Patient-focused care with compassion is my prerogative. The other aspect of the physician-patient relationship is listening which can provide great insight in not only the medical aspect but also the psychosocial component. Cardiovascular medicine is one of those specialties that is truly life-saving. The field of cardiology is always advancing with a multitude of different avenues so I always incorporate a systematic approach. Therefore, not only is the doctor-patient relationship important but also the multi-disciplinary approach to the management of such complex disease processes. I was raised with values to always respect and treat one as if they were my own family. Respect and the values the patient holds are paramount. The journey of a patient and their family can be a tough road but I will be there along with them to help alleviate any roadblocks incurred. We are all in this together and it is a privilege to save another human life.