Why should you read this? Hopefully my story will convince you
I was a practicing surgeon last at Dartmouth in the ENT section. Much as other members of the department, my daily routine was taking care of patients, research and I was also involved in hospital-wide building patient safety and quality.
My life and what I knew came to a crashing halt in 2014-I was diagnosed with a condition called cerebellar ataxia. I had to give up my practice and surgery and direct in-person patient care. But I still wanted to help patients and people. I started a small business to try and achieve this (Giri MD, LLC). I am hoping to bring both perspectives to future discussions-the patient and the physician-
My hope with this blog is to educate and inform you the reader (two elements of patient care that I missed the most). I am going to try and update with new information weekly.