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    December 19, 2021
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Case managers give special attention to those who need it most. Kathleen O'Brien is a lung cancer survivor who also has diabetes. Because of her complex medical needs, case manager Sarah Dorsey, RN, was assigned to help with her care at Geisinger Kingston all part of her Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage coverage. Ms. O'Brien became very ill in late 2020 with stomach bloating, vomiting and weight loss. "I was frightened to death. I thought I had cancer again" she says. "All I could think of was my kids. I wasn't ready But Ms. Dorsey was ready. She took charge, arranging for Ms. O'Brien to see specialists and undergo tests. They found that Ms. O'Brien had Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and was being undertreated. Uncontrolled blood sugar and side effects of her medications - not cancer - were the source of Ms. O'Brien's stomach problems. SES MILK VERS Case managers give special attention to those who need it most. Kathleen O'Brien is a lung cancer survivor who also has diabetes. Because of her complex medical needs, case manager Sarah Dorsey, RN, was assigned to help with her care at Geisinger Kingston all part of her Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage coverage. Ms. O'Brien became very ill in late 2020 with stomach bloating, vomiting and weight loss. "I was frightened to death. I thought I had cancer again" she says. "All I could think of was my kids. I wasn't ready But Ms. Dorsey was ready. She took charge, arranging for Ms. O'Brien to see specialists and undergo tests. They found that Ms. O'Brien had Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and was being undertreated. Uncontrolled blood sugar and side effects of her medications - not cancer - were the source of Ms. O'Brien's stomach problems. SES MILK VERS