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Our family wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation for the kindness, excellent care and wisdom our mother, Jean Broussard, received during her hospitalization.

Competent, sensitive physicians like you are the prize of the medical profession. Mom can't say enough good things about you. We are thankful that she will be around for a long time to sing your praises.

We would also like to express our appreciation to your excellent staff especially Kathy Baxter, NP who we found to be extremely competent and enjoyable to work with during all of Mom’s follow up visits. Kathy is bright, innovative and dependable.

We wish you continued success for many years to come!

Jean’s family

“In truth- it was really Dr. Whelan and Kathy that rescued us out of a very dark period. And I mean it...”


Dr. Whelan is a phenomenal surgeon! He truly cares about his patients and explains in detail what his process and surgeries entail. I will be forever grateful to have him as my surgeon. I was told I needed a permanent colostomy at the age of 38 due to the location of my cancerous tumor. I know sometimes when surgeons get into surgery they may see something different while performing surgery. The morning of surgery I asked him if there was a possibility he could save my sphincter, get all the cancer and spare me of having a permanent colostomy for the rest of my life. Dr. Whelan didn’t over promise anything but reassured me he would look and see if this was a possibility. I was told I would be in surgery for 5 hours… 10 hours later Dr. Whelan took his time to save my sphincter and get all the cancer. I am forever grateful for his miraculous ability to do this and his willingness to try. Thank you, Dr. Whelan for your compassion, your skill of a phenomenal surgeon and your willingness to do what’s best for your patients. I am grateful and humbled….

Kara P “Cancer Free Patient of Dr. Whelan’s”

I'll never forget the first time I met Dr Whelan. I was quite ill and petrified over my upcoming surgery. But Dr Whelan put me completely at ease by meticulously describing (and even illustrating with his own drawings) exactly how he was going to construct my j-pouch. His knowledge, compassion, and humor were unsurpassed. Although my case was complicated, Dr Whelan willingly accepted the challenge. His confidence made me much less afraid. I'm thrilled to say my surgery was a complete success. Six years later, my j-pouch is working perfectly. After suffering many years with Ulcerative Colitis, Dr. Whelan truly gave me my life back.

Kathy Baxter works very well with Dr Whelan and is always anticipating what needs to be done. For me, she possessed the great combinations of intellect, empathy and humor. I was scared and depressed over how I was going to adjust to life with a j-pouch. Kathy Baxter made herself readily accessible providing knowledge, hand-holding and reassurance. She also patiently listened and comforted me during this very difficult period in my life. To this day, Kathy continues to provide superlative knowledge and support.

Mary Lou

Dr. Whelan took care of me like I was one of his best friends, watched over me like a bear watches over her cubs. I felt I had the opportunity not only to know him as a Dr, but as a person, and I consider him one of my finest friends and think of him often with thanks"


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Our family wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation for the kindness, excellent care and wisdom our mother, Jean Broussard, received during her hospitalization.

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