My approach to treating patients
Equally important to the treatment, each patient should be educated about the problems for which they are seeking my advice. Unfortunately, all too often in medicine, the physician makes the diagnosis and tells the patient what to do without including the patient in the educational and decision making process. Making sure that the patient fully comprehends the problem, as well as the rationale for the suggested course of action, increases the ability to communicate with the physician throughout the course of treatment, hence maximizing the likelihood of a successful outcome. We strive to be more than just technicians, and would like to include the patient in the team approach to the care they receive.