From another lymphedema professional
“This letter serves as my personal and professional recommendation for Kristi Latham PT, MS, CLT. Over two years ago, I met Kristi as the only Certified Lymphedema Therapist in Brooklyn’s Metro Sports Medicine – a division of Methodist Hospital. I represent the Flexitouch Lymphedema System and work throughout NY and NJ with Vascular Surgeons and Lymphedema therapists to serve patients. I also work hands on with patients in order to fit them and trial the Flexitouch System.
Writing this letter is extremely bittersweet for me because in all the years I have worked in the medical field, I have never met a person who has been such a blessing to patients as Kristi has. In an environment such as NYC , where hustling is the way of life, Kristi has made each and every patient a priority – despite her chaotic and hurried surroundings. Her compassion and understanding coupled with her thorough knowledge as a clinician has made her one of the most desired physical therapists in the tri-state area. Weekly, I would sit with patients who would tell me that Kristi is “an angel”, the “best thing that ever happened” to them. I recall one woman with Stage III Lymphedema saying to me, “No one would even look at me and Kristi touches me lovingly and treats me like a human being”. In the time that this patient was being seen by Kristi, her limb volume significantly reduced and her spirit was significantly lifted. Another patient who stands out in my mind is a gentleman who was so far along in his condition that even his physician was overwhelmed. I referred the patient to Kristi and received a phone call from the patient one month later who told me that Kristi “changed his life”. There are too many of these stories to mention in one letter.
It is sad to see Kristi leave a place that is in such great need of a rarity such as her. However, the joy comes when I think of the population in TX where she will serve – a population that is very close to her heart. I cannot express in words what a beautiful person and true blessing that Kristi will be to all patients who she will have the privilege to serve. She is extremely well respected in the industry as one of the most capable physical therapists – one who others look to for clinical advice. Even more importantly however, Kristi is an amazing human being who treats each and every patient as if they were a member of her own family. I wish her constant success in all her endeavors as she is truly deserving of it.”