Sherri Rosen was about to give up on finding help through the medical profession. Then she found her dream team.
I had given up hope after working with doctors, both men and women, who gave no appearance of actually caring about my health. They just did what they had to do and that was the end of it. I, like many, had always yearned to find some doctors who were skilled in what they do and also had the ability to care about their patients.
I finally found three doctors who work together—who I found by not giving up on my dream about finding doctors who care. This isn’t a sales pitch about their practices because they certainly don’t need my help. They all have an active and vital practice without my assistance. I call them The Dream Team.
But I wanted to write about them as three good men who happen to be doctors. I have been dealing with a severe case of osteoarthritis for many years. I just couldn’t find someone who really cared. Then an acupuncturist friend of mine recommended a sports medicine doctor in New York City. It turns out this doctor was amazing. He is young, up on the latest info and involved in new and exciting procedures to help patients have a better quality of life without surgery. On my first visit he spent as much time as I needed with him and he also owns three physical therapy clinics which I proceeded to go to on an ongoing basis. If ever I have a problem he does not hesitate to respond and help me out. I cannot tell you how wonderful this has been for my healing process. I know I won’t be cured of the osteoarthritis but I know I am in the best hands I could possibly be in. This doctor even takes me down from his 8th floor office to help me find a cab or a bus after he has given me one of the many needed injections. Now, how many doctors would do that?
The second man on this dream team is a pain specialist. He also is very young, has a fast growing practice, and aware of the latest info on pain medications. The first time I went to see him I was very nervous because I had never gone to a pain specialist before. When he opened the door to come into the office to greet me he had this huge smile on his face, gave me the warmest of compliments, and immediately put me at ease. When I began sharing about my problems with pain he instantly knew what needed to be done, but explained the plan thoroughly with me first and answered any questions that I had. He has this amazing sense of humor and has actually won an award year after year for being a most compassionate doctor. His waiting room is filled with folks of all ages, yet it’s not a challenge for him to be compassionate to all. He will respond immediately via any email you send to him with any problems you may be having, while also saying if you need to speak to him or see him then call. No holding back on the caring with this doctor.
The third and last member of this dream team, like the other two, will answer any questions I have whether calling on the phone or emailing his assistant about any problems or questions I have. He has brought a particular kind of therapy from Germany to the USA that helps folks who are losing cartilage by giving them a series of these injections that will prevent any more cartilage loss for anywhere from 2 to 6 years. Again, anytime I see this doctor he doesn’t hesitate to sit with me and to answer all of my questions. He is smart, has great confidence without the arrogance. Most importantly, he is there for you.
I don’t know about you but I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I have found these three good men who happen to be doctors.
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