At the Voice of the Patient, we are dedicated to enhancing our ability as health care providers to truly listen to others and to establish a therapeutic alliance. In some cases, we can benefit from listening to the experience and mindset of other providers, such as Dr. Emil Berengut.
Dr. Berengut is the Outpatient Therapy Supervisor at a tertiary cancer center in New York City, where he specializes in Cancer Rehabilitation. Dr. Berengut received his Master of Social Work from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York University (NYU). After NYU, he completed the Hospital for Special Surgery Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program and became Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Dr. Berengut co-authored a monograph on Osteoarthritis for the Orthopedic Section of the APTA and serves as a manuscript reviewer for Supportive Care in Cancer. He has presented nationally on Cancer Rehabilitation and Orthopedics for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the APTA Combined Sections Meeting and the MSKCC Annual Cancer Rehabilitation Symposium. He has also lectured on Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Psychosocial Interventions at the NYU and Hunter College DPT programs. Currently he serves as a mentor for an Oncology Physical Therapy Residency Program.
Dr. Berengut and I discuss his journey as a health care provider, including the transition from social work to physical therapy. We also talk about the role of rehabilitation providers in oncology and the biopsychosocial model. Dr. Berengut also offers valuable advice for students and new graduates in health professions.
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