I am a healthy 64 year-old male living in a wellness community in the south. At a recent checkup, I was shocked to hear my doctor report that my PSA level had drastically risen from 4 to 10. Following a biopsy, I suffered a further blow when I received a prostate cancer diagnosis.
Through PinnacleCare, I gained the invaluable support of a team of knowledgeable and caring professionals to guide me through all of these options and help me personally decide what was best for my specific needs.
News travels fast inside the beautiful gates of the wellness community. As my friends heard of my new diagnosis, each person came to me with what they believed to be “the best options” and “best physicians.” I became more confused with each new doctor’s name and treatment approach that came to me.
So I reached out to PinnacleCare. They suggested that we process the diagnosis one step at a time. Their first step was to generate a research report to educate my wife and me on prostate cancer and all of the available treatment options. They then guided me through an informed decision on the course of treatment and doctor that would best suit my specific needs.
I am a Boston native and decided to research my options there first. PinnacleCare facilitated a consultation with the Chief of Urology at two Centers of Excellence. They even gathered and sent all of my relevant medical records for each appointment.
My local physician had originally told me that I was not a candidate for surgery. However, the specialists in Boston countered this opinion and told me that as a healthy male at my age, I certainly qualified for surgery. The PinnacleCare team immediately scheduled my surgery for me.
When I was first diagnosed, I was extremely overwhelmed by the vast amount of options and information. Through PinnacleCare, I gained the invaluable support of a team of knowledgeable and caring professionals to guide me through all of these options and help me personally decide what was best for my specific needs.
PinnacleCare provided me with the confidence I needed during this extremely difficult time. I can’t imagine having gone through this devastating diagnosis without the care and support of PinnacleCare.