Why I’m Passionate About Alternative/Holistic Medicine

As a physician, we constantly need to be learning and growing. Medicine is constantly changing and evolving so if we stay the same, then we’re behind. I am a life-long learner and I love it! I learn not only for my patients, but for myself. My passion for alternative/holistic medicine stems more from my experiences as a patient than from being a doctor. I remember last year after I was in a car accident I had a post-concussion syndrome. It was really bad! I was really “Off”; I felt like I was drunk early on and could hardly walk straight. I saw a couple of physicians, one of whom literally blew me off and in essence tried to tell me that I was fine. “I am not fine!” I wanted to scream. This physician was ignorant of the brain’s response to trauma and so she couldn’t help me. I understand her ignorance because at one point, I was there. Her lack of compassion made it inexcusable in my mind. It’s one thing to be ignorant; it’s another to be casually indifferent in addition to ignorant. This is why I empower patients to seek answers. My ideal patient is always an educated one.