My primary goal is to listen and understand my patient's medical illness so we can work cooperatively as a team in order to develop the most effective and efficient treatment plan. I want patients to feel comfortable, and open with me in order to have open channels of communication. The patient's physical/mental health and safety is of utmost importance to me.
I encourage my patients and families to be their own healthcare advocates as well. I educate and encourage each patient to be as much involved in their healthcare decision making as possible. I approach each patient case with an open mind, listening to the patient and family. I believe in treating all patients as though they were my own family with dignity and respect. Physicians can learn a great deal about life in general by listening to their patients!
Dr. Christopher Brennan, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in West Islip, NY. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Dr. Brennan is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Roger Williams Medical Center and Kent Hospital.