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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very “social” patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles — all geared to improve your quality of life. Please read our Disclaimer

3 comments on “Is “Non-Compliance” Really A Failure of Communication?

  1. That’s a big yes, my friend. My friend Joyce Lee might suggest that it’s a failure in design of the discharge process. Communication design, perhaps.

    Some folks prefer to refer to this as an adherence issue rather than one of compliance.

  2. Thanks for stopping by Bryan. I agree with Joyce Lee. It is a failure on multiple levels. Pre-op, post-op, and in follow up in the office. Would be more than happy to participate in the redesign 🙂

  3. Too often I have found that the discharge instructions are given by a nurse, AFTER the doctor has left. And they can’t answer my questions.

    After several surgeries I have received instructions “to resume current medications”. But makes no mention about the aspirin & fish oils that where stopped before the operation to reduce bleeding.

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