"I had my hand on the doorknob when my patient said, “It was good seeing you today, but I miss getting to talk to you.” I don’t remember my response but I remember thinking, “I miss talking to you too.”
I’ve always enjoyed getting to know my patients. Getting to know them means more than knowing what medications they are on and when their last MRI was done. Every person is different. Their priorities, goals, desires and fears are all unique and important when developing a treatment plan that meets their individual needs.
You don’t have to turn the TV on for long before hearing yet another story about the pressures the healthcare environment is under. Health care costs are rising. Patient satisfaction is dropping. Physicians are becoming disillusioned with the burden of paperwork and daily battles with insurance companies.
I am starting this practice with the goal of getting back to the basics. I enjoy talking to my patients but I also believe that the better I know and understand my patients, the better care I can provide."
THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE AS IT SHOULD BE
THE GOAL FOR OUR PRACTICE IS TO FOCUS ON 3 THINGS:
1. Care Management
Personalized, comprehensive care management. Management plans should encompass much more than medications or MRI scans. In fact many studies have shown that quality of life has been tied to mental and physical wellness much more than particular medications.
Access. Access to your health care team which includes a primary relationship with me, as your physician. Access to your medical records, recent lab results. A live voice on the phone. The ability to schedule appointments at your convenience. Access matters.
The Integration of technology into the delivery and enhancement of your health care experience. Communication is enhanced by being able to see and hear each other. The technology is available. Let’s put it to use.