When it comes to finding the perfect doctor, you want to look for someone
that you feel comfortable with — someone who connects with you and
sees you as an individual. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s
what some of the doctors have to say about why they do what they do!
When you truly take the time to know a patient, you can work together towards
better overall health. For Susan Jewett, physician assistant for Cortland
Regional’s Family Medicine practice, her passion lies in helping
her patients find the motivation to take an active part in their health.
As a physician assistant in family medicine, Jewett views her role as
the ideal opportunity to offer early intervention, coaching, and education
to change a mindset with her patients. Ophthalmologist Dr. Adam Miller
adds, “people want to be empowered when it comes to their health.”
Care That Feels Personal
When it comes to bedside manner, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Charley Gates
says he takes care of people “the way I would take care of my mom
or my brother.” Gates also prefers practicing medicine in a small
community where he can get to know his patients better.
Comfort Is Key
When you have the right doctor for you, you can be open and honest about
any questions or issues you may have -- even outside the office. With
over 30 years practicing in the community, Margaret Downing, PA, Internal
Medicine is no stranger to that. “When someone feels comfortable
enough to stop you in the store to ask a question, they are no longer
a patient. They’re your friend and neighbor,” says Downing.
Respect Is Vital
Your wishes should always be met, no matter what treatment is offered.
General surgeon Dr. Jabbar Saliba believes “patient-centered care
begins with a team of two – patient and doctor. Physicians must
offer the best solutions and treatments while respecting the patient’s
If you are looking for a provider that strives to make a difference, treats
you like family, and works to provide the highest level of care —
then look no further than Cortland Regional Medical Center.
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