My goal is for my patients to take an active role in their disease management. To that end, I take extra time to explain their heart condition in terms they can understand. I want them to appreciate the rationale for tests I have ordered and treatments prescribed. I think that if they "buy in" to their management plan, they tend to be more compliant and more willing to make important lifestyle changes.
Dr. Frederick Badke, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Baker City, OR. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 44 years. Dr. Badke is affiliated with St. Luke's Boise Medical Center.