Richard “Rich” Esposito of Plymouth Pet & Aquarium had always had excellent eye sight. But three weeks after accidentally slapping his right eye with a flex piece of PVC pipe, he couldn’t shake the uncomfortable sensation that “something was on his eye.” Having already seen a different eye doctor three days after the incident, Rich decided to call who he deemed the local eye care authority—White Mountain Eye Care.
The last thing Andrew McLean, 43, of Moultonborough remembers is walking in to the Emergency Department waiting room at Speare Memorial Hospital. The next thing he knew he was waking up in a hospital room at the New England Heart Institute at Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in Manchester—two days later. How he got there is quite a story, and one he has been told a few times since his journey began on April 23.
Steve Danosi of Laconia spent an afternoon clearing shrubs on his property. A couple of hours later he noticed cramping in his right thigh, but only gave the discomfort a passing thought. A month later, however, he was walking bent over and had lost muscle tone in his leg.
Four years ago when Rebecca “Becky” and John Zumbach—both teachers in Gilford—moved to Ashland to be more centrally located between work and the mountains where they first met, the task of finding new doctors was simply part of their relocation process. A friend recommended Dr. Banister, at Plymouth OB/GYN, to Becky and having also heard great things about Speare Memorial Hospital, she established herself as a patient. Two years later, the Zumbachs experienced the full continuu
Creig Leonetta says it was the teamwork of the staff—clinical and non clinical— that made a difference. “I want everyone to know how appreciative I was. They never made you feel rushed or imposed upon. When they were there, they were there to take care of you like you were the only patient on the floor. It just amazed me they gave you the time you needed and maybe a few minutes more. You began to feel like it’s a family.”
“We can fix that,” were four words Bob Keith of Moultonborough thought he would never hear. Over the last decade Bob’s quality of life had diminished due to growing discomfort from a surgical wound that would not heal. Then the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center opened at Speare, and Dr. Koren gave Bob new hope for healing his old wound.
He’s from Plymouth, she’s from Pambula, Australia. They met surfing 12 years ago while students at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. Globe-trotters Micah and Rachael McLane could have been anywhere in the world when it came time to welcome their son, Mobius or “Mobi”, but return to Plymouth, NH to have him at Speare.
One year and two hip replacements later (one on each side), Steve Sharps, 62, of Holderness says, “I never expected to be where I am today. This fall I went hunting at our camp up in Pittsburgh, climbed Crystal Mountain twice, and went canoeing. I feel great.”