We need your aid. Readership of regional news outlets has actually reached record highs. However because of COVID-19, marketing has dropped, and readers are n't subscribing quick enough to fill the void. #SupportLocalNews by contributing today. Family medicine practitioner Michael Pothen surpasses the wheelhouse of his own competence to help a patient with her chronic disease. Jenna Zeihen, a Carthage College trainee, nominated Michael Pothen to be called the Racine County Eye Hero of the Week. Michael Pothen is a physician at Aurora Health Care, 8400 Washington Ave in Mount Pleasant. He studied medication at the Medical University of the Americas. Even though his time is usually invested assisting others with their basic health, he never ever turned his nose far from assistinga complicated patient. What makes him a hero?”He not only is an excellent listener and provider, but he is an empath. He leads his practice and care with empathy
,”Zeihen says. More than Medicine While attempting to handle the symptoms from her health problem, Zeihen faced numerous obstacles. She coped with an autoimmune illness called mast cell activation syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia
syndrome. For her, one of the significant obstacles being able to discover a doctor that accepted her and the challenges of navigating her chronic disease. Doctor Gives Perspective As a doctor, this medical professional comprehends looking after the client as a whole. “My first significant health breakthrough originated from finding him,” Zeihen stated.”He is the first physician
to acknowledge that my heart, my
feelings, and the toll my chronic illness handles my life are simply as valid as the physical modifications and discomfort.”For Zeihen, Pothn deserves this honor due to the fact that he moved mountains for her. Jenna isn't the only patient he has helped along the method and she knows that. Community Impact How can Racine support him? The very best method is to make his name heard and lifted
. Doctors can gain from his compassionate and raw approach to medication. He values the value of listening. Going through something hard like a medical
issue or treatment
implies something to this city to have him. Thank you, Dr. Pothen for your dedication to the city and clients. If you know a health care expert or very first responder who exemplifies the significance of being a hero, please nominate them to be the next Racine County Eye Hero of the Week. Submit this form to do so.
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