Our approach to patient care is based on several principles:
I want to make sure that the patient has a thorough understanding of the problem and all the options – including their advantages and disadvantages. Knowledge is power. I want each patient to feel comfortable making decisions about their care based on a good understanding of their problem rather than being told what to do.
The patient is a whole person with complex situations (work, family etc.) and I try to take the whole person and their environment into account instead of looking at the patient as a body part to be treated (the femur fracture in room 232). I also try to include family, primary care and other members of a treatment team. Open communication with other members of the health care team (therapists, other MDs, nurses etc) is standard procedure for me.
I am not in the business of selling surgeries or services. I will never make a medical decision because it makes good business sense.
Technology + Advances
In comparison to the general standard of care, I am in most cases ahead of the curve. I perform procedures as they should be done now and not how they were taught during my residency. I study each innovation carefully and implement beneficial procedures and implants as soon a they are perfected.
Comfort and Convenience
I try to make each person feel comfortable and make things convenient for the patient. I have an excellent track record of communicating (answering phone calls, pages, filling out forms, talking to insurance companies and other doctors) so that the patient is never left wondering or without some course of action. Some of the ways I accommodate my patients is to offer Saturday clinics, flexibility with add-ons.
I became a physician because I enjoy dealing with people. I listen to my patients and take a personal interest in their well being rather than trying to sell a service. I want all my patients to get better and enjoy the best possible quality of life.