Dr. Dobson believes that his patients always come first. He devotes all the time and attention needed to each individual patient, no matter how simple or complicated the problem may be, and likes to partner with his patients and their families to ensure the best outcomes possible. He is always available to answer questions, provide reassurance, and address issues, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your health and well-being are the most important thing to you; likewise, Dr. Dobson makes those things important to him.
Dr. Dobson works with all his colleagues and consulting physicians to make sure that each and every patient has the best care available to them in the Spacecoast. He is constantly working with your doctors to make sure that your healthcare is delivered with the highest standard possible.
Dr. Dobson’s philosphy is very simple — take care of the patient the way you would want your family member to be taken care of, and everything will be for the best. It is Dr. Dobson’s expectation that this philosphy be shared by all members of his healthcare team in the care of each and every patient he interacts with.
Advancement and Excellence in surgery
Dr. Dobson is one of most experienced da Vinci Robotic general and colorectal surgeons, and has revolutionized laparoscopic surgery in this area with the use of single incision surgeries to remove gallbadders, appendixes, colons, and repair hiatal hernias and perform Nissen fundoplications. He also performs old fashioned open surgery, when needed. An overview of his accomplishments may be found on his curriculum vitae page.
Dr. Dobson has taken care of thousands of patients throughout his career, from infants and children to the eldest of our community. He has take care of several major local celebrities and community leaders, and also takes care of the families our of doctors, nurses, and support staff. He is greatly respected by those that have watched him care for their families and loved ones.
Dr. Dobson considers it a privilege and an honor to be entrusted with someone’s life. Upon graduation from the University of Miami’s Honors Program in Medical Education, Dr. Dobson took both the Oath of Maimonides and the Hippocratic Oath. Dr. Dobson respects every patient and their family’s religious, spiritual or other beliefs, and will respect and honor their individual situations, to the best of his human abilities.
The Oath of Maimonides
“Almighty God, Thou has created the human body with infinite wisdom. Ten thousand times ten thousand organs hast Thou combined in it that act unceasingly and harmoniously to preserve the whole in all its beauty the body which is the envelope of the immortal soul. They are ever acting in perfect order, agreement and accord. Yet, when the frailty of matter or the unbridling of passions deranges this order or interrupts this accord, then forces clash and the body crumbles into the primal dust from which it came. Thou sendest to man diseases as beneficent messengers to foretell approaching danger and to urge him to avert it.
“Thou has blest Thine earth, Thy rivers and Thy mountains with healing substances; they enable Thy creatures to alleviate their sufferings and to heal their illnesses. Thou hast endowed man with the wisdom to relieve the suffering of his brother, to recognize his disorders, to extract the healing substances, to discover their powers and to prepare and to apply them to suit every ill. In Thine Eternal Providence Thou hast chosen me to watch over the life and health of Thy creatures. I am now about to apply myself to the duties of my profession. Support me, Almighty God, in these great labors that they may benefit mankind, for without Thy help not even the least thing will succeed.
“Inspire me with love for my art and for Thy creatures. Do not allow thirst for profit, ambition for renown and admiration, to interfere with my profession, for these are the enemies of truth and of love for mankind and they can lead astray in the great task of attending to the welfare of Thy creatures. Preserve the strength of my body and of my soul that they ever be ready to cheerfully help and support rich and poor, good and bad, enemy as well as friend. In the sufferer let me see only the human being. Illumine my mind that it recognize what presents itself and that it may comprehend what is absent or hidden. Let it not fail to see what is visible, but do not permit it to arrogate to itself the power to see what cannot be seen, for delicate and indefinite are the bounds of the great art of caring for the lives and health of Thy creatures. Let me never be absent- minded. May no strange thoughts divert my attention at the bedside of the sick, or disturb my mind in its silent labors, for great and sacred are the thoughtful deliberations required to preserve the lives and health of Thy creatures.
“Grant that my patients have confidence in me and my art and follow my directions and my counsel. Remove from their midst all charlatans and the whole host of officious relatives and know-all nurses, cruel people who arrogantly frustrate the wisest purposes of our art and often lead Thy creatures to their death.
“Should those who are wiser than I wish to improve and instruct me, let my soul gratefully follow their guidance; for vast is the extent of our art. Should conceited fools, however, censure me, then let love for my profession steel me against them, so that I remain steadfast without regard for age, for reputation, or for honor, because surrender would bring to Thy creatures sickness and death.
“Imbue my soul with gentleness and calmness when older colleagues, proud of their age, wish to displace me or to scorn me or disdainfully to teach me. May even this be of advantage to me, for they know many things of which I am ignorant, but let not their arrogance give me pain. For they are old and old age is not master of the passions. I also hope to attain old age upon this earth, before Thee, Almighty God!
“Let me be contented in everything except in the great science of my profession. Never allow the thought to arise in me that I have attained to sufficient knowledge, but vouchsafe to me the strength, the leisure and the ambition ever to extend my knowledge. For art is great, but the mind of man is ever expanding.
“Almighty God! Thou hast chosen me in Thy mercy to watch over the life and death of Thy creatures. I now apply myself to my profession. Support me in this great task so that it may benefit mankind, for without Thy help not even the least thing will succeed.”