Mary Reese

After dealing with chronic back pain for years and attempting to navigate the healthcare system on her own, Mary turned to Accolade for support. The outcome changed her life.

We try to do as much for ourselves as we possibly can. We try to suppress our hurt, and our pain. But after dealing with chronic back pain since 1992, after enduring a number of procedures without any long-term relief, Mary began to trust her story to an Accolade team.

Soon it became clear that Mary would be a prime candidate for a new Comcast NBCUniversal benefit — second opinion services offered via Grand Rounds. In Mary's case, awareness of this benefit made all the difference between unnecessary surgery and appropriate diagnosis and care.