Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Nurse, Counselor, and Patient Speaks About Her Experience with Dr. Ladd McNamara

I met Dr. Ladd McNamara in 1997. Originally, I did not want to travel the distance to the clinic where he was the medical director of the Wentz Wellness Center, but when I sat down with Dr. McNamara I KNEW I was going to be a part of this great work. I became the counselor and patient coordinator of the center, working closely with Dr. McNamara. It was a wonderful time for us. We worked very hard to make a difference in people’s health based upon nutritional medicine. We had many other doctors of various specialties and staff members who all worked hard with us. The reason that we did so well in helping our patients was because of Dr. McNamara. His leadership, his integrity, his ability to put the patients and staff before himself and listen to everyone’s concerns set the tone for the center and quality patient care.
As a counselor, as a nurse specialist, and having a private practice at the Wentz Wellness Center I referred many of my patients to Dr. McNamara. I gave them the very best of care, because of his ability to listen and reassure them about everything they needed to do to be well in spirit, mind, and body. He taught them about nutrition and vitamin supplements and nutritceuticals, and how this would enhance their ability to feel well, to do more, and help them for the rest of their lives.

Dr. Ladd McNamara and I gave many seminars together. We spoke to many patient groups together, and spoke with many physicians and allied health professionals together. Never once did I question his abilities as a medical doctor or his integrity as a person.
I know Dr. McNamara as a person, as a colleague, and as an individual who cares about other people. He is intelligent and trustworthy. He is someone that once you meet and know you will be friends for life.”

My Experience with Dr. Ladd McNamara as a Patient:

Besides working with Dr. Ladd McNamara, I was also his patient. Many years ago, at the age of 19, I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosis. They told me back then I had less than three years to live. I knew medications were going to help me, and possibly save my life, but I knew they would not give me the quality of life that I needed and wanted. When I met Dr. McNamara I was still struggling with many of the symptoms of lupus, and had previously gone through a battle of cancer. Dr. McNamara helped me understand how important nutrition and nutritional supplements were in providing energy , clarity of mind, and wellness that I was still searching for. This was over 11 years ago! As a doctor, he sat down with me and explained everything that he could and answered every question that I had regarding how supplements could help me with my disease. We developed an actual wellness plan for me, and it included taking vitamin supplements, which we call nutriceuticals. These truly helped me become the person I wanted to be. I was leading a very active life as a nurse specialist and counselor, as well as the many other activities that I was involved with, and I needed more energy. I needed to feel that I was in more control of my daily schedule. And, THAT IS what Dr. McNamara was able to help me do.

He was willing to go through every bump in the road with me until I really felt comfortable with what I was taking, much I was taking, and how this was benefiting me every day. The results I experienced were incredible. I had more energy. I was sleeping better. I was thinking more clearly. My body was responding so well to Dr. McNamara’s nutritional supplement program that I was able to reduce my prescription medications (with the advice and help with my other specialized doctors at the time). I was very happy to tell my other physicians about the supplements I was taking, and how wonderfully they were working. These doctors were very happy for me to be able to talk with their patients and tell them about the nutritional supplements that were working so well.

Dr. McNamara is a wonderful physician because he cares about everyone’s wellness, and I saw him put his patients’ well being first. I could not ask for a better friend, or a better physician as Dr. Ladd McNamara. I’m blessed to have him as a lifelong friend.

Dorothy Leone-Glasser, R.N.

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