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Father of the Bride’s Worst Nightmare

Just three days before his daughter’s wedding day, Dan Gregory, a Wake Forest, N.C. resident, was complaining of severe abdominal discomfort.

Having experienced pain like this before, Dan quickly came to the realization that this pain was indeed another kidney stone. However, this time it was different, and he assumed pain this severe had to be from a kidney stone that was too large to pass. Dan instantly thought of his daughter and began to worry about her upcoming wedding.

Struggling to Find Kidney Stone Treatment

Dan explained his situation to multiple practices and providers and was not able to find an available appointment for weeks. The thought of finding no immediate care or relief in time for this important day worried Dan and his family.

Determined to walk his daughter down the aisle, Dan continued to research his options and he happened upon the WakeMed Kidney Stone Center.

Finding the Right Support with WakeMed Urology

“I knew things would be different when a person answered the phone at WakeMed Urology,” shared Dan. After explaining his situation and his urgency for treatment, Dr. Ann Becker of WakeMed Urology scheduled him that same day for an appointment.

“I found her knowledgeable and very personable. The nursing and support staff reinforced that feeling from check-in to check out,” stated Dan.

Dr. Becker made time to see him, accessed his case and got him in for surgery the following day. Two days later, Dan was pain free and most importantly he was walking his daughter down the aisle. He and his family felt a weight lifted off their shoulders as they were able to fully enjoy the wedding festivities worry and pain free.

Dan’s WakeMed story doesn’t stop there — post surgery follow-ups provided Dan with a pleasant and informative conclusion to this kidney stone encounter. “I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Becker and her team. And after dealing with kidney stones four different times, I finally found the urology practice I am sticking with going forward,” shared Dan.

Receiving High-Quality Care with the WakeMed Urology Kidney Stone Center

It all started with a call to 919-350-ROCK (7625). The WakeMed Kidney Stone Center offers immediate care for kidney stones – striving to offer same day or next day appointments for diagnosis and treatment for our patients.

To learn more about the Stone Center, please visit or if you need immediate care for kidney stones, call 919-350-ROCK (7625).