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Dr. Daniel Grant: A Joint Approach to Care

Harbin Clinic welcomed Daniel Grant, MD to Harbin Clinic Rheumatology Rome in the summer of 2021. Dr. Grant has a passion for strong communication with patients and their families, and he prioritizes caring for the whole person to help improve their quality of life.

Dr. Daniel Grant

Dr. Grant’s journey to medicine began early. He was 11 years old when he found out he had high blood pressure. During his treatment, he was inspired by the care and dedication of his pediatric nephrologist. A few years later, the same doctor offered his young patient the opportunity to shadow him and experience the provider side of medicine.

As the child of two engineers, Dr. Grant was first drawn to mechanically-oriented medicine. In undergrad, he majored in bioengineering, but when he came across rheumatology in medical school, he was immediately intrigued. During rotations, he loved seeing doctors’ continuity of relationships with their patients. It reminded him of his experience with his pediatric nephrologist.

Dr. Grant describes himself as a listener first and foremost. He believes the first step to care is really understanding why a patient is there, and he achieves this by active listening.

“From there, it’s about educating patients. I describe what I believe is going on and how best to treat it,” he explains. “But it’s not just me telling them what to do. It’s coming up with a treatment strategy together that they are on board with from the beginning.”

When one speaks with Dr. Grant, his enthusiasm for care is immediately evident. “It is so rewarding to help patients get their hobbies back, their lives back,” he says. “It is a unique part of rheumatology. I can treat a patient and, in a month or two, they come back telling me what a joy it is to play with grandchildren again.”

Outside of the office, Dr. Grant enjoys hiking and photography, a great combination for enjoying life outside the office in the Rome community. His family also has a goal of visiting every National Park.

Dr. Daniel Grant received his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, MO., and completed his residency at the University of Missouri Department of Medicine Residency Program. He completed his fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Missouri as well.

Published May 3, 2022