Dr. Doute's philosophy of patient care is simple. He treats others as he would himself and his closest family members, working closely with his patients as partners to educate them as to their condition and to help them make decisions. He tries to assure that adequate non surgical treatment is done with patients to eliminate their pain, such as physical therapy, medicines, injections, exercise and time, and tries to avoid surgery if possible. However, Dr. Doute' recognizes that sometime surgery is necessary to fix the patients problem. He realizes that most patients are scared of undergoing surgery, so he tries to do everything to educate his patients about their condition and what they need, to lessen those fears. Dr. Doute' stays ahead of the curve and keeps up to date on and uses the latest procedures and surgical technology to help his patients. Most importantly, he tries to never give up on patients.
Dr. Doute' knew he wanted to be a physician as early as the 6th grade. graduating top of his class from high school in St. Croix, he attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland on multiple scholarships. Johns Hopkins, a top ten ranked university, has a storied place in medical history and has a rigorous premedical program which prepares students well for careers in medicine. He did extensive mentoring and tutoring of baltimore city high school students while in college. After graduating near the top of his class, he was immediately accepted to Harvard Medical School, usually ranked the #1 medical school in the country. While in Boston at Harvard, Dr. Doute' decided to pursue additional education in health care policy, graduating with a Masters in Public Policy Degree at the same time as earning his Doctor of Medicine Degree. Dr. Doute' then decided to pursue his chosen field of Orthopedic Surgery at the world renown Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Institutions, the birthplace of graduate medical residency education, and another top rated institution. He then decided to enter into private practice to give him the ultimate control in treating his patients.