'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 specialize in gastrointestinal cancer management, and in particular in hereditary gastrointestinal cancers.
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. It’s largely preventable through colonoscopy. Colonoscopy involves a flexible tube that passes through the colon, and we look for pre-cancerous or pre-malignant lesions and remove them.
Cancer care can be complicated. It can involve a lot of different specialists, and patients can wind up — and their families can wind up — seeing a lot of doctors. We try to streamline that so that they — so the patients will see the people that they need to see in a timely manner and frankly not see people that they don’t need to see. So we can give not only the best care but also efficient care.