I absolutely love practicing this medicine because with every patient I get to hear a life-story, and I get to connect deeply with the person behind the story. We get to teach each other, and I get to witness the power and effectiveness of this approach to restoring health. I love practicing this medicine it draws on the strengths and skills that I have built throughout life: of being able to keep the big picture in mind without losing sight of the important details, of being fully present with people and truly hearing them, of establishing trust with them, of being able to integrate different facets of their story and to solve problems through identifying the underlying cause. During my time as an engineering student, my aunt was living with oral cancer. On one of the nights I was spending with her she told me, “If you ever decide to go into medicine, you’ll be like an angel for people.” Almost a decade later, I embarked on the journey that brought me to this point.
I thank you deeply for taking the time to learn about my story and I look forward to learning about yours.