Meet Dr. James P. Halloran, Orthopedic Surgeon
Sports drew me to orthopedics. Growing up, I played basketball, football, soccer and track, and I figured if I couldn’t be a professional athlete, I might as well be able to take care of them.
The thing I find most most rewarding is just seeing the patient do well. A thank you, a hug – it doesn’t matter… as long as they do well, I’m a happy guy, and they’re happy, too.
The patient-physician relationship, especially with me, is a team approach – just like in sports. I try to present the options, the decisions that need to be made, and help the patient through that. I am by no means one that forces surgery on patients because I do think that you can do harm with surgery.
Some of the more important qualities that define me as an orthopedic surgeon would be definitely compassion and honesty with my patients. I mean, I’m a little blunt at times with my patients , and I think that many of them would say I don’t sugar coat things. I’m very honest because I want them to know what they’re getting into, especially we’re going to do orthopedic surgery. I am very confident in my abilities, and I think those make up good qualities in an orthopedic surgeon.
Nothing makes me happier than a happy patient. I do love what I do.