During the last 12 months, I have had numerous opportunities to access several departments of Altru Healthcare.

I have been treated by Ophthalmology, Family Practice, General Surgery, Emergency Services, Hospitalization, Radiology, Pulmonology, Interventional Radiology, and Infectious Disease. I have been treated in person and virtually.

My issues have included treatment for macular degeneration, hernia repair, asthma, pneumonia, and fungal infection. The prescribed tests and treatments were: eye injections, X-rays, CT-Scans, brain scan, ultrasound, pulmonary drainage, breathing test, lung biopsy, and several prescriptions for antibiotics, steroids, and others. All this has been done without having to leave Grand Forks, and with missing less than ten days of work.

This is only to commend Altru and its staff of physicians, nurses and technicians for accomplishing things that not long ago would have required multiple trips to Minneapolis or Rochester. Moreover, the specialists involved did not hesitate to refer me to others when necessary. It is all too easy to take such treatment for granted. Particularly in this time of challenging health care, it is important to be grateful for the professional services we have in Grand Forks.

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