“Sometimes in talking to a patient, I realize that what bothers them the most is not necessarily what they initially pointed out. I spend a lot of time working to understand how a patient sees her or himself. When I can put myself in my patients? shoes, and work to see them through their own eyes, then I can truly create what is in their minds eye. Patients are not a blank slate. They do not come into my office and I do what I think is right. Instead, I strive to achieve what the patient sees through my hands by choosing the right medical treatment. I also find that it is just as important to tell a patient when his or her expectations are not possible or appropriate. Communication with my patients is key. My goal is for patients to feel as if they are talking to a friend when they come to me with their concerns. I love my job. I believe that as long as you enjoy what you do, and everyone around you is happy, then you know that you are doing the right thing.?