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No Longer Trapped, He Embraces His True Self

After facing several roadblocks, Stephen Rodriguez received gender-affirming surgery at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan.

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    Facing Heart Failure at 39

    For Brooklyn mother Susan Edwards, a terrifying diagnosis of heart failure led her to a new healthier life.

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      Patients Get More than Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health

      Dr. John Maguire offers his patients a healthy dose of respect and encouragement with their treatment.

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        Family Finds Care at Neighborhood Health Center

        Sasha Williams learned how to manage her children’s asthma and allergies from her Gotham Health pediatrician.

          Eating His Way to Better Diabetes Control

          Dickens Saintus enjoyed eating his big plate of rice for dinner. Then, a shocking diabetes diagnosis led to a new outlook on food and health.

          Beating Alcohol Addiction

          Angel Rodriguez knew his drinking was out of control. But he was hiding the devastating impact that alcohol was having on his health.

          Finding a Safe Haven

          Searching for a transgender affirming health care provider, Gavin found the welcoming environment he needed.

          Hard Habit to Break

          Working with patients afflicted with drug abuse, Oswald Vargas never considered his smoking an addiction – until a diagnosis changed his way of thinking.

          Accepting Herself as a Trans Woman

          As a transgender woman, Kal-Elle has a new outlook on her health care.

          Angelique Silva: Finding Strength Amid Battle with Depression

          A routine check-up with her doctor led Angelique Silva to finally face the problems that held her back in life.