Lately I have been thinking about my role as a physician. I have harnessed more than two decades of medical training to make health recommendations for my patients. And with so many careers, unexpected turns and changes have come along the way; however, none of these changes have been detrimental.
Each has formed its own component of my current medical “personality” – weaving the fiber of the doctor I am today.
The terminology used to define different styles of medicine can bring on a certain degree of confusion. Especially around the era of “natural” foods, cosmetics, fabrics, etc. There’s been a growing consumer drive around these products and service, but what defines “natural?” How does this translate to the practice of medicine? Is Functional Medicine equivalent or different from Natural Medicine?