As the director of clinical operations for NYU Langone’s Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health, Caren F. Behar, MD, knows the importance of providing care specifically tailored to female executives. Executive physicals—comprehensive examinations required by many employers—have historically focused on male executives, so female health issues, including birth control, menopause, and gynecological cancers, have not always been addressed. As recognized by Worth, the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health is different.
Dr. Behar begins her appointments by carefully listening to her patient’s background. “You get so much more in 2 hours than in 20 minutes. Getting personal, family, and social histories puts patients in context. Someone who’s a CEO has different stressors than an artist or a doctor,” she tells Worth.
Dr. Behar values being available and present for her patients, sharing her personal cell phone number with them. She says, “I’d rather them have access to me, every day of the week.”
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