In March of 2019, Elizabeth Templeman needed answers. Her daughter, Gracie, a high schooler and an avid athlete, was chronically fatigued, to the point that she was crying during cheerleading practice and falling asleep in the car on the way home. Elizabeth and Gracie visited her pediatrician—himself a UK College of Medicine graduate—who ran a series of tests and referred her for a sleep study. When Gracie’s results came back showing elevated hormone levels, Elizabeth and Gracie were referred to Dr. Alba Morales, a pediatric endocrinologist at UK HealthCare’s Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center.
“Let me tell you about the blessing of Dr. Amanda Saltzman,” said Elizabeth. “The level of care she provided for Gracie is unparalleled. She went to great lengths to make sure we understood why my daughter needed a gonadectomy and she made sure my daughter knew that she could talk to her about anything. The surgery went perfectly and Dr. Saltzman explained so well to us what she found. She reassured me that my daughter was going to be fine because the surgery removed the risk.”