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Who Am I: How Identity Drives Practice

Your identity drives your practice. The story is told of a rabbi who was out gathering supplies. On the way back to his cottage he absent-mindedly took a wrong turn. Suddenly he heard a voice from the dark, Who are you? And what are…

It's Not That You Don't Have Time | The Christian Doctor
Spiritual Principles

It’s Not That You Don’t Have the Time

When physicians were asked about barriers to spiritual care, the most common responses was lack of time. [1] Not surprisingly healthcare professionals are busier than ever. With full patient loads and ever increasing reporting requirements regarding quality measurements, the demands of medical providers are…

How Long it Took Jesus to Do Spiritual Care | The Christian Doctor
Spiritual Principles

How Long it Took Jesus to Do Spiritual Care

The average primary care doctor spends about 15 to 20 minutes with a patient. Just enough time to discuss pertinent medical issues before having to move on to the next patient. When I ask my Christian colleagues the barriers they face in providing spiritual…

Falling in Love Helped Me Become a Better Doctor | The Christian Doctor
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Falling in Love Helped Me Become a Better Doctor

This month I’m getting married. One of my patients must have found out prior to her appointment with me. She gave me a big hug and said, I heard something special is about to happen to you. Her smile was ear to ear. She…

How I Get My Patients to Quit Smoking | The Christian Doctor
Lifestyle Counseling

How I Get My Patients to Quit Smoking

My mentor tells me the story of a lady he was trying to get to quit smoking. He tried informing her of the dangers of smoking like cancer, heart attack or stroke. She wasn’t impressed with information. He then appealed to vanity. Smoking would…

5 Unique Contributions of Our Clinic | The Christian Doctor
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5 Unique Contributions of Our Clinic

We had a staff meeting to discuss what makes our clinic unique. We have people from all over asking us this question, What is it that you do? While we need to be careful about putting the emphasis on methodology I’ve outlined five areas…