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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard 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.

8 comments on “Why Patients Seek Second Opinions

  • Awesome…Really Awesome. There are many situations like these. Patients dont understand about shared decisions or why some physicians recommend and why some dont. Doctors dont take time to explain “shared decisions” and why and how they come to a conclusion of their recommendations and how patients inputs and decisions have to be involved. Great post on “Second Opinions” and “Shared Decisions”. Kudos!!!!!!! Keep them coming. I will quote this post when I need to explain this to someone.

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