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Preventative care is a huge part of primary care — talking about how your diet factors into your health, how your exercise habits, how your stress management, how even your sleep can factor into your health.
I think a lot of my patients just need for their health to be explained in a very straightforward, simple fashion so that they can process and understand the test results, the diagnoses. And sometimes it’s really helpful for me to just sit down with a patient, and talk about what the specialist said, what the specialist did, what test results came from the specialist. And it really puts a patient at ease to have a better understanding of what all those numbers mean. A lot of it is just helping them process the information.
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.