I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Knee Replacements. I am currently the Chief of Sports Medicine at New York Medical College and serve as an educator to the future generations of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Recent statistics reveal that 85 % of patients are utilizing the internet to research their disease, physician or health care institution. Empowered or “E”-patients have started their own communities online to review relevant literature and to share their findings when they interact with the medical community.
Human beings are innately social. Health is social, however, Healthcare is not. We can change that... One person and one physician at a time.
Empowered patients are knowledgeable, intelligent, typically prepared for their medical appointments — and they expect and demand a far higher level of service from their health care providers.
I am a firm believer in utilizing Shared Decision Making and Evidence Based Medicine when treating patients... particularly within the field of Orthopedic Surgery.