Some love stories are about romance. This one is about a doctor—and the six people who fell in love with him.
Marta Cano, 72, woke up in the middle of the night, short of breath. Her blood pressure was soaring. She felt terrible. Her younger sister Rosario didn’t hesitate.
“We’ve got to get you to the hospital,” she said, over Marta’s protests. “Let’s not take chances.”
Rosario’s instincts were right. Doctors at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital (MLKCH) told Rosario later that her quick action probably saved her sister from a heart attack.
Even with emergency care, Marta would need follow-up. The sisters weren’t happy with their primary care doctor, who sometimes kept them waiting hours for their scheduled appointment, so they took a chance on a new doctor they heard about on the night they rushed Marta to the emergency room: Dr. Adan Romero.