Urologic Director, Center for Female Urology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
I have always been interested in physician communication and relations as I think there is always an opportunity to communicate more effectively with patients. It is hard to come to a referral institution like ours with the high expectations that most patients have and then deliver on all fronts. This course has given me some skills to not only help patients through these important transitions in care, but also deal with some complex and challenging patient interaction scenarios. As one goes through their day to day affairs, one may not use every aspect taught in the class, but when it is necessary, the skills learned can be a valuable asset to effectively deal with these increasingly more common interaction challenges. Accordingly, I find my practice more satisfying and am more comfortable at dealing with tough patients.
← Sandip Vasavada, MD