'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.
We have certain technologies available to us that actually allow us to see into areas that aren’t visible with conventional instruments, for example a fiber-optic examination of the nose or the nasal pharynx or the larynx and vocal chords. And this allows us to make a more thorough and complete examination, and as a result, a better diagnosis and hopefully better management in the long term of the problem.
A lot of patients who are coming to see me are coming after they have not had success with some other treatments. I try to maximize their medical therapy prior to embarking upon a surgical option. I think that with the majority of nasal and sinus disorders you can treat them either way. And if you can take somebody who’s always having symptoms from something and minimize those symptoms — make them negligible, make them so that they’re not even thinking about them — then you’ve done your job.