Tenet 9: The driving force of Health 3.0 is love. What’s love got to do with it? Didn’t Tina Turner say it was just a second-hand emotion? Maybe, in fact, Tina Turner’s futile attempt to exile love from her heart points us to how similarly futile it is to exile love from [...]
Tenet 7: Health 3.0 is medicine in evolution. Photo by Ashes Sitoula / Unsplash Health care evolves. We can see this happen from the outside — and on the inside. From the outside, medicine has been evolving since we humans started existing. Traditional Chinese medicine, the Siddha and Ayurveda medicine of India, the [...]
Medicine on Call. I had taken a hiatus at the beginning of the year. It's given me a chance to get more engaged in our parents' health, reflect on where I want my own practice to go, and plant some seeds together with some really special people who are committed to [...]
Enough. "You just felt this huge mass in your belly now?” That’s what I asked my father about six months ago. He called that morning to tell me he was feeling something hard in his belly, and it looked “asymmetric.” I drove over to my parents’ house and examined my dad’s abdomen. [...]
Health 3.0: Where Medicine Needs to Go. The rip-off Have you or any of your loved ones experienced our health care system lately? If so, how was that experience for you? Were you pleased with your care? Were you able to access the system easily? Did it treat you with dignity, [...]
Mom and Medicine: What Worries this MD. Everyone’s life is a unique, evolving story. This is mine. On April 15, 2016, my mother had a sudden rupture of a brain aneurysm. Prior to this she had never had any warning symptoms and had never been hospitalized. In about one hour she went from [...]
Here at Conscious Medicine, we've been busy outlining a renewed framework for the future of health and wellness. Available for download is our white paper, Unique Self and the Future of Medicine. We hope you enjoy reading it; at stake is no less than the future of how we care for ourselves and each other.
We physicians are a stubborn lot. Much of how we practice is based on the same determinants that underlie, say, our eating choices. Tradition. Habit. Culture. The argument that medicine remains a cottage industry, clinging to antiquated methods of practice, is a strong one. It's the impetus behind evidence-based medicine, which seeks to standardize health [...]