Annie Collum, BSN, RN
Annie Collum, BSN, RN is the RIA Senior Manager, Physician Liaison in Denver, Colorado
February 4, 2020
Patient Story: Janine L. on #WorldCancerDay
Today is National World Cancer Day. On an important day like today we share the testimony of Janine L.
What brought you to RIA Endovascular?
I was diagnosed with lung cancer and needed a port placed so that I could receive my chemotherapy. At first I was hesitant to get a port. I thought it would be ok for them to just use an IV. I decided I would definitely get a port after I learned you can draw blood from it as well.
What was your experience at RIA Endovascular?
From the start the RIA Endovascular clinic put me at ease. Aaron, RN, and Michael, radiology tech, were the best. I was so nervous, and they helped with their calm mannerism and wonderful sense of humor. They were fun! Dr. Yee carefully explained everything about the procedure. They all made me feel more relaxed because I felt like I knew what was going on the entire time. I could tell that they were all very competent. I did not have any pain during the procedure. I was surprised by how the entire experience was so easy.
What would you tell other RIA Endovascular clients?
I would recommend RIA Endovascular for this procedure or any other procedure they perform. It was super easy to schedule, the staff was wonderful and everyone helped make this experience both mentally and physically painless.