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Faith Oakley is grateful for Watauga Medical Center and their amazing staff

Faith Oakley is grateful for Watauga Medical Center and their amazing staff

On April 9, 2022, Faith Oakley fell outside and fractured her left ankle. Oakley lives in Boone and she is employed as a nurse practitioner for Wilkes Medical Center. Due to the severity of her injury, she had to drag herself into her house to call her husband. When her husband arrived and tried to help her stand, she became dizzy and passed out for a few seconds. To make the situation more precarious, Oakley was also 16 weeks pregnant. Read More: Faith Oakley is grateful for Watauga Medical Center and their amazing staff

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Mike Miller’s wake up call: sleep problems took his breath away

Mike Miller’s wake up call: sleep problems took his breath away

For local businessman Mike Miller, it took a wake-up call, literally, to help him understand the importance of adequate sleep. Without the help and guidance of The Sleep Center of Watauga Medical Center (WMC), Miller might still be thinking a few restless hours of sleep each night was enough. He might still be fighting the urge to sleep during working hours — even while driving — or he might not even realize he had a common sleep disorder that could be easily corrected. Read More: Mike Miller’s wake up call: sleep problems took his breath away

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The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

Tony Weaver, an adventure loving Ashe County resident, knows firsthand the danger of taking life for granted. After experiencing chest pains, he made an appointment at The Cardiology Center in Boone, NC, part of Watauga Medical Center (WMC). It was there, during his appointment, that he went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped beating for nearly five minutes. When it counted most, his medical team responded with what Tony can only describe as “divine intervention” to save his life. Read More: The Tony Weaver Story: Local man brought back to life after heart stops

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