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An Angel in Tampa

Many years ago I met a crazy lady, and now I am proud to call her my friend.  She and I have bowled together since 1993, we enjoy bowling, bingo and our friendship.  For at least 20 years due to childhood illnesses she has had to wear hearing aides.  Sometimes they irritate her and she keeps them in her purse.  Once and a while they funny bunny gets a hold of me and I would be talking to her and she would say what, what, what.  And I knew she didn't have her aides in, so I would bend down and talk to her purse.  She has learned to live with the loss of hearing for many years. Not knowing there was help available just a phone call a way.  While she was visiting another doctor he suggested she see a very amazing specialist, Dr Bartels.

Dr Bartels is a doctor with a heart of gold, and the gift of healing.  An angel sent from heaven couldn't have been any better then Dr Bartels.  Since her first visit she has had both ears operated on to restore her hearing, and both were very successful.  She no longer has to wear her hearing aides, have the TV up real loud, or have to ask people to repeat what they said.  Just imagine after more than twenty years not being able to hear everything clearly.  And now with that one phone call she can.  Tears came to me quickly when I visited her in the hospital, while she had just come out of surgery and still under the influence of the anesthesia she was able to hear; the first moment she awakened she knew the operation was a success.

My tears where of happiness and sadness.  I was so tremendously happy for my dear friend but saddened for myself.  I also have suffered with a hearing loss for many years.  After my visit with her, I called and made an appointment.  On my first visit with Dr Bartels I was very nervous, afraid I wouldn't be a candidate for the same surgery as my friend, and that possibly I would not get the miracle I so deeply hoped and prayed for.

After going over the basic exam and some questions the great doctor turned to me and said I wasn't going to get the same surgery, my hearing loss was different from hers.  But "I think I can help you."  Tears came freely as I heard these wonderful words coming from this man.  I turned to look at my husband of thirty one years and he was crying.  When I turned back to face Dr Bartels he too had tears in his eyes.  What an amazing man, doctor and angel from God.  Since my first visit I have had my surgery, and happily waiting to have my second.  I can hear.  Everyday I try to tell someone about this wonderful doctor who came into the life of two very lucky ladies.  Please tell someone about this wonderful doctor who came into the life of two very lucky ladies.  Please encourage any one you know that has a hearing problem to seek out a doctor like Dr Bartels.

New Sounds

Dear Dr Bartels,

I have been wearing my processor now for almost five months.  I cannot ever thank God enough for keeping His promise to me that I would hear before I died and I thank Him for sending me to you. I know He is guiding me all the time.

I hear so many things or sounds now.  I hear every day more sounds. Voices are very plain. I wish all the deaf could have the implant so they could hear the birds, the children laugh, your family, and the word of God on Sunday. I can hear the music very well. If only one person is talking or singing I can understand it all but when they add other musical instruments or other voices I cannot get that very good, yet, my hopes still are so high. I can even cut back on some of my anxiety medication now.

Thank you is never enough. I thank God for leading me to you. I will see you again soon for an adjustment to the processor.

Love in Christ,

C.F.

Glomus Jugulare Removal

Dear Dr Bartels,

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did removing my glomus jugulare tumor.  I feel so fortunate that I did not suffer any complications or "side effects" and I know that is mainly due to being in the hands of such a skilled surgeon.  I am so glad Dr. D. recommended that I see you.

Sincerely,

D.A.

Got My Hearing Back

Dear Dr Danner,

Thank you! Due to my health there are many who would not have performed the surgery. I just wanted to thank you for your compassion, patience, and knowledge. Having my hearing back will give me a much better quality of life!

Thanks again,

J.M.

Taking Care of Me

Dear Dr Danner,

I just wanted to say thank you for taking care of me yesterday!  I am resting at home and recovering very well.  I've hardly had any pain, but I do keep asking my mom if she can take the cover off my ear.  She says we can't...

K.E.

Single Sided Deafness

Dear Dr Danner,

Unfortunately I lost the hearing in my right ear.  Fortunately I was blessed in finding you.  You are a doctor in the truest form of the word - knowledgeable, caring, warm, compassionate, and understanding.  Thank you for helping me find my way through this trying time.  Not only am I lucky but I am also very proud to be your patient.

H.B.

Just Like a Rose

Dear Dr Bartels,

On a recent medical visit, a new physician reviewed my medical history.   As she came upon the notation of the removal of an acoustic neuroma on my left balance and hearing nerve, she quickly looked up at my face.  The first thing she asked me was, "Who was your doctor?"  I smiled and told her that I was very fortunate to have been under your care in Tampa, FL.  This is not the first time I have been asked this question.

To update you, in 1998 and 1997, I had MRI's.  Both were negative for any tumor on the right side and any re-growth on the left side.  Over the years, I have managed to compensate for the lack of stereo hearing.  But after all these years, my right ear is now getting tired of doing the work of two.  I've tried a CROS aid and a digital hearing aid but caused more problems than assistance.

Twenty years ago, I woke up in ICU.  You asked me to smile.  When I did, you said, "Just like a rose!" That rose has continued to blossom and grow thanks to your skills as a surgeon.  I remarried and graduated from college ten years ago.  There is only one way to express my gratitude for giving me the rest of my life, thank you.

Sincerely yours,

N.R.

Hearing Better

Hi Dr Danner,

I got your message and wanted to let you know I'm doing well.  I'm getting lots of rest and catered to by my boyfriend.

It may just be my imagination, but I think I could hear better when I woke up from the anesthesia.  I wasn't expecting that!  It truly is amazing to me that what I once believed to be impossible is possible through people like you.  Thank you so much for the work you do.  Incredible!

I look forward to seeing you again at the post op appointment.

R.Y.

Sharing Many More Milestones

Dear Dr Bartels,

I write to you today to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation that I feel for the acts that you have done for my husband J.A. and our family.  He's a loving father of three wonderful accomplishing daughters and a great grandfather.  And you have given him the opportunity to share many more milestones with them.  When other men of your education were seen by him, he was given little hope, but when he cam to you, you were the only one that gave him hope and longer life to live.  My sincerest of blessings and happiness to you and your family in the holidays to come.  Please remember that in our family you will always be seen as and angel and as a blessing to us all.

Thank you,

J.A.

Patience

Good afternoon Dr Danner,

I wish to THANK YOU for taking the time from your busy schedule yesterday afternoon to clarify issues that impact a pending health care decision that I have under consideration.  Most especially, I wish to THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!

Sincerely,

C.P.

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