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Rana Bitar: An Oncologist’s Perspective on Healthcare

We hear an oncologist’s perspective on healthcare from Rana Bitar in this episode of the Perspectives on Healthcare Podcast with Rob Oliver. Rana is originally from Syria and now practices in the state of New York. She is an oncologist/hematologist in private practice and member of Generation X.

Here are 3 things that stood out as Rana Bitar shared an oncologist’s perspective on healthcare:

· Quality healthcare, in the realm of oncology, involves being a healer for the patient. Being a healer is more important than being a doctor, according to Rana Bitar.
· A cancer diagnosis impacts far more than just the individual receiving the diagnosis. It affects their entire social circle.
· It is necessary to treat each case as a unique human experience, understanding each patient’s circumstances, philosophy, place in life, and goals.
· Bonus: Quality of life is not determined by a medical professional but by the patient themselves.

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