Mike O’Hanlon built houses until he was 70 years old.
“I didn’t send people to build them—I built them,” he said. “I’m 78 now, so obviously, I don’t do that anymore. But I still get calls every week from people, ‘Can you do this, Mike? Can you do that?’”
Though O’Hanlon says he only gets his tools out for his kids nowadays, he still finds plenty of ways to stay busy with hobbies in his retirement. O’Hanlon doesn’t let much slow him down. He stays on top of his health with regular medical appointments. A few years ago, when he couldn’t get an appointment at his family practice clinic, he decided to give OneWorld a try, since the clinic in Northwest Omaha was near his house. At that appointment, he met Dr. Deepthi Samindla, a family practice physician at OneWorld.
“I liked her from the get-go,” he said. “I thought she was very professional and friendly, and she exuded trust.”
Recently, O’Hanlon’s clinic closed its doors. Left without a regular doctor, he decided to transfer his paperwork to OneWorld Northwest.
“I went to Dr. Samindla again, and I went home and told my wife, ‘I have found my doctor,’” O’Hanlon said. “She’s just terrific…Everything I mention to her, she just seems right on top of it. She has answers, and she’s a very caring person. Professional, caring, very outgoing personality. Everything I want in a doctor.”
O’Hanlon said he was sure to ask Dr. Samindla if she would be around for a long time, since he’s not interested in switching doctors again.
“I’m 78—I don’t know that I’m going to find another doctor,” he said. “I wanted a young doctor who’s going to outlive me!”
Satisfied that he will receive the quality health care he needs at OneWorld, O’Hanlon plans to stay put.
“The place is really professional … and the people there are all friendly, too,” he said. “I’m comfortable. I think I’ve found my home for medical care.”