What I hope to do with each patient is to listen: listen to his words, listen to what his body is saying through symptom, and listen to his spirit - what comes through beyond the words and symptoms. Then I use all my knowledge, expertise and experience to solve the patient's problem. I apply to each patient a plan unique to his or her situation. Finally, I want the patient to understand his problem, the plan and his role in that plan. Relief of suffering, creative problem-solving and patient education are what I hope to provide.
My deepest interest is a continual quiet exploration of the presence of God in our lives and how to best live that out. I have a brother who is disabled, and I try to learn from him the ability to be truly present to others, as he is unabashed in his affection toward those around him. I love art, nature, sports, music, the past-time of philosophizing and wondering on life, solving the world's problems, laughing and singing as much as possible. Having written one book and several articles, I would like to write more and include poetry. I have often felt the urge to get more involded in government and politics.
Conditions & Procedures
Carpal Tunnel (CTS),
Degenerative Disc Disease,
Sacroiliac Joint Instability,
Spinal Stenosis: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar,
Ulnar Neuropathy (Elbow)
Dr Hurley made me feel that I was being overly dramatic about my condition and that the severity was not as bad as I felt it was. He was dismissive of my prior PT therapy and told me that I shouldn't be feeling pain where I was feeling pain. He said the disc bulges were not that bad and that "other patients would love to have your back because it's not that bad."
Dr Hurley fantastic! he spends ample time explaining my situation and discussing options. I love his open approach. I like to be involved in these decisions and he spends the time to allow me to understand the options, benefits and risks.
Dr. Hurley is the BEST! He was able to immediately diagnose the problem. I've come to him for years for back pain and wouldn't go to anyone else.
Dr. Hurly is an amazing doctor. I refer him all the time. He is compassionate and understanding. He explains the issue in terms you understand. He includes you in your care plan.
*Dr. Hurley takes time with patients and includes you in your care plan. He is by far one of the best doctors at Northshore.
Dr. Hurley was very patient and helpful
Dr. Hurley was amazing. I explain everything to me so I could understand what is going on. He listened to me fully. He researched and showed me why I am feeling so much pain. I have gone to many doctors and He has finally got the information I need to hear and understand. I am hopefully in his plan of attack to help me be comfortable. surpassed my expectations.
Dr. Hurley did a good job of explaining my medical condition in ways that were easily understandable.
Dr. Hurley did a very good job of dispelling my anxieties about my condition (there were "serious" findings). He quickly sized up my condition and made clear recommendations as to care and maintenance. His explanations were clear and engaging. Dr. Hurley created good rapport, and I look forward to continuing work at the clinic.
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