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Local man pleased with service

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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Roberto De LeonRoberto De Leon (also known as "Bobby" and "Coach") has always been an active person. "I've been a bowler and a golfer for 40 years," he says with a smile, "I coached Little League and High School Golf." He did not foresee a time when he would ever have to slow down. He is a retired educator but continues to work at South West Texas Junior College providing citizenship instruction and helping students with English and interview skills. He has been doing this for 11 years.

"I never thought I would have surgery," he says, "but when I did, it never occurred to me to leave Del Rio. I had every confidence in Dr. Floyd." Mr. De Leon had rotator cuff surgery. He was very concerned about not being able to be active. After surgery he was prescribed physical therapy. Art Mendiola worked with him. "Dr. Floyd told me not to rush back into my activities. I did everything they told me to in physical therapy and gradually gained more strength."

Mr. De Leon is very pleased with the service he has received all around. "They gave me the tools to use to get better," he says. He is now back to full strength and freely participating in all his former activities. "I bowl against Balde (Baldemir Briones, Director of the Institute of Therapeutic Medicine at Val Verde Regional Medical Center) every Thursday night."