A 28-year-old woman named Marina came to our Gaithersburg Clinic at Ascension House with weight loss and in an urgent health crisis. She had experienced abdominal pain for three years, worsening over the past 3-4 months. Marina had become anorexic and lost 7 pounds due to an inability to eat, and was having nausea and vomiting with pain late at night.
Marina was immediately referred for an ultrasound and had surgery for removal of gallstones. She returned to our Gaithersburg Clinic the following Tuesday, greatly improved! (Pictured are volunteer Joseph from Church of the Ascension and patients waiting to be seen at our Gaithersburg Walk-In Clinic.)