Diagnosis and treatment are not enough. Patients need to be educated on their condition, treatment options and prevention. Too often patients settle for a quick diagnosis from their physician and are handed a prescription on the way out without any explanation as to the severity of their problem, its cause, or how to prevent this from recurring. At Sowell Podiatry, Dr. Sowell spends much of his time explaining the cause of the condition so patients have a better understanding and, therefore, can make a better decision concerning treatment. Typically, many treatment options are considered and discussed. Dr. Sowell feels a patient educated on their condition makes better decisions and is more compliant to the course of treatment. Written handouts and articles are distributed to promote more study at home if desired and our website (www.etfaonline.com) is a great resource for information.
Sowell Podiatry Core Value – WE EDUCATE PATIENTS ON THEIR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS WHILE ALSO PROVIDING A PLAN FOR PREVENTION.
by Mark E. Sowell, DPM | Dec 2, 2011 | Carthage, Core Values, ETFA Blog, Nacogdoches, Podiatry