My favorite part of work is sitting down and talking with people about their disease. I put a lot of effort into explaining things in intuitive ways in lay terms about how these diseases work. Some are pretty difficult to explain. But I think its important that people understand their disease what were doing when we make an intervention what were trying to accomplish and frankly what were not able to accomplish sometimes. The explanations put people more in a position of feeling in control and they actually do better with their disease when they understand it. What motivates me is that there are people out there confronting a disease that never rests. For all the dramatic things that make headlines in the world of cardiology there is no substitute for the day-to-day interventions diet medication and activity that really are most important.
Dr. Benjamin Conway, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Conway is affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.