Over the many years that Multicare Health Clinic has been open, there have been multiple stories that have touched our hearts. We love to hear our patient’s stories and experiences over the years, and how the work we do has helped better their lives in some way. Multicare truly cares about the wellbeing of every patient who walks in our doors, and we make sure that we work to the best of our abilities to watch them walk right back out those doors pain-free.
One of our favorite stories is that of Nancy Boyd and her family. Nancy was the first patient of the five generations of her family who have been coming to us for the last 18 years!
Nancy had been having horrible pain in her hand, and she explained that multiple doctors in the area couldn’t find the cause. When she arrived at Multicare, Dr. Sneller was able to instantly determine the cause of the pain by using the clinic’s motion x-ray. “The other doctors that I had seen had completely missed the fracture in my hand, but not Dr. Sneller,” said Nancy.
Then, a short time after, Nancy was tragically injured in a serious trucking accident. Due to her head and neck injuries, she began to lose feeling in her left arm and was starting to lose her peripheral vision. “After confirming it was not something more serious,” Nancy explains, “Dr. Sneller was able to once again miraculously diagnose me what others had missed. This time with the condition that was cutting off nerve and blood supply which were creating my problems. And in a few short treatments, my vision and feeling in my left arm were totally restored. I view Dr. Sneller as the doctor who literally saved my life.”
After Nancy’s experience, she referred her aging mother to Multicare. Prior to consulting Dr. Sneller, Irma was involved in a car accident in which the car door was crushing her left hip until they freed her from the car. This accident created arthritis conditions for her hip and back which made it hard for her to move. Through Dr. Sneller’s pain relief treatments, he was able to work Irma’s arthritic condition and give her such a great quality of life thereafter. She was a friend of Dr. Sneller’s as a valued patient for eight years until her death in October 2006.
The next generation of this family to be treated was Jeanne Boyd, Nancy’s daughter, who Multicare helped through her work injuries. Then Jean’s daughter, Destiny Boyd, had received Dr. Sneller’s help for pain she was having with her back and legs during exercise. After fast forwarding a few years, She had loved the care she was offered so much during her pregnancy at Multicare that she brought in her own daughter, Julia, to the clinic as the 5th generation to be treated by Dr. Sneller. Julia’s first appointment was five days after she was born! Destiney and her family truly believe that her baby is so happy and healthy due to Dr. Sneller and his treatments.
“Dr. Sneller is a wonderful person full of compassion,” Nancy said. “He is such a well-rounded human-being with huge compassion for his God, family, and his patients. We’re truly blessed to have him here in Sioux City.”
Dr. Sneller says the fact that multiple generations have been coming to Multicare as patients shows a pattern in the care given at the clinic. “I have the privilege and opportunity every day to work with such devoted healthcare team. It’s only when we work together with our patients that we are able to make great strides within their health.
Do you have a story that you would like to share with Multicare? Write your comment below and tell us how we have helped pave the way for you to live your life to its fullest!