As the news broke this morning about the potential discovery of the remains of the Malaysian plane that disappeared this last week, it made me think about going the extra mile. Just as the authorities had to widen the search, and rethink their initial assumptions, they also enlisted the help of additional resources.
To be effective in helping our patients, we too have to go the extra mile. This often includes going beyond the initial examination and utilizing both diagnostic and treatment resources outside the office. Following protocols established for various diagnoses is greatly helpful, but we must be prepared to change our assumptions based upon additional information received from our patients, diagnostic laboratory and radiology tests, other healthcare professionals treating the patient, and the patient’s response to any initial treatment provided. Our team is dedicated to going the extra mile for our patients.
The Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City treats patients with: