For Mimi Susman, finding a top-level ophthalmologist who would take the time to provide compassionate care as well as medical expertise was essential.
We live in a fast paced world full of next day service and drive-through convenience. In the medical world, however, speed and convenience are low on the list of priorities for most patients while human compassion and patience are high.
For Mimi Susman, finding a top-level ophthalmologist who would take the time to provide compassionate care as well as medical expertise was essential. Fortunately for her, Anthony Nesburn, M.D., Discovery Eye Foundation Medical Director, was the doctor she chose when she first needed cataract surgery in the 1990s.
"I have always been so impressed by Dr. Nesburn," says Mrs. Susman. "He has always found the time to talk to me and help me through whatever was going on."
A longtime patient of Dr. Nesburn, Mrs. Susman's husband, Ben, recommended that his wife go to Nesburn for the procedure. In the years following her successful surgery, Mrs. Susman and her husband continued to see Dr. Nesburn until they moved to Orange County. Recently, when Mrs. Susman had difficulty get-ting the right glasses prescription, she turned to Dr. Nesburn for assistance.
"I called him and he scheduled me for a visit immediately," she says. "In fact, he scheduled me to come in on the 4th of July. He is unbelievable. A lot of doctors could learn from him."
Mrs. Susman's faith in Dr. Nesburn recently prompted her to make a generous gift to the Discovery Eye Foundation in support of Macular Degeneration research conducted at the Morris S. Pynoos Eye Research Laboratories at the University of California, Irvine.
"I am fortunate that I have not yet experienced macular degeneration," says Mrs. Susman. "Many of my friends, however, have been diagnosed. I feel that this is a very important area to support."
"Mimi came out for a tour and met with the research staff," says Dr. Nesburn. "Her generous gift has helped take us to the next level in our UCI macular degeneration research program. We are very appreciative of her gift and I care deeply about her as a patient and a friend."