The doctor and patient relationship is based on mutual trust and respect. The goal is to achieve the best possible health for the patient. Important components to reach this goal include compassion, empathy, and a professional approach to overall care.
MD, Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill., 1991
Internal medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1991-96; gastroenterology fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., 1996-99