I am a neurosurgeon during the day and a protector of patients on evenings and weekends.
I believe that there is far too much spine surgery offered and have focused my last several years on helping patients find solutions to their pain- often without surgery.
I believe in the power of the patient-doctor relationship and believe that a surgeon must also be a comforter, a contextualizer, and an empathizer.
The surgeon should educate and instruct on how to build health in addition to treating disease.
Your Personal or Professional Goals:
I would love to put together a patient-centric and holistic program to treat back pain at its onset.
This would save the patient from unnecessary treatment and save our healthcare system money.
What’s your offering to the world:
I have had success as a surgeon and now want to use my resources to improve the system of medicine.
Who/What Inspires You:
I am inspired by anyone who has put sustained effort into mastery.
I believe that mastery is the path to passion and not the other way around.
To convince people to favor the slow-fix over the quick-fix.
Health creation is more powerful than disease treatment.
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” -Michelangelo
What’s Something about You not Many People Know:
I have written the book, The End of Back Pain
Online and Social Sites:
Website URL: patrickrothmd.com
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