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Patient Stories

Carole Brown takes part in a Native American dance in Rhode Island.

Carole’s Story

Carole Brown got back into the dance of life following knee replacement. Before, she had stabbing pain and could only sit for a few minutes before she was forced to stand.


"It’s very satisfying to be back in there dancing with my friends." - Carole Brown

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Skipper David Tyrrell’s hand is examined by Christopher Got, MD, as they stand by Tyrrell's boat.

David’s Story

Sportfishing captain David Tyrrell’s hand surgery allowed him to return to his livelihood. Amazingly, Tyrrell was back to fishing in just three months. 


Christopher Got, MD "was my doctor. Now he’s my friend."  - David Tyrrell

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Paul Zimmerman goes white water rafting after his should replacement surgery.

Paul’s Story

Paul Zimmerman had an innovative shoulder replacement surgery at Lifespan after doing extensive research about hospitals in the Northeast, including Boston and New York.


"The shoulder replacement surgery was 'a life-changing event.'" - Paul Zimmerman

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West Warwick veterinarian Paige Plumb walks her dogs in a park.

Paige’s Story

Paige Plumb, DVM, a West Warwick, RI veterinarian, needed two new hips in order to care for her four-legged patients.


"There isn’t anything I can’t do now."  - Dr. Paige Plumb

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Coleen Yaroshenko stands in front of a large window overlooking a tree-bordered parking lot.

Coleen’s Story

Coleen Yaroshenko, a Pawtucket, RI native went from stuck in bed to climbing mountains. Yaroshenko, who had previously enjoyed an active lifestyle found herself becoming increasingly housebound and sedentary due to the back pain.


"The surgery completely changed my life. I could feel the difference the first time I got out of the hospital bed." - Coleen Yaroshenko

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Karen Holt takes a walk on a tree-lined street.

Karen’s Story

When Karen Holt received her second knee replacement, she decided to do something different. She decided to recover from her surgery at home and have a physical therapist come to her house.

"Recovering at home, you can get up at will, task yourself with different things." - Karen Holt


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Damian Dupuy, MD sits at his desk with medical books on shelves behind him.

Damian’s Story

Damian Dupuy, MD's problems began as a teenager and he had undergone multiple surgeries since. However, his work, which requires him to stand for hours, had taken a toll. He was in constant pain.


"I realized that now was the time to have a total knee replacement."  - Dr. Damian Dupuy

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Brittney Lowe jogs along a tree-lined street.

Brittney’s Story

Smithfield native Brittney Lowe had a sinking feeling of déjà vu the morning she rose to get out of bed and realized she suddenly couldn't walk. However, she can now once again run and exercise pain-free.


"I've been running every day and working out every day at the gym."  - Brittney Lowe

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