I’m amazed at how many of my patients are “into” alternative medicine.
I admit I used to think some of those patients who took strange supplements, avoided prescription medicines, refused shots, and spent their money on organic foods were… well… maybe a little odd and harming their health. BUT over the last few years, especially since realizing that Food is Medicine and that our modern diet is so detrimental, I’ve continued to learn. I’ve taken a couple Functional Medicine courses. I’m no expert yet, but I’ve been open to alternatives.
Now that I have my own Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice, I’m free of the insurance regulations so I don’t have to check boxes or make sure my patients are on certain medicines. Instead, I have TIME to spend with people and help work together on improving their health.