When Stacey and Gene Mihaly were on a biking holiday in Sweden several years ago, they never expected they were rolling into an accident that would include international negotiations, a proprietary Swedish medical instrument, a pandemic, a call to a senator, and the deft skills of Derek Jenkins, MD at the Total Joint Center at the Miriam Hospital.
For Gail, tending to the beautiful gardens at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum is not only her job, it's her passion. So, when hip pain made it nearly impossible for her to do what she loved - she turned to University Orthopedics, Inc. and Dr. Jenkins.
Fifty-three-year-old Michael Friend was diagnosed with a rare form of arthritis that caused his patella, or kneecap, to dislocate. Friend said he knew he needed a knee replacement when it hurt just to walk.
Rhode Island seems to be attracting patients from across the country to find the best medical care, and not just for innovative, unique cancer treatments. As Channel 10's Barbara Morse founds, people are increasingly traveling to the state to receive the world-class care offered at University Orthopedics.