In 2010 I was run over by an SUV and seriously injured. I was in ICU for two weeks.
While my accident almost killed me, it also made me a more compassionate person, and a better surgeon. When I tell my patients I understand how they feel, it's not just something they told me to say in med school. I really do I understand the fear, frustration and anxiety associated with a major medical trauma. Will I walk again? Will I ever get better? Will this pain ever go away?
Of all of the training I've received, the best lessons I've learned started under the wheels of a Cadillac Escalade. When I tell a patient, "I've been there," they can rest assured that I really have.
Because of my experiences, I'm passionate about how my practice delivers treatment to my patients.
Dr. Khader Shamieh, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Covington, LA. He is 39 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Shamieh is affiliated with East Jefferson General Hospital, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, North Oaks Medical Center, Southern Surgical Hospital, Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital and Louisiana Heart Hospital.