“Last April, I was hit was that horrible diagnosis “triple negative breast cancer”. I knew enough to know this was not your “typical breast” cancer and nothing but fear, panic, and turmoil set in –total mental despair and confusion. I was scared and could only see fog ahead.
Dr. Bindelglas stepped in and in a calm and confident manner, as only he can deliver. Suddenly my despair turned into a clear and distinct plan. Then, “it” simply became a detour in my life. I actually had energy to move forward!
His research began. He clearly, calmly and comfortably explained the diagnosis, options, expert care, appropriate doctors, treatment locations etc. I understood and the fear dissipated. It was all perfectly laid out right in front of me and I was no longer intimidated. He offered hope with an aggressive treatment program dedicated to a successful result! Most important, he was our advocate every step of the way and answered every concern and question that arose.
Knowing he was in my corner helped reduce my fear and anxiety. I would highly recommend his service to anyone. It saved my life.”
– Nancy Sertich, Medical QB Patient
Well, where do I start?
My wife and I were part of Dr. Bindelglas’ private practice for the last 15 years. I cannot tell you how important having him in our corner was, especially during 3 major health issues we went through. When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer Dr. Bindelglas stepped in full throttle from the very beginning to the very end helping us navigate everything, especially when things were overwhelming and complicated. He even helped us interview the surgeons, both for the cancer itself and the reconstruction. He was able to take the time to really help us understand and navigate the complex world of cancer.
After successfully dealing with my wife’s cancer our next major health issue is when our son was diagnosed with autism. Unlike most childhood issues (i.e. sick, broken arm, etc.) autism is forever. It is a very complex an difficult neurological condition to deal with as there is a large spectrum ranging from very severe to high functioning. Again, Dr. Bindelglas jumped in and helped us navigate the complexity of what we were going through. He was with us every step of the way from receiving the diagnosis, to creating a treatment plan, and ongoing support for our son. Dr. Bindelglas was once again instrumental in helping navigate our way through a complex and highly emotional situation, as autism is forever.
Then about 7 or 8 years after my wife’s cancer diagnosis Dr. Bindelglas diagnosed me with multiple myeloma. This is an extremely rare cancer and at the time there was no cure. In fact the five year survival rate is only 17%. As you can imagine, receiving this kind of a diagnosis is overwhelmingly heartbreaking. However, with Dr. Bindelglas’ continued support and the time he put in researching this particular cancer and every available opportunity for both clinical trials new avenues to explore, I'm happy to say 7 years later with the help of an unbelievable team I am now MDR negative, which is as close to a cure as you can come.
I cannot explain the difficulties of entering into the cancer world. Not only are you, your spouse, and your kids overwhelmed by the diagnosis, but trying to manage the complexities of the health care system when you're trying to stay alive, to say it simply, is completely overwhelming. I don't know how we would have survived if we did not have Dr. Bindelglas in our corner advocating for us.
– Neil Balter, Medical QB Patient