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Dr. Parikh and her patientAfter being referred by her primary care provider in Bowling Green, Missouri a year and a half ago, Patricia Sinapole came to see Dr. Purvi Parikh, Endocrinologist at Hannibal Regional Medical Group, about her health concerns. Pat, who was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes 14 years ago, was having difficulty keeping her blood sugar under control. “Within a week of seeing Dr. Purvi Parikh, my blood sugar levels were finally in a good place and I felt so much better,” she explained.

Becoming a patient of Dr. Parikh transformed her health completely. “Without Dr. Parikh, I would not be here today,” said Pat. “First of all, she changed my medications to treat me and my disease - not just my symptoms - which made a huge difference in how I felt; it was like night and day. Secondly, during an exam, Dr. Parikh noticed an odd sound in my carotid artery (on the left side of my neck) and sent me to a pre-cautionary CT scan which would end up saving my life.” Through that CT scan, Dr. Parikh found that Pat’s carotid artery was 99% blocked. After this discovery, Pat underwent surgery to have the artery cleared. Now, along with Dr. Parikh, she is keeping a watchful eye on the carotid artery on her right side, which also has some blockage, so she doesn’t have another close call like before. “I had seen four other physicians who did not notice anything wrong, but Dr. Parikh noticed, and she is the reason I am still here,” stated Ms. Sinapole.

“I would recommend everyone I know to come see the providers here,” stated Pat. “They are so nice and if I really need to see them, they make sure to get me in as soon as they can. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”