Sandhya Panch, MD, MPH
I’ve really learned to look at the person as a whole. There’s a common saying that goes, “A good physician treats the disease; a great physician treats the patient.” I always request an hour to meet with the patient because it’s important that I get to understand their social situation and support system. Once you’ve created a rapport, you can really understand what this person needs and what kind of follow-up they’ll need going forward. Research shows that the time you spend at this first meeting makes all the difference. The knowledge and care we offer should translate to comfort, hope and healing with the patient.
Specialty: Hematology Oncology
I bring 16 years of experience in treating patients with hematological issues. Working in the hematology group, I treat patients with blood disorders and blood cell disorders such as immune thrombocytopenia hemolytic anemia and Evans syndrome.
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