Listening & Connecting – Cornerstones of an Effective Doctor
Thankfully, there are lots of very smart doctors. But what makes some doctors more effective than others in motivating patients to be aware, take medication, do exercise, change diet, and generally do as instructed to achieve better outcomes? LISTENING & CONNECTING! Dr. Mandel Sher’s Dad and role model, Dr. Lewis Sher, exemplified these values. On this Father’s Day, Dr. Mandel Sher thanks his Dad for introducing him to the joy of being a doctor and helping people to improve their lives. Here’s a cornerstone principle that Dr. Lewis Sher followed in his pediatric practice and how Dr. Mandel Sher lives these values everyday in his Chronic Cough center of excellence:
“Make Each Patient Feel That They Are the Only Patient You Have.”
Dr. Lewis Sher
“Each patient is a snowflake.”
Dr. Mandel Sher
Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough team take care of PEOPLE. Each person, like a snowflake, is unique. So, it’s valuable to really review and listen to each person’s unique Cough story in order to accurately and completely diagnose the cause(s) and trigger(s) of Chronic Cough and launch a customized treatment plan.
Like his Dad, Dr. Mandel Sher embraces the importance of really CONNECTING with each patient and LISTENING to each patient’s Cough story. Dr. Mandel Sher and the Center for Cough team begin the initial visit by thanking patients for completing medical history paperwork prior to the visit and then reviewing it with them. It is during these LISTENING sessions, that Dr. Sher and/or a Center for Cough team member often hear information that may help unravel the cause and trigger(s) of their Chronic Cough. Dr. Mandel Sher is helping people with Chronic Cough to achieve REMARKABLE Cough Relief and Resolution:
Contact Dr. Mandel Sher: Cough Specialist: 727-393-8067.
Dr. Lewis Sher was hard working, steadfast, and devoted to family and faith. He served in the United States Army, delayed college and medical school to work as a newspaper delivery boy, in a grocery store, and as a “soda jerk” at a pharmacy counter in order to support his parents and help put his sister and two brothers through school. He became an expert in polio and was a pediatrician in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Those were the days of making house calls at all hours, checking-on sick children in hospitals, and bartering goods and services in exchange for an office visit when families needed financial assistance.
Dinner-time for the Sher Family, included Dad Sher relaying stories about the kids and families he had helped that day or news of a patient’s accomplishment. Dad Sher made meaningful connections with each of his patients. Dr. Sher’s relationship with each child generally began as a newborn and continued through young adulthood. He taught boys and girls how to make eye contact and offer a firm handshake. Later on, Dr. Sher would be invited to celebrate graduations and marriages. Humor, photogenic memory, keen intellect, the art of conversation, and kindness in the face of understanding the human condition, characterized Dr. Lewis Sher’s practice. And, so it is with his son, Dr. Mandel Sher at Center for Cough.
Thanks Dad! Happy Father’s Day!