Earlier this year, a facial pain patient of Stephen Haines, MD, sent him a heartfelt thank-you note. In it she wrote, “Thanks to you and your colleagues, I have been pain-free, symptom-free, and have been able to have a productive healthy life.”
Many of us will visit multiple car lots before deciding to buy a car but we don’t typically go to multiple physicians for our healthcare decisions. There are several avenues open to patients and phsicians today to get informtaion from multiple sources and arrive at a "genuine collaboration."
In 1992, Congress passed Public Law 102-450, designating May as Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, commemorating the month that marked the arrival of the first documented Japanese immigrant to the United States and the completion of the transcontinental railroad, a feat that culminated from the contributions of ~20,000 Chinese immigrants.