I bring a unique perspective to this vocation, because I’ve also been a patient. For more than a year, I received aggressive treatment for a complex case of colon cancer. I greatly appreciated the healthcare providers who took the time to listen to me during my care and answer my many questions. Experiencing healthcare from the patient’s perspective has made me a better doctor today. You can expect that I will listen to your concerns attentively, answer your questions with patience, and treat your needs with compassion—all the ways in which all patients deserve to receive care.