Last year, Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care joined together to create Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit health system in the country. Your generosity will continue to make health care more accessible and compassionate for each person we serve. Here, we’re sharing stories about people, just like you, who are making a difference.
“I’m really satisfied with my doctors at Aurora. I’ve been a patient for almost 20 years, and my wife is also a patient.”
This spring, Andrew Cider was so grateful for the care he’s received that he sent not one, but two thank you notes – along with a generous gift in honor of physicians Cyril Philip, MD, and Steven Weiner, MD.
Dr. Weiner is a urologist at Aurora Health Center in Kenosha. Andrew sees him for prostate cancer.
“Right now, my cancer is low grade. I’m under active surveillance, which means I’m not having any treatments. I’m just being closely monitored,” he explained.
In his cancer journey, Andrew has been grateful for being involved in decisions about his care.
“I’ve never felt rushed to take any drastic action. Dr. Weiner explained my options and the risks involved, then told me to make the decision with my primary physician, Dr. Randall Schmidt,” he shared. “There are a lot of negative side effects that can happen with surgery and radiation that I had to consider. Both doctors agreed that active surveillance was the right choice, but it was my decision to make.”
Andrew sees Dr. Philip to help manage back, hip and knee pain.
“I’ve been seeing Dr. Philip for a few years now. He’s very friendly and takes a real interest in his patients,” he said. “He’s just exceptional.”
Andrew has had several nerve ablation procedures in his spine.
“I’ve had relief for six to nine months on average,” he said. “It’s really helped with my pain. I’ve also had total knee replacements and cortisol treatments, which have worked very well.”
Andrew says he’ll always be grateful for his experiences at Aurora, which have been personal and positive.
“I’ve had great treatment and outstanding care. I’ve always felt the doctors, nurses and staff have been courteous and caring. Thank you!”
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