Eric Floranda, MD, chairman of neurology at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and medical director of the neurodiagnostic lab for Bon Secours Neurology in Richmond, Va., credits his mother for his early interest in medicine.
“My mother is a community physician,” he shares. “I grew up seeing her provide exceptional care to her patients despite limited resources. She is the one that inspired me to become who I am. She instilled in me the virtue of service and to provide help to those in need.”
After attending medical school at the University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines, Dr. Floranda completed his intern year at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City before heading to the University of Connecticut to complete his residency and chief residency in neurology. Dr. Floranda then went on to complete his fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
When asked why he chose to specialize in neurology, Dr. Floranda shares that “neurology is a fast-growing field of medicine with unique challenges and rewards. It provides me the opportunity to analyze complex cases, problem solve and localize the disease with respect to the nervous system.”
He continues, “the advent of novel treatment modalities and imaging, new genetic discoveries and latest pharmacological developments make the specialty of neurology very exciting today.”
After several years with another health care organization, Dr. Floranda was excited to make his way to Bon Secours.
“Joining Bon Secours was a big step in my career,” he says. “We are a great group of neurologists with different subspecialties and interests, which is an advantage when dealing with complex cases.”
And like all our health care providers, Dr. Floranda enjoys the difference he is able to make in the lives of his patients.
“As a neurologist, I make a significant impact in the lives of my patients. There is a deep bond that is formed when I can remedy their ailments and provide exceptional care. I take pride in being able to listen to my patients with empathy, answer their questions respectfully and offer compassionate care. My goal is to work together with the patient, as a team, to help solve their problem. Having the chance to make their life better and give them back a quality of life is the reason I enjoy practicing neurology.”
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