Patient Story - Mike Kramer
The eyes have it for Mike Kramer.
The 68-year-old private pilot who lives in Lexington was having some difficulty landing his plane last summer. When Mike visited his ophthalmologist, Michael E. Somers, MD, for an exam at his Lexington clinic one Thursday, he was told cataracts were hindering his eyesight.
“Dr. Somers and I decided on surgery,” says Mike. “I was scheduled at Lafayette Regional Health Center to have the cataracts removed.”
Mike, a retired commercial auction business owner who has worked across the United States, says most people don’t think about having eye surgery in Lexington. But when Dr. Somers told Mike he didn’t have to travel to Kansas City or Warrensburg to have the surgery, he was sold on the convenience.
“The entire process couldn’t have gone smoother,” says Mike. “The staff was great and the follow-up was terrific. I recommend this to my friends.”
Mike is an ambassador of sorts for Lexington, serving on the city council and active in civic concerns. He likes living in a small town where the community is close-knit. Another benefit, says Mike, is having modern, accessible eye care available minutes from his front door.
“Next time I need medical care I’ll think twice about scheduling it in the city,” says Mike. “Lafayette Regional Health Center offers many excellent services.”