When Charlene Morgan felt overly tired, she just assumed it was because she was getting older and had long days on her feet as a high school Library Media Specialist in Southern Indiana. Yet, when she told her internist about her exhaustion, he decided to run some tests.
Charlene’s calcium levels were unusually high, and her internist suspected that she might have a parathyroid tumor. He referred her to University Surgical Associates.
There, she saw Dr. Michael Flynn, surgical oncologist with more than three decades of experience in treating hyperparathyroidism.
“He really was so experienced and very nice,” Charlene recalled.
Dr. Flynn reviewed Charlene’s calcium levels and then had her undergo an imaging study called a sestamibi scan to identify the location of the abnormal parathyroid gland. Her scan showed a clear target area. Thus, she was a candidate for minimally invasive surgery.
Charlene had her surgery at University of Louisville’s Outpatient Clinic.
“The facility was wonderful,” she said, “It really was fantastic, and I felt very confident in the care I received there.”
Charlene recovered from her surgery, and within two weeks, she was back in the library at Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville, IN, where she worked before retiring this year.
“I noticed a difference in how I felt immediately,” she recalled. “I did my research, and I really feel like I got the best possible care, and I was able to do it close to home.”