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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Wood has been interested in hands since she was very young. She decided to become a surgeon at age 11 and avidly pursued her dream. She believes our hands are an important part of our identity and that loss of hand function affects all aspects of our lives. By restoring hand function, she allows people to fully participate in their occupations, hobbies, and social activities. She regards patients as individuals and attempts to tailor treatments to their needs. She believes the more a patient understands his/her condition, the more equipped to make treatment decisions and adhere to recommendations. Drawings, models, and diagrams are helpful to increase comprehension. The frequent question, “What is it worth to you?” is designed to gauge the impact of the condition on a person’s life and determine which treatment option fits best.