Philosophy of Patient Care
My philosophy of patient care is that I do not give treatment to my patients, I do it for and with my patients. This is a subtle distinction when you put it into print, but is in fact a tremendous difference when you put it into practice.
Patient education is a very important part of this philosophy. When the patient has an understanding of their condition and the treatment options, they are ready to manage their own healthcare. I want to be an integral part of that healthcare, but I believe nothing empowers the patient like information. That is the reason I created this website.
My staff and I are here to serve you. If we ever fail in that mission, please bring it to my attention. I did not get the right to treat patients when I got my medical license, I got the privilege of serving patients when you made an appointment to see me, and I have to re-earn it at every visit.
Click here for an article in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery's Bulletin on Dr. Nelson's work with patient education websites.