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“We missed Texas,” Joan said, “but it is nice to be home, too.”
Life was good for the couple. Brian had retired, and their children had given them five granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Then earlier this year Joan received word from an oncologist in Burlington that rocked the couple’s world. She had pancreatic cancer, an aggressive form of cancer, one which is difficult to treat. The original plan was for her to receive her chemotherapy treatment in Burlington, but because she was so sick Dr. Ronald Kubica, who he knew well, was one of the two Dartmouth Hitchcock who provides cancer treatment for patients Kubica know each other well.
“He said Dr. Kubica would be able to provide me with the care I need right at husband were excited she’d be able to receive her care at her hometown hospital. Her husband pointed out that not only do they have faith in the care they are receiving, but it is nice they are in familiar surroundings. Although he emphasized his wife got outstanding care in Burlington, it is nice for them to see so many familiar have known one of the nurses in the oncology department who care for his wife since she was a young girl.
“Dr. Kubica is just great,” Joan said “He is thorough, and if he doesn’t have an answer for me he finds it. He put us at ease with that twinkle in his eyes. Everybody is great here.”
“They treat you like family,” Brian added. “We’re happy she can get her care here.”