Robert Buckhannon is a kind and compassionate doctor who sees patients who have chronic illnesses. In these cases, the focus is on management rather than curing the condition. Chronic illnesses can be hard for the patient to cope with, and hard to treat in some cases. Although challenging, he believes that approaching treatment with kindness and compassion can help the patient heal. Chronic illnesses include conditions like diabetes, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. This type of condition is often managed with medication, and patients typically make regular visits to monitor the treatment and condition.