We see adults and children. So we oftentimes will see an entire family. We’re not just specialized in pediatric, or just specialized internal medicine. We’re actually double-boarded in both.
The main thing that I’ve learned over the years is to truly — I know it’s a cliché — but really, truly listen to the patient. I think that it’s very easy for physicians to say, “Ok. This is how you should treat your diabetes. These are the medications. These are the lifestyle changes.” But I think it’s super important to listen to the patient to see whatever recommendations that we’re giving, if they’re actually realistic and feasible.
The rewarding experience comes when you develop a relationship with your patient, and they continue to follow you. And because they continue to follow you, their high blood pressure, or their diabetes, or any other disease process they have is actually getting better.