after a morning of alpine skiing. When I arrived midday at the Emergency Department at St.Luke’s in Ketchum, I was experiencing pain that was nothing less than excruciating. It was my good fortune that Dr. Branum was on call. When initial tests did not clearly identify the problem, Dr. Branum persisted, and determined the cause of the pain: a twisted, and at that point, necrotic section of intestine. He put a surgical team together, and by late that evening, he had removed
the necrotic section and I was resting more or less comfortably in my hospital room.
At all times, Dr. Branum calmly talked to me even though I continued to experience an enormous
amount of pain. He kept my husband and me informed at all times. He was wonderful with the
nursing staff, and they obviously liked and respected him. I recovered very quickly and have not had any recurring problems or issues either with my bowl or with the tidy incision. I am very appreciative of Dr. Branum for his kind, calm, gentle persistence in diagnosing and treating me.
Dr. Branum’s office was also professional, caring and responsive.
I would highly recommend Dr. Branum. He is truly caring and clearly wants what is best for the patient.