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Heart of Hope Health
Patient Testimonies 

Many of our patients have come to Heart of Hope Health broken, hurting, and desperate to be heard and get the care that they need. We hear their stories and walk along side them on their journey of restoring their health, and renewing their trust in healthcare providers every day. Now we want to share their stories with you so that it may give you hope. 

Nathan's Story

Long Haul COVID Recovery 

Larry Angel's Story

Adverse event after COVID shot

Meet The Felmey Family 


"We are so pleased with the affordable family membership option and comprehensive family healthcare we receive at Heart of Hope. Their expert staff is supportive and knowledgeable each and every visit. Thank you Heart of Hope!”

On December 14, 2020, I had what I thought might be my first symptoms of COVID. By December 18,

I knew my diagnosis was conclusive; I lost my taste and smell. Although I recovered from COVID, I did not regain my ability to taste or smell. After almost 2 years, I had no choice other than accept the fact that I would probably never enjoy the taste of food again. However, at my first Heart of Hope Health visit, Dr. Duke told me about a long haul COVID protocol that has helped others and he suggested that it may be helpful in restoring my loss of taste and smell. I was not overly optimistic, but I decided to give the protocol a chance.

After following the protocol for about 3 weeks, I would periodically start picking up certain outdoor smells. Also, at times it would seem like I was getting a little taste of food again. For sure, after dealing with this condition for so long, I was still not very hopeful. After about 6 weeks on the protocol, all of a sudden, during dinner one night, my taste and smell returned! No one could believe it when I announced, “I can taste the soup!” To say that regaining my taste and smell was an unexpected blessing is an understatement. I am thankful I found a doctor, who was willing to think outside the medical establishment’s box.


Stanley Mickels

 Heart of Hope

Season of Hope

Somehow it is apropos that I am writing this testimony during the Season of Hope as we await the birth of our Savior. Before Heart of Hope was an official medical group, I was praying for the staff, including those yet to come, and for an office site. I knew, from my family sharing with me, that this creation of Heart of Hope would be a reality. There was no doubt that I wanted to be part of this reality. I started going to Heart of Hope once they opened their doors. Little did I know the health issues that awaited me over this last year. There were times throughout an illness that I thought it would never be resolved nor determine what was wrong with me. But the staff at Heart of Hope persevered and figured it out. It took a while to get back on my feet. But I did. Then later, when I was having more difficult health issues, the staff, once again, went above and beyond to ensure that I was taken care of quickly by other medical personnel. Within weeks, through their diligence, prayers, and remarkable caring, I had a procedure done and the results are very, very good. Every day I thank God for all the staff and their wonderful heartfelt caring for me, medically, and spiritually. Heart of Hope and those who have made the decision to be a part of this wonderful medical group are a light in the darkness. When one arrives at the office door, they are welcomed with open arms and heartfelt warmth. Know that you will be cared for by the best. Remember, “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” Romans13:12 “The night is far spent; the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armor of light.”

- Deborah Donohoe 

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