Education as Medicine
The Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine was intentionally designed
and physically constructed to optimize the opportunity for communication
and the quality of education, knowledge, and insight we provide to our
patients and clients.
We constructed the check-in and waiting room areas to facilitate exchange
of information from us to our patients/clients (through scrolling informational
powerpoint slide presentations available on large format flatscreens and
iPads or desktops). We also promote information exchange from our patients/clients
to us through tablet-based artificial intelligence and machine-learning
programs available prior to or after examination room assessments.
Our examination rooms include comfortable recliner-style chairs that allow
patients and clients to sit at the same height as our examining physicians
to better facilitate communication. The chairs can then be reclined fully
and raised to convert into a traditional “table” for medical
examinations. These rooms also include large format flat-screen monitors
that are used in digital signage mode to project Health Tips to our patients
with meaningful, easy to understand information on brain health. These
Health Tips are also available on our social media feed, (with regular
updates), in addition to relavent information on Sports Neurology, Neurological
Health Across the Lifespan, and Pain Management. These in-room flatscreens
are also used to project educational information, animations, and presentations
from our Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine website (guided by our medical
staff), as indicated/appropriate for the individual patient and client.
The Center has access to technologies such as
BodyViz that further improve on education and insight. BodyViz is an exciting
and revolutionary way to get a personalized, 3-D interactive image of
what is going on inside the body, directly from MRI or CT scan onto an
iPad. Our health professionals will help you combine a unique verbal and
visual learning experience, so you can make better sense out of why you
are experiencing what you are experiencing. This enhances your ability
to make informed, educated medical decisions making and helps us tailor
a treatment plan especially for you.
We believe that a well-informed patient is a better patient. Shared medical
decision-making results in better outcomes. We respect the effect that
knowledge and insight has on symptom severity, function, and quality of
life. Our goal is for patients to have the highest level of sophistication
regarding their diagnosis, our recommended interventions and the rationale
for those recommendations.