It is rare these days to find the unique qualities Dr. Beck and Dr. Guyette exhibit.
History and fate combined that awarded me the opportunity to work with PWHE. My wife had former experience with Dr. Guyette. Several years ago after a severe break with her wrist, we were concerned that it potentially had not healed correctly. Something was just “not right”. After the casting stage and entering the Physical Therapy stage, the Physical Therapist agreed things seemed odd. The PT highly recommended. Dr Guyette, (formerly of WHS), to gain a second opinion about her situation. Dr. Guyette was professional, and very candid in assessing the situation with her wrist. His caring and concern for her well being, instantly created a bond, and he gained her trust and confidence from the very first visit.
My opportunity to work with PWHE came as I was in the Emergency Room with what was beyond a shattered wrist. In an urgent medical situation, requiring immediate attention due to a compound fracture, my wife inquired about the possibility to having Dr Guyette perform surgery. As fate would have it, Dr Guyette was in the hospital that very day. However, he had no means of adjusting his schedule to accommodate me. In turn, another surgeon from PWHE was also at the hospital, and could juggle his schedule. Enter Dr. Beck. Dr. Beck from the onset established credibility with his honest and forthright candor. He laid it down just how badly my wrist was damaged, with complications of a severed artery. I appreciated that honesty. His bedside manner was gentle and light, but he continued assure me that he was confident in his abilities. Dr. Beck outlined his surgical approach in briefing me pre-op. That plan went out the window, as he had to spend an additional 3.5 hours to patch me up. Post op, he was there to explain as simply as he could what he had done, and the plan he outlined for me. His attention to detail was amazing. I saw him each of the 4.5 days I was in the hospital, and our visits were never rushed. There was potential complications that he continued to monitor day and night with updates by the nursing staff. At age 54, with the severity of my break, he confided in me his plan to agressively pursue physical therapy, to gain as much mobility and usability of the wrist as possible. Dr. Beck crafted a 3 way relationship. Himself, a Physical Therapist, and me. I was never in the dark, I was part of every strategy session, and it worked like hand in glove. They set realistic goals based on my input. It is rare these days to find the unique qualities Dr. Beck and Dr. Guyette exhibit.
It was a blessing that things turned out as they did. I am still actively involved with my healing plan. While frustrated that my life is complicated with current limitations, I am at peace that I have the best care possible, to give me the best possible chance for better quality of life moving forward. My wife and I both rave about PWHE and cannot recommend them highly enough.
~ Mark Z.