In my position as a surgical hospitalist, I only take of urgent and emergent general surgery conditions. I do not have an elective practice.
I am blessed in that I am able to care for patients regardless of their ability to pay. I am paid a salary, so my income is not based on the number of cases I do or what insurance a patient has. I offer an operation solely because I feel the patient needs it.
I approach each patient based on their disease process and feel each patient deserves the same care, unrelated to socioeconomic status.
Dr. Mark Snell, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Puyallup, WA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Snell is affiliated with Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital.