Patient Caring

April 25, 2016

As physician I take great pride in the willingness for a patient to allow me to partake in their care.  While our visits are specifically geared to musculoskeletal care, there is still a great deal of trust that goes into the doctor-patient relationship that requires me to be thoughtful, caring and a good listener/detective.  The basis of my philosophy for patient care is firmly rooted in the idea of treating every patient like I would treat a member of my own family.  This starts by listening to patients give me a detailed history of when when the current symptoms began, what other musculoskeletal symptoms have occurred in the past and any injuries or traumas (including knee/ankle sprains) that may have happened not just recently, but throughout a patient's lifetime.  Once this information is obtained, I can determine which physical exam tests to use to try and get a better idea of what the underlying issue is and how to improve it.  Although some tests can cause discomfort, I go to great lengths to try and avoid causing pain whenever possible.  If based on my findings, Manipulation is warranted I have a variety of techniques that I can use depending on what the individual needs.  For instance, a patient in a lot of pain would benefit more from gentle myofascial release until their pain is better controlled.  Finally and possibly most importantly, the patient and I work together to create a treatment plan specific to each individual based on their findings and their needs.  It is an honor to be able to work with each patient and I look forward to working with you!



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