A Patient’s Story

I have two herniated discs in my low back. I work as a window washer and the job requires moving and climbing heavy ladders. I also have to make sudden unnatural movements and get into uncomfortable positions while I am working. On May 2, at a height of 12 feet, I performed an involuntary movement and right away I felt a sharp pain in my back.  For two days I took pills and tried to keep the pain down. Finally on May 4 at 6:15 a.m. when I decided to call Dr. Gary Eshanov. He answered the phone and I said, “I am sorry doctor, did I awake you?” He was very nice and said, “Alberto what is wrong?”  I answered, “Doctor my back is killing me for two days can I come see you?”  Dr. Gary said to me, ” Let me wake up and get ready and have a  cup of coffee. I have two appointments early this morning, but I can squeeze you in at 9 a.m.”  At 7:45 a.m. my phone rang, it was Dr. Gary calling to tell  me one of his patient was not able to come and he could see me at 8:20a.m.  I got to his office early,  he twisted me and pushed on my spine and put me on a machine for pain;  within 30 minutes I started to feel the pain going away.

Thank you! Thanks Dr. Gary, honest people like you see a person in pain with your heart and wanting to help them is what really makes a difference in medicine. I wish more doctors would act like you and not view patients as a way to just make  money, God bless you Dr. Gary.




Alberto Fonseca