When MW came to visit nurse Cindy at Rush Gardens Homer Schmitz Clinic, she was complaining of “dizziness, tinnitus, vertigo, balance and not feeling well”. After initial intake and review of her medications, there was a concern that it might be a combination of the medications she was taking, and the medications were not resolving her problem of dizziness or tinnitus. Her blood pressure was low. The nurse called her primary care Doctor to discuss a solution for her. The Doctor made changes to her medications that include discontinue and change in dosage(s).
MW was referred to Midwest Balance Institute, where she was diagnosed with BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV is one of the most common causes of vertigo in the elderly). Nurse Cindy made appointments for several Doctor visits for MW. She went over the paperwork with MW and discussed her plan of care, includes head and neck exercises.
MW does not complain of constant loud tinnitus or ongoing dizziness, anymore . She is reminded to do the head and neck exercises as prescribed.
This is another example of what Deaconess nurses is doing every day to help people, taking care of their health so they can live their best life. We are honored and humble to have the privileges to serve people like MW.