I joined Sibley four years ago. There I serve as a in-patient
consultant primarily for hematology and oncology patients. I work closely with the hospitals,
I think having worked both in academics and private
practice, I think the blend of both private practice and
academics in Sibley is unique. And I feel that we work as a team
both the community docs as well as the academic professors at Sibley. I think probably the best attribute
that I would have would be being available. I think half of life
is showing up and I think that the hospital’s actually
feel very comfortable contacting me. They have my cell phone, they would contact me if
they had specific questions. They would contact me if there’s
patients that need to be seen in the hospital. The would also contact me if
there’s patients to be discharged, that need follow-up subsequent
to their hospital admission. And so
I think we work as a team, and I think it’s very important that we
have communication along the way and I think I’d like to feel
that I’m available to them. If were to give advice
to a young physician or a young person starting out, I probably would offer them to be
involved being a good communicator. I think that particularly in what
we do, with hematology oncology people come into the hospital and
they’re scared, enter office and they’re scared, they need
information, they need guidance. And I think having a physician sit
down with them and listen to their fears and asking them questions and
letting them ask their questions and feeling that they’re heard is very,
very important. And I think that in oncology, I think we like to think of
things of glass half full. And I think we really try to make
an effort to make sure our patients feel that they’ve been heard as
well as well as are cared for. [MUSIC]