'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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My colleagues and I decided to open up a heart center for women to address the various needs of women with heart disease or to prevent heart disease in women. Because since 1984, the rates of women dying from heart disease exceeded that of men, but people still thought that heart disease was only affecting men.
We also see a lot of men in our heart center for women or in the University Cardiologists because our female patients have asked us to see their brothers, their fathers and their husbands because they saw that we were giving very good, comprehensive care for heart disease.
It’s very rewarding to see how much respect I get from my patients. Because when they listen to me, and they understand that I care about them, they really make changes in their lives. And I know that when I speak to a patient, I’m affecting not only that patient, but the whole family — and maybe even the whole community — because that patient can affect so many lives.