General internal medicine is really exciting for me, because I get to look at the whole patient and not just focus on one particular body part, or one joint in the body.
We’re starting to get some better guidelines on how often we should be screening for certain conditions. And some conditions, such as prostate cancer, the guidelines have become murkier. Because of that we’ve needed to just have more conversations with patients about what they should be doing and what’s right for them.
If someone has multiple medical conditions and multiple specialists, I feel like ultimately I’m their guide in helping them get to the right place and help them understand their overall treatment plans.
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.