Jan 2001 I thought I had sprained my ankle it was a little swollen but being in sports for many years I didn't think much of it. A week or so later I ended up stepping forward and my foot didn't follow, I ended up tripping and felt much more pain but figured I had agitated my sprained ankle. A week later my shoes were not fitting on my right foot and the swelling was now close to purple. I went to Emergency room and was told I shattered my ankle and I needed surgery ASAP. I called my primary care doctor and he referred me to Dr. Wasylik. At my first visit he explained I need to have surgery immediately. My xrays showed my injury was in need of a plate and screws and crushed bone removal to repair the damage. I had small broken pieces of bone that had shattered in my right ankle. Dr. Wasylik showed me the parts he would use to repair my ankle. The plate was about 4 inches long about 3/8 thick and a little over an inch wide, both plate and screws made of titanium. I was scheduled at the hospital for surgery and was told, because of my injury I may never walk correctly or even run again. I was 34yrs old and in good health and was a personal fitness trainer at the time. My goal was to get my leg repaired first and worry about the recovery later. I was told Dr. Wasylik was one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeon's for my joint injury, that helped relieve my stress of having surgery. After I got out of surgery I was in the hospital for 2 more days then released with a cast up to my knee and was told to stay off the leg and use my crutches and come back in a week to take more xrays and see how things are healing. Over about the next 12 weeks I was in about every other week or so to get xrays & replace the cast and verify the plate and screws and bone were all healing without any negative reaction from my body or infection. Dr. Wasylik scheduled me to come in after he felt the cast needed to be removed and me to start my rehab. He told me I would need to use the crutches and not to expect much and be happy everything had healed and maybe by September I would be able to walk. I told him I would bring my tennis shoes to the appointment and walk out of his office without the crutches I went in for my cast removal and I did walk out with my tennis shoes on and carried my crutches out in my hand. (it was a little painful with a limp, but worth every step) By my next follow up appointment I was walking fairly normal, with a little limp from the pain and limited range of motion, but doing all my own rehab. By August of 2001 I had full range of motion and the equal strength of my left leg was able to sprint and walk as I had prior to my injury. It has been over 12 years since I had surgery and the only way anyone would know that I had been injured is the light scar on the outside of my right leg and the other scar on my inside of my ankle where Dr. Wasylik also sewed up my R inside ankle tendons that had stretched from my original injury. From the damage I had done to my ankle and the fear of me not being able to walk, run or have full range of motion was overwhelming to me at the time. I am happy to say, I am glad Dr. Wasylik was my surgeon and want to thank him for doing a great job on getting me literally back on my feet.
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My 21 year old daughter called me this morning crying that her head was pounding, she had a sinus infection. The first place I thought to take her was to Dr. Ghasemi. I am now living in North Tampa though so a friend suggested that I take her to a new chain of clinics in the area. They put you on a sliding scale for payment and since my daughter has no insurance it sounded like a great alternative to driving to the other end of town in 8am traffic. Not so...... We went to the first location and were told that they don't have a doctor to see walk-ins at that location. They suggested I go to one of the other locations that do have a walk-in doctor. Before going to the 2nd location I opted to drive out to see if Dr Ghasemi was in. I had been calling his office all morning but no one was answering. When I got there the gate on the door was locked and there was a sign in the window stating that Dr Ghasemi had passed after 30 years of treating patients. It expressed his family’s gratitude to decades of patients. It was very sad... Dr Ghasemi was one of a kind. His straight forward no frills way of doctoring that some people were put off by is exactly what made him so great!! If you went to see the Doc you knew you would be in and out in less then 30 minutes with samples in hand and on your way to Publix for the free antibiotics he prescribed. He understood that everyone deserved healthcare and it shouldn't cost $150.00 or 4 hours out of your day to get it. Gone are the days of Doctors who live their lives humbly to serve their patients. Not saying that there aren’t humble doctors but when you went to see Dr G you knew you weren't paying for his cushy office, flat screen in the waiting room, Porsche or a house in the Hamptons; and if he did have any of those things good for him for earning it in such a humble manner at $40 a patient for 3 decades. My daughter and I sadly drove off from Dr G's office and went to the other suggested clinic location only to be told that they also had no Walk in Doctor today. Could come back after (lunch) and sit for hours to get squeezed in somewhere or go to another location tomorrow as they "for sure" have walk in doctors there. Having to work that afternoon my daughter ended up going home in pain without being seen by anyone only to do the whole thing again tomorrow. Doctor Ghasemi you are one of a kind and will surely be missed. Thank you for your many years of dedication!!!! Rest in Peace:))))))
Doctor who listens to the patient, is kind and considerate. I appreciate this doctor for educating me on my hormones as we proceeded to decrease and put me on bio-identical hormone cream. 4 years ago I was on premarin 1.25 and had been for 18 years. Doc had a basket case on his hands, when I ran into him. He sent me home with homework, so I could understand better. I got the book HRT: The Answers. He also started me on supplements. I am a work in progress, we had many issues 4 years ago, today my quality of life has increased tremendously. Between the supplements and diet change, most my stomach issues are resolved. Through his guidance we have learned all the foods I am intolerant too.. I now "Eat Clean", improving my health drastically within just a few weeks. My body is still full of toxins and it will take time since I pumped toxic foods in my body for many decades. I was a soda pumping, junk food eating, hefty person, with stomach pains, nausea and constantly tired. My blood work and saliva tests were so bad in the beginning, today I am right where I need to be. This took us many years and we have had other set backs, like dental, harming my food consumption. I also have skeletal and muscular problems and once a month, Dr. Heim's adjustment does the trick. I am blessed to have him and his sweet office there for me when I am sick, and that is more often than I prefer. Dr. Heim is the most remarkable doctor I have ever met. My entire family goes to him, he is worth a try, you will not be disappointed.