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.
Offering Warmth on a Cold January DayRush kicks off its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, when students from the University's colleges participate in service events on their rare day off.
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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We perform the entire gamut of general thoracic surgery, including chest wall surgery, the entire scope of esophageal surgery, in addition to operating on the lungs.
We now operate through much smaller incisions so patients have less post-operative pain. They go home, on the average, a day earlier than they would have with the other procedure. But more importantly I think that they end up having less post-operative pain when they do go home — and they can return to their regular activities much faster than they could before.
I encourage patients to use the Internet, and I encourage patients to get second opinions and become educated about their condition. But, it’s surprising how many patients can get misinformation from the Internet, and I think it’s really important that they talk with their doctors — referring doctors and other doctors that they have seen — regarding their condition.