Communicating with my patients is the most important part of my work. Not only do I enjoy it, but it’s vital to arriving at an accurate diagnosis and crafting an effective treatment plan.
As a neurologist, my expertise lies in having a deep understanding for a range of common neurological conditions, including concussions, migraines, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease, and how certain nuances in a patient’s presentation can make them a better candidate for one medication over another. The more a patient’s treatment is tailored to their specific symptoms, the more likely they are to see an improvement in their quality of life.
I use a very data-driven process when caring for my patients. Basically, I ask a lot of questions, more than most patients are used to being asked by a healthcare provider, because seemingly harmless details can crop up in the conversation and have a significant impact on their diagnosis and treatment.
I took to neurology early in my medical education, but I’ve always considered myself a bit of a science geek. Prior to applying to medical schools, I briefly considered going to graduate school for chemistry. Today, much of my time away from my practice is absorbed by astrophotography, a technical verging on tedious hobby I’ve been honing for the last 20 years. (You can view my library of images at ourcolorfulcosmos.com.)
To me, astrophotography is the perfect combination of photography, astronomy, and computer science. There are also some meaningful parallels between it and my work as a neurologist. In both cases, I collect mountains of raw data, and from them I meticulously draw out distinct profiles. Turning down the noise in some areas while enhancing other features requires an abundance of patience. But in the end, it’s always worth the effort.
My practice welcomes referrals for most brain disorders, and we accept most major insurance providers, as well as Medicare.
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