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1818MOItakesateamapproachtomedicineencouragingitsspecialiststocollaborateacrossdisciplinaryboundariesinordertotreatthewholepatient.TheskeletonisonebigsystemnotesMichele.Problemsinonepartofthesystemcanaffectalltheotherparts.Soourabilitytoconsultreadilywithotherspecialistsinsideourownorganizationisahugeadvantageforthepatient.Butsheadmitsthatmedicinehasbecomemorecomplicatedduringheryearsofpractice.Weandourpatientshavetodealwithalotofissuesextraneoustomedicinepaperworknegotiatingandmanaginginsuranceclaimseconomicpressures.TwentyyearsagowhenIstartedpracticeIhadalmostnoneofthat.Dr.Glasgowtakesthecomplexityoftodayshealthcareindustryinstride.Yousimplyhavetothinkaboutthewholepackageshesays.Ineverminimizethewidearrayofsocialcircumstancesthataffectpatientsatisfaction.ButIdontthinkmostpeopleoutsideofmedicineunderstandhowmuchemotionalstockdoctorsplaceinpositiveoutcomes.Tobeabletohaveanoverallpositiveimpactonsomeoneslifeiswhatmakesthiscareerworthwhile.ThiscomprehensiveapproachtopatientcareseemslikeasimpleextensionoftheguidingprinciplesMichelebringstoherfamilylife.Itsallaboutthebigpicture.Howeverwithchildrenaswithpatientsextraneousissuescangetinthewayofasuccessfuloutcome.Sometimesasparentswegetcaughtupinthesmalldetailsofourchildrenslives.DidyoupickupyoursocksDidyouleavedirtyplatesinthesinkThosearentthingsyoucandwellontoomuchthough.ThisrevelationledMichelebacktoNewYorkandColumbiaUniversitywhereshechangedherspecialtytoorthopaedics.SheandStevewouldhavetocarryonalong-distancemarriageforthreeandahalfyearsbutsheremembersitasanextendedperiodofdating.WedidnthavechildrenyetandwewereonlyabletogettogetheracoupleofweekendsamonthbutthosedaysspenttogetherexploringPhiladelphiaorManhattanwerefullofgreatopportunitiesforacoupleintheirtwenties.MicheleandStevefoundthemselvestogetheragainatPennwhenshereturnedtodoherfellowshipinsportsmedicine.ThenshewasbacktoColumbiaforashoulderfellowship.Finallyaftercompletingyearsoftrainingthedaycameforthemtodecidewheretheywouldsettledownpracticemedicineandraisetheirfamilywhichnowincludedtwoyoungchildren.Wethoughtaboutgoingsouthwheretheweatherwouldbewarmallthetime.Wethoughtaboutlivingnearaskiresort.Ourrstthoughtswereprobablymoreashthansubstance.Whenitcamedowntoitthoughwerealizedwewantedtoliveinasmalltomedium-sizedtownwithsolidcommunityandreligiousvaluesaDivisionIuniversityandproximitytoamajorairportsowecouldeasilyvisitourfamilies.DeKalbCountyhadalltheseelements.MicheleashoulderspecialisthasfoundplentyofrewardinherprofessionallifeatMidwestOrthopaedicInstituteMOI.WithstrongtiestotheDeKalbCountycommunityareaschoolsandNorthernIllinoisUniversityMOIhasaffordedhertheopportunitytotreatawidevarietyofpatientsfromeliteathletestopeoplewhohavehadtheirworkorqualityoflifeaffectedbyinjuryorjointdisease.lefttorightMicheleJordanSteveGrahamAnnaandRyan.THENNOWTheGlasgows