Hayley Wolf is a softball supporter, a business manager and a part-owner in her family’s ranch and farm.
She is also an advocate for women’s health.
“It is important to have easy access to care and as a mother of three busy kids, how do we make time for ourselves?” she asked. “I don’t want others, especially my daughters, to feel ashamed or embarrassed about receiving care when they need it.”
After her provider retired, Wolf chose the OB/GYN team at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Diagnosed with Stage IV endometriosis, the previous provider said Wolf’s case was among the worst he’d see in 40 years of practice.
Endometriosis can be excruciating. Women impacted often miss work or family events because of the pain. The condition impacts the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus — the endometrium — and grows outside the uterus. Between 2% and 10% of women in their childbearing years experience endometriosis at some point in their lives. For Wolf, the pain lasted six years.
“I just thought it was normal. I didn’t know any different,” she said. “Dr. McAdoo truly listened and made me feel comfortable while addressing my concerns. He was compassionate and helped me realize that I don’t have to live this way. My health concerns mattered.”
OB/GYN Dr. Gregg McAdoo joined the JRMC team in 2021. He has two decades of experience in specialty care for women.
“Women often feel nervous about coming in for care,” he said. “They don’t have to live in pain or embarrassment. We are here for them. We can help.”
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“I had extreme pain and discomfort all the time. Doctors would say, ‘maybe if you lose weight or do exercises, this is normal for women.’ I had tried everything, and it wasn’t helping. My care didn’t have anything to do with my age. Whether I was 16 or 64, it was about my quality of life. The pain was debilitating,” she said.
One of the most common gynecological diseases, endometriosis can be challenging to diagnose and treat. There is no cure.
Wolf had extensive surgery with her prior provider which helped, though she still wasn’t OK.
After meeting with Wolf, Dr. McAdoo agreed with her previous course of treatment and understood her concerns.
“Dr. McAdoo was so knowledgeable and understanding in the care he provided. He made me feel human and not crazy for having these issues at such a young age,” Wolf said.
“He sat with me and said ‘this is what I can do for you.’ Now I feel great. Best I’ve felt in years,” she said. “I’m thankful for Dr. McAdoo and the whole JRMC team. They truly made the difference for not only my life, but my family’s life.”