'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.
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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I knew I wanted a specialty where I would be able to spend time with people and keep relationships going over a long period of time. So that limited me to either primary care or possibly psychiatry, and eventually I concluded that I wanted to really work with the whole person, including their mental health and physical health. And I wanted to know people across all age spectrums and stay in touch with them for many years. And that limited it down to internal medicine and general primary care, which is what I eventually chose.
I particularly like when my patients develop trust in me and when something comes up with their health that I’m the person that they turn to. That kind of depth of relationship and intimacy that develops between me and my patients is probably the part of medicine that I enjoy the most.