In early November of 2004, I awakened due to coughing. This continued for five days with nothing to spit out. A couple of days later, I went to see my physician, Dr. Maurice Doerfler at the Snoqualmie Valley Clinic. After listening to my chest, he said I was suffering from asthma (which I had never had before), so my husband, Carl, wanted me to pay a visit to his doctor, Patti Yetneberk, also in Snoqualmie. She said I had pneumonia.
They took me to Overlake Hospital in an aid car and turns out they were both right. Ha.
On Friday, Sept. 2, it all started up again so Carl drove me to Overlake (we had called ahead and they wanted me to come through the emergency entrance. James Copeland, who has been my specialist there, said he was going to send one of his partners in the next morning.
Dr. Todd Freudenberger arrived around 9 a.m. and said they were going to perform a “bronchoscopy” on me. At 10 a.m. he came back and after putting me to sleep, he and has aids went to work. He put a small tube into my lungs with a little camera attached to it to take pictures of what they discovered was rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
I cannot thank the doctors, nurses and aids who helped and waited on me during my times there enough.
If one needs to go out of the Valley to a bigger hospital, then I highly recommend Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue.
Mrs. Nadine Lind