Wednesday, May 15, 2013
These days I have several patients who are consulting more than one doctor regularly for their disease. So, it can be a cardiologist, diabetologist, orthopedic surgeon, ENT specialist, gynecologist, a skin specialist, a nutritionist, a yoga teacher, a trainer...etc.etc. They keep all these doctors on, take their various advises and medication and try to figure out how to stay healthy? Each of these give suggestions and prescriptions as per their knowledge and yet the patient remains ill. What is the point here? The point here is, that none of these doctors truly perceive the patient as a whole with his mind, body and emotional status and then give a comprehensive plan to reverse his disease in a step by step manner. Some of these consultant do try but their efforts and perceptions may not go all the way. Patient lands up taking too many different types of medications and therapies and messes up more. On the top of all that, they even forget to mention this to me that they are doing these other therapies as well. How do you expect to get well? One doctor sees you properly, and you need to give sufficient time for the healing to happen. Healing does not happen with some magic 'pill'. Healing happens when a patient also fully participate in the process of healing and takes responsibility for his own health.