There are so many reasons I enjoy coming to work everyday… Every patient who walks in and thanks myself and my staff for improving their quality of life provides all of us with a rush. This is, in the end, the reason why most of us became physicians!
Healthcare and Social Media: The Orthopedic Minute:
Good morning I am Howard Luks this is your Orthopedic Minute. (Being a physician).. this is not just a job. What do I mean by that? That’s how I approach my day and I will look forward to getting up and getting to the office and seeing patients or going to the operating room and seeing patients. I particularly enjoy seeing patients back in follow up, who I have treated previously. Why? Because I see them myself, I do not rely on office extenders, physicians’ assistant, or nurse practitioners etcetera. I am not saying they don’t have a critical role in the healthcare process, they absolutely do. What I am saying is that the pleasure that I derive from practicing medicine is helping you. I frequently have people come in and say thank you and they are offering gifts, etc.
That is wonderful and I really appreciate it. However, watching you walk into the room when six months prior (to your knee replacement) you required the aid of a cane or a walker — and I see a smile on your face and I know that your quality of life has been improved, you have made my day.
That is the reason why I am a physician. That is the reason why I practice medicine and that is the reason why I come to work everyday. I couldn’t imagine doing it any other way. I hope we have a great day bye.