Patient Stories

At Sentara, we believe our patients and customers deserve our best every time they walk through our doors. We appreciate and value hearing about employees who have exemplified the Sentara Commitments.


With your help we can continue improving and truly redefining what it means to deliver healthcare in the future. If you'd like to share your exceptional Sentara story, you may do so by using our online form. We look forward to hearing from you.

Featured Stories

Easing arthritis pain - and much more

From hospital to home care, Sentara treats the whole person.

Heart transplant patient back in the driver's seat

A heart attack victim gladly returns to Sentara Heart hospital, on his motorcycle and looking to say “thank you”

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Latest Posts

  • Renowned orthopedic surgeon becomes patient

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Knee pain and a loss of motion led Dr. MacCarty to ask his practice partners for help.

  • A new doctor and a new knee

    Thursday, August 04, 2016

    “He asked me how my shoulder was doing,” says Karen. “That kind of consideration for someone who wasn’t his patient is what made me want to come to him.”

  • When the time comes: Hip replacement

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    “There was never any pressure from Dr. Shibeshi to choose the surgical option,” Kerry says. “He simply gave me the facts and let me make the decision.

  • The right treatment at the right time

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Harriett was determined to not have extended chemotherapy or extended radiation for her breast cancer. She sought opinions from two doctors and decided to take advantage of a newer therapy offered at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.

  • From hiking to heart surgery

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    “I had no symptoms, except for the indigestion,” says Greg, 57. “I’m physically active.”

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