Not Remembering, and Not Knowing ItPeople who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study by researchers at Rush.
I care for patients who mainly have had kidney transplants, also some liver transplant patients with kidney problems.
We work with the surgical transplant team in caring for the patients postoperatively. I’m not a surgeon. I’m an internist by training. So we handle dialysis issues that come up, issues with high blood pressure, electrolyte disorders.
There are a lot of mysteries with my patients. And it’s almost like being a private investigator to try to get to the root problem. So when you solve the mystery, or you diagnose the problem, there’s tremendous satisfaction with that — especially if I feel that I’ve done something unique in either solving the problem or helping bring the patient back to health again.
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.
Number of Patient Surveys
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.