SEP 2013

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94 EW IN OTHER NEWS September 2013 Doctor continued from page 93 Index to Advertisers Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) Hurricane Medical Stephens Instruments Phone: 714-247-8314 Fax: 714-247-8682 www.amo-inc.com Phone: 941-751-0588 Fax: 941-752-4738 www.hurricanemedical.com Phone: 800-354-7848 Fax: 859-259-4926 www.usiol.com APACRS Katena Products TearLab Phone: 65-63278630 www.apacrs.org Phone: 973-989-1600 Fax: 973-989-8175 www.katena.com Phone: 855-832-7522 Fax: 858-812-0540 www.TearLab.com Marco Ophthalmic Inc. TearScience Phone: 904-642-9330 Fax: 904-642-9338 www.marcooph.com Phone: 919-467-4007 Fax: 919-467-3300 www.tearscience.com Mastel Precision Technolas Perfect Vision Phone: 800-657-8057 Fax: 605-343-3631 www.mastel.com Phone: 888-704-3601 www.technolaspv.com Page: 7 Page: 71 Accutome Page: 83 Phone: 610-889-0200 Fax: 610-889-3233 www.accutome.com Alcon Laboratories Inc. Page: Cover 2, 3, 39, 49, and 50 Phone: 800-862-5266 Fax: 800-241-0677 www.alconlabs.com Avada Audiology and Hearing Care Center Page: 47 Page: 59 Page: 23 Page: 5 Page: 86 MicroSurgical Technologies Page: 35 Phone: 888-982-8232 Fax: 502-253-9804 www.avada.com Phone: 888-279-3323 Fax: 425-556-0437 www.microsurgical.com Bausch + Lomb New World Medical Phone: 585-338-6536 Fax: 585-338-0898 www.bausch.com Phone: 909-466-4304 Fax: 909-466-4305 www.ahmedvalve.com Beaver Visitec Int. Oasis Medical Phone: 781-906-6926 Fax: 781-906-7992 www.beaver-visitec.com Phone: 909-305-5400 Fax: 909-305-9987 www.oasismedical.com Bio-Tissue Oculus Phone: 866-296-8858 Fax: 305-412-4429 www.biotissue.com Phone: 888-284-8004 Fax: 425-670-0742 www.oculususa.com Diamatrix Ltd. Ophthalmic Women Leaders Phone: 281-367-8081 Fax: 281-292-5481 www.diamatrix.com www.owlsite.org Page: 16 and Cover 3 Page: 12 Page: 17 Page: 53 Dutch Ophthalmic, USA Page: 32 and 33 Phone: 603-642-8468 Fax: 603-642-8465 www.dutchophthalmicusa.com ESCRS Page: 88 and 90 www.escrs.org Gulden Ophthalmics Page: 91 Phone: 215-884-8105 Fax: 215-884-0418 www.guldenophthalmics.com Page: 40 Page: 29 and 61 Page: 77 Page: 89 Page: 51 Page: Cover 4 Page: 70 Page: 45 TTI Medical Page: 69 Phone: 925-355-0750 Fax: 925-355-0777 www.technolaspv.com TRIOPTICS GmBH Page: 87 Phone: 49-4103-18006-0 www.trioptics.com Viscot Medical LLC Page: 79 Phone: 800-221-0658 Fax: 973-887-3961 www.viscot.com Ziemer Ophthalmic Page: 78 Phone: 618-462-9301 Fax: 618-462-9302 www.ziemergroup.com ASCRS•ASOA 2014 ASCRS Symposium and ASOA Congress Page: 62 and 63 Ophthalmology Innovations Summit ASCRS•ASOA MediaCenter www.oisaao.com ASCRS Winter Update 2014 Page 73 Rhein Medical Inc. Page: 21 Phone: 813-885-5050 Fax: 813-885-9346 www.rheinmedical.com Santen Page: 41 Phone: 707-254-1750 Fax: 707-254-1755 www.santen.com Page: 81 Page: 9 EyeWorld at AAO 2013 Page: 31 EyeWorld Video Page: 37 "Others have said, 'If I didn't know you ahead of time, I wouldn't know you could be serious in the office like you are,' so blurring that line between my office persona and my stage persona can sometimes be a challenge," he said. Through improv comedy, he has learned the art of the concept of "yes, and" which is how the games proceed, he said, by allowing for more improvisation to flow from the conversation instead of stopping it through a negating statement. This concept has extended into his ophthalmic practice and his experiences with his patients, he said. "Those sorts of things can help you get a better history from patients, and it makes them feel more comfortable without knowing that's what you are doing," Dr. Crum said. The nature of improvising with others on stage has assisted him in his daily ophthalmic work, too. "Just as the nature of improv is to make things up as you go along, that's how it is here in the office. If something seems appropriate … then I'm glad to throw it in. But it's just a matter of taking it as it comes," he said. Dr. Crum has been an ophthalmologist for 20 years and said that he encourages others to develop outside interests to help enhance not only their personal lives, but also their practice work. He has lectured on the topic at an annual ophthalmic meeting, showing attendees how improvisational comedy works. "With all of the potential changes in healthcare and insurance and regulations, and the conversion to electronic records, it's wonderful to have a diversion both for your brain and for your stress level, somewhere else to go that lets you recharge and something that you look forward to; for me, improv comedy is certainly that outlet," he said. "I would encourage everyone to find something that suits him or her and then to pursue that with a diligence that lets you look forward to going back to work because you're recharged," he said. EW Editors' note: Dr. Crum has no financial interests related to this article. Contact information Crum: bryancrum11@gmail.com

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