Patient Stories

At The University of Kansas Health System, we are committed to improving and saving lives. And while we have received many awards and accolades for our neurology and neurosurgery services, the satisfaction of our patients is our greatest honor. A patient’s triumph can be a source of inspiration and strength for those facing similar circumstances. We are pleased to share a few of these stories with you.

Read what movement disorder patients say about the care they received and how it affected their lives.


Kevin Dickerson  Innovative care for essential tremor
Deep brain stimulation controls symptoms for Topeka electrician Kevin Dickerson
Dave Scheer  Comprehensive movement disorder care
Medical and surgical treatments control Parkinson's disease for active retiree Dave Scheer
Ed Payne  Today is a gift
Optimism and quality care help Ed Payne fully live his life with Parkinson's disease 
Kent and Janie Benander  Facing Parkinson's disease together
Clinical trial helps Kent Benander and his wife live fully
Jack McDonald  Finding a new calm
Deep brain stimulation gives Jack McDonald more good days
Lacy Pointer  Taking control through deep brain stimulation
Dan Pointer and his brother, Lacy Pointer, overcome essential tremor after deep brain stimulation (DBS)