'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.
When I started about 26 years ago it [gynecology] was not a field that women were dominant in. So I did see the need for women to have women physicians.
A lot of times women come in — they don’t even have a problem, they’re just coming for their annual exams. This gives me an opportunity to give them education on dietary issues, how to take care of themselves, preventative medicine, alternative medicine, just to put everything together. So it’s not always problem-oriented, which that’s one reason why I like gynecology.
The patient is the most important person. So that’s who we focus on — making certain that their needs are met, and that we take good care of that patient.