According to a New York Times article, “Do Women Make Better Doctors?”, several studies have shown that female doctors tend to be more encouraging and reassuring, use shared decision-making, ask more psychosocial questions and spend more time — up to 10 percent more — with patients than male doctors do.
“I think that being a female plastic surgeon makes me a better breast reconstruction surgeon. And I think that unique perspective enables me to understand what my parents are experiencing in terms of the change in their body, and both the emotional and the physical aspects of breast reconstruction. I want to know what my patients are thinking and feeling so I can better educate them, and also know how I can meet their needs.”
— Dr. Elisabeth Potter
Dr. Elisabeth Potter is encouraging and reassuring with her patients. Based on the philosophy that each woman is different, she works closely with them to help them choose the best possible reconstruction for their circumstances.
She also goes above and beyond providing her services as a surgeon, by connecting her patients to flight and lodging assistance if traveling from out of town, or by offering post-surgery recovery shirts. Not only does Dr. Potter have a uniquely caring approach, but she also has some of the best training a plastic surgeon could have. She completed a Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery Fellowship with MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.
For more information, contact Dr. Potter online or call 512-324-8320.