Many patients will need to see us for years. Understanding their goals, interests and fears can help us frame difficult decisions and respond honestly. As children move into adolescence, constantly refocusing care towards the teen is equally critical. Recurrent education about options, anticipated problems and tradeoffs takes longer. Whenever possible, this combination of interest, respect and education lets families make effective choices.
What I love about Boston Children's Hospital
As a general pediatrician earlier in my career, I was constantly frustrated that when I identified a major problem I almost always had to get help to manage it. Now, after more than 20 years at Boston Children's, I know precisely how to help my patients with a number of major problems. And I know exactly where to find colleagues, nurses, and technologists with the same level of commitment.
Dr. Mark Alexander, MD is a pediatric cardiology doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital.