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Dr. Ryan Odil

posted Oct 27, 2013, 6:51 PM by Jen Weigel

This is going to make me sound really old, but I found Dr. Ryan Odil to be such a nice young man.  He was so respectful of everyone in the office - both staff and patients - and his smile just would not stop.  I was really impressed with how he interacted with patients.  He helped me create a lot of excitement in the exam room for those preparing for their procedures, and that is a very unique, important skill to have, especially as a young practitioner.

One particular post-op patient that we saw together spoke fluent Russian.  The patient had learned it through his work, not as a native language.  I was telling Dr. Odil about how this patient and his friend, also a non-native speaker, we conversing in Russian one day with our patient counselor, Alina, who really is from Russia.  I was really proud of myself from remembering this patient.  Then, when we walked into the room together, do you know what Dr. Odil did?!  I was in complete shock when Dr. Odil immediately started speaking Russian to our patient!  

I figured out his trick to learning new languages.  Dr. Odil does a lot of driving to commute to his different offices.  While in the car, he listens to language tapes so that he can make use of his time.  I once tried to do something similar, but I stopped when I got so involved in my book on CD that I almost rear-ended a car.  - jw