Pulmonary Critical Care
For John Armstrong, MD, it starts with simple questions to Patients: What do you do? What are you interested in?
It's all about engaging them, letting them know that they matter "beyond just their physical ailment," he says. "You have to be interested in people for who they are."
Dr. Armstrong has honed this personal approach through decades as a Critical Care Pulmonologist, treating Patients with serious ailments such as lung cancer and asthma. Building trust and taking the time to learn about his Patients gives him a deeper understanding of what's important in Patients' lives and how to deliver the best treatment to them.
"Sparrow's a great hospital and we have a great medical staff," he says. "As an institution we want to build communication among the entire health care team."