'We Get Out There and Do'Thousands of students, resident physicians and faculty members volunteer each year as part of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Programs, which celebrates its 25th anniversary next year.
Physician, Reveal ThyselfRush has begun including patient survey results in individual physicians' online profiles. It's among few U.S. medical centers, and the only one in the Midwest, to make this information available to potential patients.
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Patient feedback information is available for physicians employed by Rush University Medical Center who have received
30 or more patient surveys. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
Information the care provider gave you about medications
Instructions the care provider gave you about follow-up care
Your confidence in this care provider
Degree to which care provider talked with you using words you could understand
Amount of time the care provider spent with you
For more information about patient feedback, see the Quality Care section of the Rush University Medical Center website.
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I see patients that have either pain complaints or performance problems — maybe an athlete who’s having trouble performing in their sport or maybe somebody who’s having trouble going from sitting to standing.
My particular area of most interest is what’s called pelvic floor, which is a sling of muscles that’s sort of from front to back and from side to side, from one hip to the other. And through these muscles comes your sphincters for urinating, having bowel movements, intimacy. And I take care of pain with intimacy. I take care of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, patients that have had surgery in their abdomen who now have abdominal and pelvic pain.
I get a lot of satisfaction out of really listening, “Why did you come to see me today?” And how can I really help the patient figure out what is the root of the problem? And then work with them. So I work with them. I give them suggestions. If they don’t go home and do their exercises, the muscle function won’t change. If they don’t follow up and see a psychotherapist, then the anxiety doesn’t go away — it’s going to be hard to manage their pain. So really I get satisfied by watching the patient transform and get their health back.