Long Live Healthy with Member Stories

Jan 31, 2012

Member: Daniel

Doctor Rating: 5

I first met Dr. Sanford H. Schwartz in about 1982 as a result of an unfortunate infection in my then 27-year old prostate.

I first met Dr. Sanford H. Schwartz in about 1982 as a result of an unfortunate infection in my then 27-year old prostate. Needless to say, I was uncomfortable about the needed prostate massage needed to insure speedy healing, but Dr. Schwartz was so professional and caring that the procedure was easily endure while Dr. Schwarz enable me to maintain my dignity, and gave me sage advice about how to prevent a recurrence of the infection. in the 30 years since that first meeting, Dr. Schwartz has been a virtuoso at coaching, counseling, and creating an absolutely compassionate doctor-patient relationship with me. Especially noteworthy is his genius at maintaining such a caring relationship as, over the years, I gained more than 40 pounds of unhealthy weight, Losing the that same 40 pounds was a victory that he vigorously encouraged, which i have done, though weight management, proper diet, and regular exercise remain 'mantras' of Dr. Schwartz and goals for me. The most magical moment, for me, with Dr. Schwartz came when his astute, well trained eye detected a collapsed lung via x-ray in 2005. I had been feeling sickly, with flu-like symptoms about three weeks before my annual physical exam, and was astounded that he was able to immediately refer me immediately to a pulmonary physician who re-inflated my lung without requiring a hospital stay. This incident, along with Dr. Schwarz' ability to make referrals to top notch specialists, as needed, convinced me to continue our doctor-patient with MDVIP. I attach a photo my mother and me in 1973, when we were both younger and more carefree. She died in 2009 with diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis, a complication of rheumatoid arthritis and/or her prescribed medications for the condition. In the photo, she is a thin 38-year old mother of six, five of whom survived childhood, and I am 17 and slim. Neither our genetics nor our lifestyle circumstances had yet taken their toll on us.