"Dr. Phanucharas is a caring doctor who keeps track of his patient's healthcare. He calls me to follow up when I fall behind on my check-ups. He stays on top of my meds and calls me to ask if I am having any health issues or side effects. I am 54 years old and have never had such a dedicated, caring and professional doctor. His high-tech laptop record keeping is unheard of with other doctors. I highly recommend Dr. Phanucharas. I am very lucky and blessed to have him as a friend and doctor".
"I am a 65 year old active male person, planning to retire in the next year. About two years ago, May 2006, I started to experience shortness of breath and chest pain while climbing ladders and walking really fast. I went to my physician who referred me to a cardiologist. Several tests were ordered and the doctors told me I had a bad heart valve, but surgery was not needed yet. I was very unhappy. Something was not right. I had chest pain everytime I exerted myself. I was frustrated nothing was being done.
I went to get a second opinion and saw Dr. Phanucharas. He reviewed my medical records and repeated a previous test he felt was of poor quality. He advised me that I needed a new heart valve and to take it easy until it could be scheduled. I was waiting for January 2007 to change insurance plans through my employer.
Three months later, I attended a black-tie fundraiser and I danced the swing with my wife. I started to feel chest tightness, difficulty breathing and dizziness. I sat back down and then blacked out. I woke up on the ground with two physicians looking over me. I was taken to the room emergency room and eventually transferred to my covered hospital. I called Dr. Phanucharas on his cell phone. He spoke to the cardiologist and explained that I needed a new heart valve. Another angiogram was done and confirmed Dr. Phanucharas's opinion.
I had my open heart surgery November 2006 and Dr. Phanucharas helped me choose a qualified, highly recommended surgeon in the medical community. After surgery, I was miserable in the hospital. I didn't want to eat or drink. Everything was so bland and difficult to swallow. I developed kidney failure and had to be taken off one of my diabetic pills. I wanted to go home very badly. Dr. Phanucharas convinced the hospital doctor to send me home in his care. I was discharged home without any special instructions to manage my blood sugars. Dr. Phanucharas ordered insulin for me and called every few days to adjust the insulin dose and make sure I was drinking my daily pitcher of water.
Six weeks later, I felt better and stronger with rehab. I am able to return to the gym as before, walk faster and longer distances without chest pain or shortness of breath. Dr. Phanucharas is a great doctor. He will take care of you. He really pays attention to all your meds and illnesses. He cares about his patients a great deal and is very passionate about getting you well".
"Dr. Phanucharas has provided us with high quality care and a level of personalized attention that is rarely found in the medical profession. In a society where personalized care and attention have become almost extinct, it is extremely gratifying to know that a doctor as knowledgeable and professional as Dr. Phanucharas is always just a phone call away. We appreciate his astute understanding of our health needs and his willingness and availability to address our concerns."