William C. Barrow, M.D.
West Tennessee Neurosciences
Recently I was on B6 initiating a Bedside Swallow Evaluation when Dr. Barrow and his nurse practitioner entered the
room. My student and I gladly stepped back so that Dr. Barrow could talk to the patient and her family.
Dr. Barrow gave an excellent explanation to the patient and her family regarding the patient’s diagnosis, treatment options
that took into consideration the patient’s medical history, as well as risk factors. He reiterated the information several times in
different ways, so the information had multiple opportunities to “sink in” for the patient and family.
After Dr. Barrow left the room, the three family members were in awe of him and stated, “Wow! That is the best
explanation I have ever heard a doctor give. He actually used words we could understand. He is awesome!!!”
Dr. Barrow took the time that day to make sure everyone in the room fully understood the situation and options for the patient.
His communication could not have been better. He certainly deserved the accolades these family members gave him!