I would recommend Dr. Minnick to anyone in a heartbeat

Lonnie Horn, Patient

Dr. Minnick is an exceptional doctor full of compassion and kindness. I am so grateful to Dr. Houchin for referring me to him! Dr. Minnick listened to my concerns and answered my questions. I had been in intense pain for over ten years due to gallstones. Dr. Minnick recommended we finally take out my gallbladder.

It started when he indicated that he would like to send me for a CAT scan. The next evening he called me and told me that I had been diagnosed with cancer. Since he was not going to be in the office the next day, he felt it was important to let me know as soon as possible. Since I had severe pain several weeks before the scheduled surgery, I was seen in the ER and they said I would need to have my gallbladder removed immediately.

Another doctor was supposed to perform the surgery because I had been scheduled for surgery that evening. Dr. Minnick offered to trade places with the other surgeon because he wanted to take out several lymph nodes and was familiar with my history. Because my lymph nodes were around my artery, he took out several lymph nodes around my gall bladder. While getting a cancer diagnosis is never easy, it was fortunate to find out in the early stages so it could be monitored. He set all of the appropriate testing with the other specialists. I never felt rushed when speaking with him or his staff. Since he also performed Baratric Surgery, he suggested I might benefit from the Baratric and Metabolism Clinic but I was not required to have Baratric surgery. While I had lost some weight before going there, I was given the tools and support of the doctors and therapist to lose additional weight. I have lost about 70 pounds over the course of a year.

Later when I went to the ER about concerns over an infection, Dr. Minnick came down to the room personally to look at the incision. While Dr. Minnick reassured me the incision was healing fine, he gave me some antibiotics just in case. There are not many doctors left who take the time and listen to your concerns and not treat you like you are an inconvenience because they care enough to treat the whole person.

I would like to give props to entire team who followed up on scheduling and after care summary. I can’t express in words how much it meant for going above and beyond what was expected of me.