Doctor Rushed Into Emergency Surgery Finds Out Patient Is His Mentor

Dr. George Pierson saves the life of his former teacher who was rushed into the ER in critical condition.
1:39 | 05/31/14

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Doctor George Pearson a very easy cardiologist at Overland Park regional medical center -- remembers being called to the ER few weeks ago at a critical patient in cardiac arrest. He was not prepared for what happened next. I came in -- and began to evaluate the patient and I ask what the patient's name was and they said it was Glenn Hodges. And my response -- -- not doctor Hodges is that. It was cardiologist doctor Glenn Hodges the man who train doctor Pearson during his residency. He admits it was an emotional stressful moment. When is somebody that you know and respect and has a wonderful mind you feel this incredible burden to try and bring -- to be intact with his family. So I felt a great deal of personal burden. -- Stinson a defibrillator later you can -- doctor Hodges the patient is doing well but admits it was a shock to wake up to his former student at his side. Well the first time he came in to see me after -- you know woke up. And it was kind of a big surprise like okay. Did I do a good job and now we heard doctor Hodges was not the typical patient -- Yes he directed his care. I'm gonna about it envoy is glad they're good advice that teamwork paid awesome to doctor's side by side once again sharing memories -- so pleased that Jesus as you know cardinals own mind. --

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