Individuality is the key to unlock the
door we must make to maintain and protect our health and to experience the joy in our life. However, billions of dollars are spent to reduce each person's individuality into a collective statistic, which
says you are within normal limits, or you are not. Health care based on pharmacolgy and insurance coverage dictates the time
spent to evaluate the person as a whole, and not just a disease or syndrome. This is the frustration heard so often
from people seeking answers to their problems as individuals. This is the problem we all face in
an increasingly complex and stressful world. The issue of individuality is the primary issue addressed
in this practice.
My practice spans over 20 years as a nurse practitioner
in primary care medicine and psychiatry, and an additional 10 years as an ICU nurse in several major hospitals in
Boston MA including Mass General and Brigham and Women. I have always been fascinated with the diversity and complexities
within each of us. As such, I have geared my practice towards medicine based on physiology, the functional basics of what
makes us "tick", rather than on a disease or syndrome. I have found that people's response, or understanding, to
illness and health, is more important than the "facts". Their response will determine the degree
of health they achieve.