Even though Dr. Patrick Boyett is considered an expert in his field, he first and foremost sees his job as alleviating his patient’s pain and getting them back to living their lives as quickly as possible.
“When patients come to see me, they are typically in the kind of pain where their quality of life is quickly deteriorating,” he explained. “My job is to change the trajectory, so they can get back to living their lives.”
To accomplish this for his patients, Dr. Boyett takes a team approach. His team consists of radiology technologists and orthopedic clinicians, as well as a surgical team that he has the pleasure of working with for over a decade.
When surgery is the only way to pain relief, Dr. Boyett will use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible such as arthroscopic surgery.
As one of the leading arthroscopic surgeons in the region, Dr. Boyett is a true believer in using technology to help his patients.
“Surgery techniques have come a long way in the last few decades,” Dr. Boyett explained. “Minimally invasive technology allows me to perform surgery with the least amount of damage and scarring, and the fastest return to life.”
One of the first things patients notice about Dr. Boyett is that he is a great listener.
“First, I listen. Then, I examine. Then, I diagnose,” he said. “It’s important to do it in that order so patients feel validated – they know what’s going on in their own bodies. Our job is to draw it out and get to the root of the problem.”
Patients also notice that Dr. Boyett is a genuinely kind person who cares about them.
“We are a small practice within a larger practice,” he explained. “As part of The Orthopaedic Center, we have all these incredible resources at our disposal, but we maintain a small-practice feel for our patients.”
Dr. Boyett believes the more engaged patients are, the less fearful they will be. As part of his approach, he makes sure they understand all their options, are involved in the decision-making and are invested in the process.
“I feel very blessed that I am able to do what I do,” Dr. Boyett said. “One of my greatest joys in life is when my patient no longer has to worry about pain anymore – they are doing what they do with their lives.”
“If you listen to the patient long enough, they will tell you what is wrong with them.”
Trust is another big component of Dr. Boyett’s treatment philosophy, and he works hard to build a relationship with his patients.
“My patients place an enormous amount of trust in me,” explained Dr. Boyett. “Nobody wants to be operated on – but I think it helps that they know I think of them as part of my family and that I will treat them as such,”
“I want my patients to truly understand that I have their best interests at heart and that any recommendation for treatment that I make is centered around their individual circumstances,” he said.
Dr. Boyett’s ability to communicate in a down-to-earth manner means that patients understand their treatment plans and expected outcomes.