Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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This is a big problem in my profession. There is too little time to discuss the mechanics of surgery or how the results “could look”. Insurance companies are reducing payments making some surgeons spend even less time with patients. Some surgeons do not want to be bothered with patients that have many questions. To put it frankly, some surgeons do not like face-to-face interaction with patients.

On the other hand, do you want to go to a surgeon who does not want to spend the time educating you regarding the surgery and potential outcomes? If he or she cannot take 15-20 minutes to discuss surgery (after a thorough history and physical examination), this might not be the surgeon you want taking care of you after surgery.

Dr. Corenman