How We Monitor Progress Part 1


Hi, I’m Dr. Branyon. Welcome to my windshield office. Yes, it’s just what it says, windshield office. That means I’m driving in the car. I spend so much time going back and forth to work and from state to state that sometimes it feels like I should be getting a whole lot more work done in the car than I do. Sometimes I get in the car and it’s like “whew! it’s just a peaceful avenue to think”. And sometimes I will make calls, and sometimes I just zone out and watch the road.

But today, I thought, well, why can’t I try doing… a video?

Maybe just a short video to check it out. But I’m giving it a try. I don’t know about the lighting so it may seem a little weird but I’m an amateur to this. I’m just getting started. So I’m just trying it out. Well, one of the things I wanted to mention is that patients come to us all the time. Wanting to know how are we going to monitor their progress. To us, that’s kind of easy. We like black and white. We like science. And I don’t believe that you should be doing guesswork.

So, when someone comes to us, we do like blood work, we like x-rays and that’s a lot of how we monitor not just by… “How do you feel?”, “Well you look great!” or “You don’t look so hot today”, “What’s going on?” We like all-around good quality medicine. Now, if you’re  getting chemo-radiation, they’re gonna do x-rays, blood work and so are we. We think that’s the best because you do want to know where you’re going. We don’t like guesswork and you should not like guesswork.

But there is a time and place for it all. Too many x-rays is not good. Too much blood work is just gonna confuse you a little bit too. Sorry, my dog is with me. We’re traveling on the road so you hear her bark a little. She’s wanting water. So  I’m gonna have to cut this short. And we’ll pick up from here. Thanks.