Dr. Dorothy M. Jones
Specialization: Internal medicine
Location: Lynwood, IL
Language/s: English only
Years of Experience: 30 years
Board Certified: No
Medical School Name: University of Illinois in Peoria
I am Dr. Dorothy M Jones M.D. I grew up on the south side of Chicago. I attended the University of Chicago for my undergraduate
education then the University of Illinois for medical school. I have been on staff at Ingalls Hospital for 30 years and Franciscan Health
in Olympia Fields for 25 years. I have held various positions on the medical staff and committees at Ingalls including being the first
African American female to be head of the medical staff. I love Chicago and still live there. I am married and have 2 beautiful
children who are growing up to be two of the most fascinating people I know( spoken like a proud mom).
Your Approach to Health Care:
My approach to medicine is to be a good listener. One of the common threads that I have seen throughout my life and career is that everyone wants to heard. When people feel like they are heard they feel valued. Everyone wants to feel valued. In order for my relationship with my patients to work, I have to hear what they are saying and listen to what they say and do not say. I try to listen with an open heart. When I am able to make that connection to a patient it makes my job easier because then I can better get to the root of their problems. Medicine is not only book smarts but also empathy and common sense. Being a physician can be challenging at times but when you can look at patient or their family and see the impact you have had on their lives it is pretty amazing. After 30 years of practicing the art of medicine I still love it when I know I have helped some face whatever health issue they are struggling with.
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