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Second Opinion, Quality Care Helps Justin Improve Quality of Life

August 21st, 2023 | 1 min. read

By Marathon Health

When I visited Marathon Health through the Palm Beach School District, I was on my last leg. My previous doctors had me on chemo for two years and I was taking the wrong medication. Every time I asked a question, they would charge me an extra visit. I knew I wasn’t well and needed to get help.

My A1C was 7.4, my weight was 280 pounds and I was in excruciating pain. I couldn’t work, I couldn’t sleep, I wasn’t breathing correctly and I was on a scooter because I couldn’t walk. I was afraid of leaving my home.

I met with Nurse Practitioner Selina Kozan and Registered Nurse and Health Coach Kate Higgins at Marathon Health. Selina started setting appointments with a cardiologist, urologist and pulmonologist. Kate has monitored all my health issues on our weekly virtual visits and makes sure I’m on top of my medications and doctor’s visits.

I have since changed my eating habits, which in turn has brought my A1c down to 6.5. I have also lost 43 pounds. My pain level is finally manageable. I’m living a somewhat normal life thanks to my angels Selina and Kate. I haven’t had to use my scooter and I walk everywhere.

My body has recovered with the help of the Marathon Health team. My advice is if you don’t agree with your doctor’s treatments, don’t be afraid to seek other opinions. — Justin Malave, Marathon Health Member

My body has recovered with the help of the Marathon Health team.