Two Dedicated Neurologists

Gulf Coast Healthy Living Magazine Volume 4, Issue 3 - Baptist Medical Group

Dr. Mann

When you or a loved one is facing a battle with cancer, you want an oncologist who is deeply entrenched in the rapidly expanding world of cancer research. David E. Mann, M.D., became interested in biomedical research after completing a master’s degree in chemical engineering and was especially drawn to the fast-pace of oncology research. It was clear there were tremendous advances being made to help cancer patients fight the disease, and he saw an opportunity to make a significant impact by giving patients hope for recovery and a quality life in the future. From the world of chemical engineering, a dedicated oncologist was born.

Dr. Mann embraced the opportunity to work with Baptist Medical Group – Oncology, where he found a unique approach to treatment and follow-up care revolving around a survivorship plan. This plan not only addresses treatment, but also incorporates lifestyle changes such as exercise and improved nutrition – allowing each patient to become an active participant in his or her treatment and recovery.

Meet Dr. Mann

What about your work do you find most rewarding and why?
The most rewarding part is being able to serve each patient and to help each patient persevere through their journey; and perhaps even to help each patient be strengthened by their experience.
What is something about you that only your patients would know?
I avoid taking any personal credit for positive outcomes. Every good gift is from above.
How would a patient describe you?
I strive to emulate the qualities others have taught me – to be a person of faith, compassion, self-control and patience, humility and brotherly kindness, in both deed and truth.
What’s your proudest moment as a doctor?
The moment I was able to take my pride out of the equation.
In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
An understanding that the doctor is a servant to the patient, and hopefully that relationship will lead to an open and honest discussion centering on how to achieve each patient’s individual goals and expectations.
What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
That I will work with you to explore all possible options regarding treatment, give you the time to understand and consider these options and, ultimately, devise a treatment strategy that best suits you. Just as importantly, I’ll be willing to make any changes quickly along the way, if needed.