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One of the distinguishing characteristics of emergency management — emergency care in our department here at Rush — is that we understand that when patients come in that they don’t know who we are. And it’s important for the healing process that they do get to know us.
Healing is a combination of providing the right diagnostic test and then the right treatment. But it’s also — on the patient side — it’s the ability to trust your care provider and to trust that what they’re doing is the right thing. So, in the emergency department, what we try to do is establish that relationship from the moment we walk in the door.
I liked a lot of different specialties in medicine. I really loved the technical skills that a surgeon has. I loved the fun part of the hospital, which is delivering babies. I loved the cerebral thought process that an internist had. And when I said I can’t do them all, I have to pick one, it was emergency medicine that really put everything all together. Because emergency medicine does all of the above — minor surgical procedures, we have a lot of internal medicine cases, we deliver babies, we take care of kids, we take care of the elderly. So it was the one specialty where I could put that all together on a daily basis.