Like you, I always wished I could find a doctor who took an alternative and natural approach to medicine and health. Someone who would take the time to listen to me, and understand my health concerns in the context of my life story. Most importantly, I wanted a doctor that appreciated the connection of mind and body, the effects of stress on health, and the role of the mind in healing.
During my medical training, I was awed by the wonders of what modern medicine can do to improve and extend the lives of people. In the process of learning, I also came to face the limitations of our current healthcare system that often forces physicians to become rushed and unable to provide the quality of care that patients deserve. Modern medicine is failing us by creating a system in which doctors no longer have time to listen to their patients, and focusing on diseases and treatments, instead of promoting health and wellness. This system relies heavily on “quick fixes” and symptom management, as physicians feel there is not enough time to deeply connect with their patients.