To me, health of a patient is a shared goal between the patient and the healthcare provider. To that end, I believe that patient education and empowerment is pivotal in achieving healthcare goals for my patients. As a board certified and trained Endocrinologist, I always make sure that my patients have the state-of-the-art health care advice. However, I also believe that good outcome of my patients is only achievable by listening to them and understanding the barriers they face in their efforts to getting and staying healthy. The relationship that I build with my patients by helping them manage their chronic conditions and the impact on their lives are truly valuable to me.