The Role Of The Doctor: Pharmacist Or Therapist?
In order to live optimally healthy, happy lives, patients need more than just a pill to mask a life this is out of alignment with their truth. As I teach in Mind Over Medicine, they need to write The Prescription for themselves. (Get your free Self-Healing Kit here to learn more about how to write your own Prescription.)
So what is the doctor’s job? Perhaps the most important role a doctor can play is not just to offer the Band-aid of symptom relief, but to offer love, support, positive belief, and nurturing care so the patient can muster up the courage to change any lifestyle issues that may be predisposing the body to illness.
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Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. She is on a grass roots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself. Lissa blogs at LissaRankin.com and also created two online communities - HealHealthCareNow.com and OwningPink.com. She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.