April 8, 2015
Mr. Wonderful was in today. Mr. Wonderful exemplifies what can be accomplished when patient and doctor work in concert as partners in healthcare. Mr. Wonderful continues to lose weight, improve his diet, exercise and find enjoyment in life.
Despite occasional setbacks, he moves ever closer to achieving our mutual goal; to be healthy without medications. Today, I cut one of his blood pressure medications in half and stop one of his other medications completely. Partnering with a compliant, motivated patient is a beautiful thing.
Now, I know I’ve led you to believe that Mr. Wonderful is perfect. He’s not. He’s quite human but uniquely motivated and stubborn. Yes, Mr. Wonderful stubbornly refuses to accept mistakes or failure. When he strays from his diet, he works his way back. Failure just isn’t a word in his vocabulary!
I love success stories. You can be one too. It takes dedication, hard work and a solid partnership with your doc. There is no time better then now to get started! See you soon.