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Friday, 24 April 2015 11:40

Caring from the inside out

Healthcare takes more than a minute... Welcome to the practice of health. Our practice believes the path to health is created by caring from the inside out. When we plant a vegetable in the garden, so much care is given to the soil with the right nutrients. The other day at the garden shop I watched as people gathered together potash, iron, nitrogen, sulfur, lime etc. They were buying tools to measure the ph of the soil as well as moisture meters and nitrogen meters. Yet, our body has a million chemical reactions every second but is not part of how we think of health. Can we do well if our body is depleted in minerals and vitamins? The extremes of the deficiencies are well known, rickets, anemia, neuropathy, osteoporosis, skin diseases and on and on. Yet we find it hard to identify our food and American diet as the source of our distress.

The practice of wellness requires education on how to bring the best nutrition and sense of balance into your life. While we recognize the need to treat the common ailments of life, we want patients to have a sense of healing and power over their destiny. About 10 years ago I realized that I had been trained to think of patients and their complaints in terms of what drug I might prescribe. I then realized I had forgotten to ask “why” did this happen. When we look at root causes, we realize nature has a lot to offer and a drug need not be the answer for every ailment.

Published in Core Value
Friday, 24 April 2015 11:18

A calling to serve

"The two most important days of your life is the day your were born and the day you find out why…" - Mark Twain.  I find this quote haunting and wonder how many of us have found out why we are here on earth. At a very young age I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Albert Scwheitzer was my idol at a young age.  I also aspired to heaven, and thought, well, "he is the closest I know to sainthood." I was then inspired by Mother Theresa and she was the honorary degree recipient at my college graduation. Medical school to me was a path to healing, caring and community connections. I usually envisioned myself somewhere in New England with a 100 cows, delivering babies and doing general surgery. My career has taken me on a different path but with no less involvement in community, healing and caring. I have spent a life learning from my patients the burdens they carry, their strength in the face of adversity, the trials, both emotional and financial yet they remain optimistic in life.

Our practice is committed to facilitating the patients path to wellness. For some, this may mean complex medications and therapies, for other, it may be healing a long held sorrow. My staff knows every patient and their needs, often providing transportation, food and other support. To say I am proud of my staff is to under state their commitment to all our patients.

Over the last 30 years, we have developed a well connected network of experts in all fields, are closely aligned at Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts and the Brigham and Womens hospital. We are not bound by networks, we are bound by your needs.

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