Dear Dr. Mak, Dr. Grace, Thomas, Edwin, Aileen, Paula and Edith:
Thank you all for taking such good care of me during the planning and delivery of my CyberKnife treatment. I really appreciate the attentive and compassionate care that I have received the entire time I have been coming. Thanks again!
~ L.L. (diagnosed with adrenal metastasis)
A great article on how a prostate cancer patient won battle against his insurance company for coverage on the CyberKnife treatment. As indicated in the article, the FDA approved the CyberKnife treatment more than a decade ago. Instead of undergoing 40 fractions of external radiation therapy or major surgery, CyberKnife only takes 4 treatment which offers a much more convenient and minimally invasive alternative for patients. Unfortunately, we still occasionally get denials from the insurance companies. Hopefully, they will soon recognize the benefits that CyberKnife offers and will make it available for all their patients.
I-Team: Insurance company makes exception for prostate cancer patient.
“I did not know what to expect, but I had very caring people letting me know the process was nothing to be afraid of. What I liked was the assurance that all would be done in no time and the confidence they gave me.”
~ O.E diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia
Congratulations to our very own Dr. Albert Mak for being named “Top Doctor” by U.S. News and Report!
The U.S. News and Report identified the nation’s best doctors based on a peer nomination process. “At the Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of patient care and support before, during and after their treatment. It is such an honor to be recognized by your peers and I am humbled by their support!” stated Dr. Mak.
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Mak!
It seems like Summer has finally arrived in Southern California! According to the Pasadena Star News, temperatures are expected to hit the mid- to upper- 90s in the much of the San Gabriel Valley, while the Foothill areas can expect to top 100 degrees. Please follow the following tips for staying safe during the heat wave:
- Stay hydrated!!! Drink plenty of water and other fluids (alcoholic beverages don’t count)
- Wear appropriate clothing such as light-weight and/or loose-fitting clothing
- Change your exercise routine to early morning or late evening
- Stay indoor (air-conditioned if possible). If you don’t have a/c in your home, go to the mall, watch a movie at the theater or stop by a community cooling center
- Make sure to wear sunscreen when you are outside
- Check in on your family, friends and neighbors who are elderly or ill, and don’t forget your pets
- NEVER leave anyone in a parked car. Not a child, not a pet, not anyone!!!