Doing What Comes Naturally
"I always knew I wanted to be a doctor," says Anna Cox, MD, a second-year resident in internal medicine. Anna is training to become an internist—a physician focused on comprehensive adult health care. What also seems to have come instinctively to Anna, besides her aspiration to be a doctor, is her patient- and family-centered manner. For Anna, partnering with patients and families has always been the natural and right thing to do, and something that also gives her immense personal satisfaction. "I like developing relationships with people and working together to achieve health goals. Only by really partnering with my patients and taking time to listen to their concerns and desired outcomes can I be sure that they will trust me and embrace my recommendations for ways to improve their health."