Susan J. Henley, MDPhysician
“I see my job as giving you the information that you need to make your own health care decisions. My advice is based on reviewing all the information that we have. I am compulsive about reviewing all medical tests that you have had done and reviewing all of the past history pertaining to your current problem. I also frequently research the problem to see if there is new information on evaluation and treatment.
This is combined with knowing you as a whole person, and what is important to you. I like to know my patients’ life story and where they are currently in their life. Sometimes the best advice is to send you to a specialist who I know will address your problem to the high standard of care that I expect for my patients. It is then my job to review their recommendations with you.
In Family Medicine, we are trained to provide a broad range of care for our patients. I do Gyn care, Pediatrics, and all aspects of Adult Medicine, including Geriatrics. For many of my patients, I provide care for several generations of their family. I also do some minor office procedures. This broad range of services allows my patients to address most of their health care needs in one place, with a doctor who knows them well.
Another characteristic of Family Medicine is our emphasis on preventive care. I will work with you to help you be the healthiest you that is possible. It is always preferable to prevent health problems with good lifestyle choices. It is also preferable to treat medical problems with lifestyle changes first, instead of medications, whenever possible.”
- Family Medicine
Areas of Expertise
- Full range of Family Medicine practice, including Gynecology and Pediatrics
- Preventive Medicine
Internship and Residency
1990 and 1992
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of the Arts
Hospitals Affiliated With
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
St. Joseph Medical Center
I attended the State University of New York at Buffalo and then finished my undergraduate degree in Biology at Goucher College in Baltimore. I attended University of Maryland School of Medicine. I then completed my internship and residency in Family Medicine at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. Family Medicine is a Board Certified specialty. We are required to do continuing education and to take periodic re-certification exams throughout our careers to continue the honor of being “Board Certified.”
Since I first encountered Family Medicine in medical school, I knew this is how I wanted to spend my medical career. I love seeing the whole family and have several families where I see three generations. I do also, of course, see patients where I only see one family member. Knowing many of my patients over many years is a joy for me. To me, these long-term relationships create better health care. I know my patients’ life history and their past medical problems. It is important to me to understand what life is like for my patients. This helps me to provide better care for my patients, and I also learn a lot about life from them!
In Family Medicine, we are trained to provide a broad range of care for our patients. I do Gyn care, Pediatrics, and all aspects of adult medicine, including Geriatrics. Another characteristic of Family Medicine is our emphasis on preventive medicine. It is my job to work with you to keep you as healthy as possible.
Another rewarding aspect of being a doctor is frequently learning new medical information. At least several times a week, I research a specific problem to learn the most up to date evaluation and treatment. Medicine is a constantly progressing field, so there is always new information to be learned.