Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego; San Diego CA - La Jolla, CA
was a University of California, San Diego
medical school graduate.
most memorable experiences in medical school came in quiet interactions with patients, often at odd hours.
still remembers one such patient, a person with a large foot abscess due to poor diabetic control.
is a natural at internal medicine - enjoying not only the complexities of managing a critically ill patient via careful attention to each organ system and the patient as a whole, but also being a guide to patients, helping them navigate the complex and often extremely confusing world of medicine, explaining consultant recommendations and helping them understand how to get the resources they need to succeed in the world.
As a San Diego native, he
is also a unique example of someone whose roots in medicine are tied in to his
says: "It was in third year of medical school when I did a two week elective in geriatrics that my professional interests and academic interests collided.
brings an understated grace to his
practice of medicine.
Whether rounding on a busy medicine service or serving as a consultant, he is thorough and willing to go the extra mile - calling patients at home, recalculating medication effects, and able to see both the details and the big picture.
At a time when the holistic aspects of medical care - the time spent in conversation or in careful follow-up - are devalued, Dr. Neel
continues to value these.
We are lucky to have people like him entering the field.
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