My 18-year-old son, just two weeks into his first semester in college, sustained a head injury during a visit to an upscale New York resort after his go-cart flipped over twice on the grounds. He also suffered a broken arm as a result of the accident.
Without PinnacleCare, it would have made the whole process a nightmare for me. I would have figured something out, but not as quickly or with as much confidence that I was in the right place. I would have been shooting in the dark.
He was taken to a local hospital in New York, where the medical team focused almost exclusively on the arm injury rather than the head trauma he’d sustained. He was experiencing many concussion-like symptoms at the time, including dizziness, nausea, and the inability to think clearly.
From our California home, we contacted PinnacleCare, who located two highly-rated neurologists/concussion experts near his campus in Boston. They also facilitated the appointments much quicker than we could have done on our own. Upon examination, the specialists were able to confirm that he had indeed suffered a concussion from the wreck and verified that the symptoms he was experiencing were as a result of that concussion.
Without the assistance of PinnacleCare to guide me to the proper concussion experts, and to orchestrate the follow-up appointments, I would have been more panicked and less positive about the course of treatment that we were taking.
Following confirmation of the diagnosis, my son’s prescribed course of treatment was six weeks of rest and to remain relatively immobile while at home.
With the help of PinnacleCare and his neurologists, he made it back to college with just two weeks remaining in the semester. And despite the physical setbacks, he finished out the school year with straight A’s and a perfect grade point average.