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You are NOT your diagnosis

As a doctor, I have a hard time handing these heavy labels to people under the pretenses of “diagnosing.” It’s how the medical system works and is technically part of my job, but I know the damage that is often done by the act of giving someone a diagnosis or a heavy label.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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𝗪𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐣𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐲, 𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐧𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 (𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 (𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬) 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐬 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐬.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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If you dive deep into mind-body medicine, the power of the mind and even quantum physics, you’ll quickly realize the magnitude of not only a misdiagnosis but even a proper diagnosis. The ownership that occurs in this transaction impacts physiology and imbeds in the psyche.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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With all the work you’re doing on your physical body, don’t forget to give time to your mind/spirit/soul. The impact this has on healing is unparalleled. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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For anyone who questions this, take a moment to consider why “evidence based medicine” has to control for the placebo effect...a huge conversation for another day. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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To every beautiful person doing the work, let it go. It should have never been given to you to own. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

This is a huge reason why when you work with me, we do everything in our power to focus on you and allow the diagnosis to fade away - in every way.