I believe that establishing a diagnosis and recommending treatment is only part of my role in caring for patients. Equally important is educating the patient about his/her disorder and empowerment to monitor/manage/cope with that disorder. Patient care is a collaborative endeavor but face-to-face interaction between the patient and physician remains essential, as does the patient's participation in his/her care.
Dr. Robert Westlake Jr, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Camillus, NY. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Westlake Jr is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital.