'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.
Colonic microbiome is altered in alcoholism. Mutlu EA, Gillevet PM, Rangwala H, Sikaroodi M, Naqvi A, Engen PA, Kwasny M, Lau CK, Keshavarzian A. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2012 2012 May 1 302(9):G966-78. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00380.2011. Epub 2012 Jan 12.
My philosophy as a doctor is to be an educator for my patients so that they can manage their disease as well as I can manage their disease. I am not with them 24/7, so patients need to take some active role in their health care.
If they are involved in the decision-making, then they tend to follow through with the recommendations that we give, and the outcome tends to be better.