again, it was Kathy Pitts.  Once again, Kathy did an amazing job with my rehabilitation. If I had any concerns or questions, she was readily available to speak to me. She did not hesitate to call me, or ask me to come in to discuss and address my concerns or questions.

Recently in 2014 I had to have my wrist replacement removed because of several fluid sacks that appear on  my hand, which has to be surgically removed, and my Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Steven Kronlage was afraid they would keep developing. He was not sure what was causing this other that the Rheumatoid Arthritis and there was other tendon issues he needed to tune up while he was taking the replacement out. He was the one who told me to go back to Kathy because I would need a special splint to support my wrist and my tendons while they were healing. Well, by this time Kathy had moved from her former place to THERAPY1ONE. I had to Google her name, but was able to find out she was at THERAPY1ONE. I did not want to go to anyone else for my therapy, because I trusted her completely, and I knew she was the best Occupational therapist in Panama City, and was the one person familiar with my surgery. This special splint that Kathy had to make for me by hand was the most complicated piece of equipment I have ever seen, and like before, she personally called my surgeon to speak with him about me and what exactly he needed her to make. We sent him a picture of it when she was finished , and he was amazed at her talent in making this specialized brace. Then, at my next visit appointment with him, he got to se3e it in person, he was very impressed with her talent.

This year, Dr. Kronlage will be putting my wrist replacement back in because it seems that the fluid sack have not returned since then, he will also be fixing my right index finger, and replacing the knuckle with a plastic one., because the arthritis has eaten away at it to where I am not able to make a fist and of course you know where I will be doing therapy. I would also like to say that my Orthopedic Surgeon has many patients that travel, as I do, from Panama City to Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. for their surgeries. He recommends Kathy to all his patients that live here or close to here because he has seen her work first hand with me since 2005.0

Not only is Kathy great at her job, she truly cares about her patients in a way I have never experienced with any other therapist. She takes a special interest in everyone of them, not just me. It only takes one time meeting this amazing women to realize that she takes pride in her work, cares deeply for her patients, and has found her true calling in life. I will never go to another therapist other than Kathy because of her dedication to her patients, determination to see them heal and return to a pain free full life, and her  genuine heartfelt love for her patients.


Sincerely and Gratefully

Ms. Mary