Dr. Parikh has consulted or performed surgery on several individuals supported by The Arc. His compassion and thoughtful care was evident in a recent visit by a woman with developmental disabilities, who was accompanied by family members, her residential counselor, and her nurse care manager. Noting the patient’s concern, Dr. Parikh said, “Wow, you are a lucky lady. Look at all the support you have around you in this room, and I am here to support you as well. We will get through this.”
Dr. Parikh did not end the appointment until he answered all of her questions and those of her family, and explained her treatment plan. He continues to support this person.