Sir William Osler, MD taught "Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis." You tell me over 80% of what I need to know, so I listen. I find a few surprises on examination, so I do a complete exam. Tests add another 5-10% of the info, but that's not where to start.
I don't delegate. I like to provide your care myself. It's fun. I don't delegate much to helpers. I do refer to specialists when we need their expertise.
Born and raised on the farm in Michigan. BA in French from Dartmouth College. MD from University of Michigan. 2 years Army at Ft Leavenworth KS. (You can call me Col. Hodges). Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at University of Washington. Deputy chief of Primary Care at USPHS Seattle. 6 years solo Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital. 26 years in Minor and James Clinic in Seattle. Started current practice in Cabrini Tower in 2014. Share with Robert Olsen, MD, Internal Medicine and PSYCHIATRY.