Stephen Newman, MD
Dr. Newman believes it`s important to consider a patient's individuality. "I treat my patients with respect to their own circumstances, hopes, lifestyles and expectations." He says making his patients feel comfortable is a priority. "My patients tell me I'm a good listener. I think my sense of humor and ability to translate complicated medical problems into understandable language helps put them at ease.
Dr. Newman stresses preventive medicine and believes patients should participate in making decisions about their health care. "I encourage my patients to gather as much information as they can about their medical problems and treatment options. My job is to help them sort through the information and make a decision that best suits their situation. After all, the patient is the most important part of the health care team."
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center-Oakland (California)
UCSF School of Medicine