I believe the practice of medicine is a delicate balance combining the best science and critical thinking with a healthy partnership between doctor and patient. I have always felt that time spent listening to your concerns, thinking about the issues that you bring to me, and then developing solutions together is the essence of the doctor-patient relationship. This ultimately results in the best medicine, achieving the best outcomes.
Unfortunately, our current healthcare system rewards speed and technology, and physicians are forced to spend increasing time on non-medical tasks. Each time I see a patient, I know the presenting issues of the day are addressed; but there is always more I want to say, more issues you want to talk about, more that I can learn about you, more that we can do together, and less time to accomplish these goals.
Therefore, after much consideration, I made the decision to change my medical practice to a personalized care model – one that is truly patient centered. This allows me to care for my patients in a comprehensive manner and be fully dedicated to their medical needs: to anticipate and potentially prevent the onset of disease, to coordinate medical care with all other involved professionals, and to provide programs and education on proactive wellness and healthy lifestyles.
Your medical care should be a form of security, something tangible you can count on in the face of uncertainty. In our concierge medicine practice, we have the gift of time to work together as healthcare partners to help you feel your best and live your life to its fullest.
Eugene A. Shmorhun, MD