Medicine is a delicate balance between patient interface and practical application. The process is not always linear and is unique to each individual. My belief is that patient care should be seen from a comprehensive perspective and although diagnosis tends to be problem focused, treatment should always be global.
As such, relief of pain, treatment of ailments and overall quality of life go hand in hand. After all, an educated patient is not only in charge of their health but also empowered to make better decisions about their treatment.
From a physician standpoint, I have extensive experience in conservative but especially surgical intervention in limb salvage and have walked patients through various life-altering decisions. The goal of the end result however is always the same: a second chance to get back on their feet.
Hipprocates phrased it beautifully when he said: “Cure Sometimes, Treat Often, Comfort Always”.
On a personal note, I have a deep interest in gaming especially in the retro era of the genre. Studies have shown that there exists a link between early gaming experience and surgical dexterity in surgeons. Because of my early start in the gaming world at the age of 3 (with the Atari 2600) I consider myself ‘Classically Trained’.
My true passion however lies in traveling the world with my wife and two kids. Although still very young, our traveling tends to be limited to their capacity as children however we still manage to make a yearly pilgrimage to Seville, Spain, where my wife is from and where she still has her entire family.