A patient's message
Read the messages sent to Dr. Maheshwari on National Doctors' Day.
"I know it was God but with your help and great knowledge you have saved my life 3 times I do not think it was an accident that you were the one on call when I needed you so badly I can’t thank you enough for giving me extended time to enough my family I am eternally grateful for your concern and knowledge." - Helen
"My husband was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2014 after surgery to remove a mass in his cervical spine at UofL Hospital in Louisville. UofL pressured us to seek ongoing treatment in Louisville. We visited with Dr. Maheshwari who was honest with us from the beginning. He'd never treated a GBM in the cervical spine before. He sent us for a consult with a neuro-oncologist at Vanderbilt. Come to find out, there were very few documented cases of cervical spine GBM. The decision was made to treat the GBM as if it was in his brain with a combination of oral chemo and radiation. Dr. Maheshwari coordinated with Dr. Faught and my husband's primary care provider and the battle to maintain quality of life began despite the prognosis. Dr. M always took our concerns seriously, always took time to talk with us, always responded to my inquiries and always showed compassion. My husband lived well beyond the typical life expectancy for someone with this diagnosis and had a good quality of life until the last few months of his life. For 41 months, Dr. M was our cheerleader, our spiritual leader, and our guide. Even when under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, Dr. M continued to check on me and my husband. When my husband took his last breath, he would not let the funeral home leave with his body until he made the trip to pay his last respect to my husband at the Heartford House. I have and will continue to tell anyone that asks that the best cancer treatment can be found right here at Owensboro Health. Under Dr. M's guidance, we sought advice and treatment options from Vanderbilt, UK, and UofL. Those experiences paled in comparison to the compassionate and knowledgeable care provided by Dr. M and the providers at Owensboro Health. From the registration person, to the MA, to the nurse, to our team of providers, no one could've done a better job with my husband's care. We had an excellent experience and I strongly believe Dr. M, Dr. Faught, and the team at Owensboro Health contributed to my husband's longevity. I am forever grateful." - Kelly
"Thank you Dr. M for always caring about me. You truly go above and beyond to care for each of your patients. Thanks for always pushing me to get better and improve my overall health. My family and I will be forever grateful for you." - Andrea