Hi, there. Welcome to Seven Rivers. I’m here to show you around.
I’ve spent a lot of time in hospitals. In my 30+ years as an orthopedic surgeon, I’ve worked at seven hospitals around the country, jumping between residencies and jobs to see as much of the American healthcare scene as possible. I’ve worked in emergency rooms, trauma units, and even, for a brief period, had a private(-ish) practice. There are very few medical professionals who have seen as many hospitals as I have.
I’m also both aging and physically active. This means, in addition to treating countless patients in hospitals, I’ve also been on the receiving end of care – a lot. I’ve seen my fair share of cardiology units and emergency rooms and outpatient centers and family practice buildings. Now that I think about it, I’ve probably spent more time in hospitals than anywhere else.
I am planning to retire in a couple of years, and I want to leave something tangible and useful behind once I leave the medical world. In a way, this site is my swan song.
Seven Rivers, is designed to give readers and inside look at what a hospital should look like. If you’re shopping around for specialist care or to find a new treatment center, the resources on this site can serve as a guide of what you should look for. Starting to look for home care for an ageing parent? I can tell you what should come standard. Not sure if your local emergency room has everything it should? I’ve got a page for that, too.
The healthcare industry needs to start viewing patients as people, and that means adding transparency. Hopefully this site will provide a good look into what you should expect and deserve from a treatment center.