I love to
teach! If I had not
become a physician, I would have become a teacher.
I believe that many people who have watched me teach or been my
students would testify to my clear passion for teaching.
It is something that I enjoy doing in every arena of my life,
private and professional. In my private life, I have taught Sunday School for a quarter of a
century. I have served as
a soccer coach for children's soccer teams for many seasons.
I teach adult Bible Study.
As a young man I taught test prep classes for Kaplan and a New
York City based test-prep company called TestTakers for the SAT, ACT,
MCAT, and GMAT. I give
sermons at my church on a regular basis.
Teaching is a part of who I am.
In my clinical practice, that translates to helping my patients
understand what's happening and why they are experiencing the symptoms
that they are having. It
also means educating patients about the different treatment options
available which may include surgery.
If I recommend a surgery for their treatment, I want to make
sure they understand the operation as much as possible and I explain
the operation using models in the office.
I believe that knowledge is power and I want to empower my
patients in their treatment decisions.