Elbert “Woody” Woodson & Diabetes - Adventist HealthCare

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Published on April 17, 2015

Woody Woodson & Diabetes

Woody Woodson
Patient: Woody Woodson, Washington, DC

Locations: Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation

Service: Rehabilitation

Doctor: Terrance Sheehan, MD

Losing a leg to diabetes did not cause 74-year-old Elbert “Woody” Woodson to lose his passion for drumming. After playing with some of the biggest names in music during the 1970s, including the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, severe health problems caused Woodson to become homebound in his Northeast D.C. home. That is, until a local news story about the famed drummer caught the attention of Judy Anderson, a clinical nurse assistant at Adventist HealthCare’s Physical Health & Rehabilitation.

Anderson contacted Terrance P. Sheehan, MD, medical director of Adventist Rehabilitation, to help Woodson obtain a prosthetic leg and supportive care to help him return to his life passion.

Dr. Sheehan and his team quickly arranged to bring Woodson to Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation in Rockville, where he received a new prosthetic leg and therapy vital to help him walk and drum again.

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