He saved my life with his attention to detail

Dean Madonia

Today I had a quick trip to the emergency department (ED). I passed out and fractured my foot while changing my ileostomy bag yesterday. The entire staff was excellent, but I was especially excited to see Dr. Jason Parviz attending today.

In June, I had come to the ED for what I believed to be heart problems and it turned out I had cancer. Jason treated me and just before I left, he gave me a quick rectal exam and immediately referred me for a colonoscopy which discovered cancer.

If he had not gone the extra mile, I would have gone home – again, but instead they caught me at stage 3b.

It is my belief that my life was saved by Dr. Parviz and his attention to detail.

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