Patient Stories: Sadrina

 

Meet Sadrina. She's a single mom and has worked for HealthPartners for almost a decade. She's passionate about her family and making sure her three kids are happy. But putting her kids first used to mean neglecting her own health. She was overweight, pre-diabetic and struggled to keep up with her kids.

In 2012, Sadrina has gastric sleeve surgery through Park Nicollet Bariatric Surgery Center. She lost 120 pounds and says it was a life-changing experience. "It's like giving yourself freedom again," Sadrina says. "People say I don't look like the same person I was two years ago. My body has changed, but I also have a whole new attitude. I feel like a new person."

Sadrina credits her care team for helping her successfully navigate such a big life change. "They all work really well together and do a good job of making sure your needs are met. My doctor never rushed through appointments, and was always there to answer questions and ask me how I felt. I never felt like just another patient or a number," she says.

And she's looking forward to keeping up with her health care at the Women's Center. "As women, we have so many different appointments we have to go to every year," she says. "To be able to have all that done in one place will be a huge help."