Please allow us to introduce long time patient and friend, William Cochran.
A resident of Memphis since 1963, William has spent most of his adult life in the Memphis area. Now retired after a career with Service Master, William is married to his wife, Emily (she is also a patient of The Smith Clinic!) and has 2 children and 7 grandchildren.
He is an active member of Bellevue Baptist church and, in his spare time, he enjoys spending the with his grandchildren, eating out with friends and traveling to the mountains.
Ongoing back pain is what initially brought William to The Smith Clinic, and, most recently, a herniated disc causing sciatic nerve pain is the reason for his recent return. When asked what the biggest challenge of physical therapy has been, William stated, "The challenge is continuing to come, even though you know it will be difficult. In a sense, you hate to come but know you have to. But the people who treat you here are a big part of the attitude in making you want to continue to do it. You don't mind coming, because you know you will have congenial people who really want to see you improve." William said that, more than anything, he has gained an appreciation for taking care of his body and doing the things you know will help, even though you know it will be hard.
In talking about his experience at The Smith Clinic, William commented, "I have never seen any operation more competent. I am fascinated by how things are done and how they train their people. Everyone is so friendly, and you can tell their main objective is to make you well and happy. They are Super!"
We greatly appreciate your loyalty and friendship, William, and are so grateful to have you as a part of The Smith Clinic family!