On May 12, 2006 I was treated by Dr. Deborah J. Lightner MD, associate professor of urology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, while a patient at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lightner prescribed a course of biofeedback therapy for pelvic floor tension myalgia, bi-weekly as necessary. Dr. Lightner instructed us to call our local hospital and attempt to make contact with a biofeedback therapist. She also advised that if the person answering our call inquired as to what biofeedback was; we should simply hang up and try the next available hospital. We were more than pleasantly surprised to find that this particular service was available and provided at the Deer River Healthcare Center.
My wife D. and I were so happy that our treatment was going to be held close to our home. Marlene, on our first visit to your office it was apparent that you were willing to accept the responsibility for my treatment and therapy. You are well organized, exceptionally skilled in psychology and relaxation techniques. Every time we met we learned something new to help me improve my overall ability to relax, and consequently, the pain associated with the pelvic floor tension myalgia has decreased. I applaud you on your enthusiastic approach as well as the methods utilized in therapy sessions. I so appreciate your sensitivity and awareness of providing meaningful and appropriate methods in my treatment. I hope our professional relationship will continue for as long as this type of care is necessary. Special thanks for your extensive help in dealing with BCBS insurance issues related to the Alpha-Stim 100. I am convinced that the simulator helped me a great deal.
We are so appreciative that the Deer River Healthcare Center has provided this service for my continuing healthcare. I feel that many others would benefit from the biofeedback therapy treatment provided.
J. & D.H.