Success Stories


Joe Kunzeman - Decatur, IL

Joe Kunzeman has received several Caterpillar Wellness Exams over the course of his career. When Joe's lab results revealed his PSA had been steadily increasing year after year, the troublesome trend convinced his doctors to order an MRI and biopsy of his prostate. Test results confirmed the presence of prostate cancer, and Joe underwent a prostatectomy. Today, all evidence suggests Joe is cancer-free! He is incredibly appreciative of the Caterpillar Wellness Exam benefit and believes it may have extended his life by years!

Betty Fitch - Peoria, IL

After weeks of ignoring troubling symptoms including arm numbness and chest pains, Betty Fitch stopped into AB Medical and soon learned she had highly elevated blood pressure and an abnormal EKG. Upon urging from her Caterpillar healthcare providers, Betty went to a local emergency room and spent three days in the hospital, where doctors discovered major blockages in two of her coronary arteries. Since finding out about her heart condition, Betty has had a stent placed and remains under the close observation of a cardiologist. If not for receiving a Caterpillar Wellness Exam that ultimately persuaded her to seek emergency care, Betty believes she may well have succumbed to a fatal heart attack.


Thanks to a Caterpillar Wellness Exam, Darilynn VeZain discovered she had abnormal thyroid hormone levels, ultimately leading to a diagnosis of Hashimoto's Disease. With her condition diagnosed early, she began taking medication and was able to get the disease under control before any major symptoms began affecting her life or health.

Michele Scales - Clayton, OH

As a breast cancer survivor with a family history of heart disease, Michele Scales says it was a “no brainer” to use her employee benefits and schedule her Caterpillar Wellness Exam. While reviewing Michele’s test results, her doctor noticed Michele’s EKG indicated an irregular heartbeat. Immediately, Michele was scheduled to see a cardiac specialist, whom she now works with to monitor and safely manage her heart condition. Since then, Michele has been sharing her story and encouraging her coworkers to schedule their own Caterpillar Wellness Exam!

Tim Hoefft - Mossville, IL

When Tim Hoefft’s Caterpillar Wellness Exam coincided with his 50th birthday, his Caterpillar healthcare provider discussed the importance of scheduling his first colonoscopy and provided Tim instructions on how to set it up. During Tim’s procedure the following month, doctors discovered multiple polyps, including one containing Stage 1 colon cancer. After several months of treatment, Tim is now cancer-free! He credits his Caterpillar Wellness Exam with helping him receive his early diagnosis that ultimately saved his life.

Mike VerKuilen - Mossville, IL

When Mike VerKuilen’s blood test results revealed elevated liver enzyme levels, his Caterpillar healthcare provider recommended he make a follow-up appointment with his family practitioner. After ordering an ultrasound and CT scan, doctors discovered a 5cm mass on Mike’s liver and made a diagnosis of bile duct cancer. Thanks to a Caterpillar Wellness Exam leading to his early diagnosis, Mike’s prognosis is more positive and his treatment options more plentiful than if his cancer had gone undetected until symptoms appeared.


After struggling with her weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar for many years, Cindy Day was eager to schedule her first Caterpillar Wellness Exam. After receiving her lab results, she immediately enrolled in Restore HealthTM and has since seen her A1C lower, her lipid profile improve and her weight drop almost 40 pounds. Cindy is also grateful for the ripple effects of her Caterpillar Wellness Exam, as her husband and two daughters have been inspired to improve their own health after seeing her success.

Derek Wade - Mapleton, IL

After receiving a Caterpillar Wellness Exam, Derek Wade was inspired to improve his health and begin his life-changing weight loss journey. Since enrolling in Restore HealthTM, Derek has lost 110 pounds and is in the best shape of his adult life.