Our Professional Journey
In our professional journey we both entered osteopathic medical school searching for a different approach to medicine. We had seen the conventional approaches to treatment of common medical illnesses work at times, but they also seemed to compound illness in other ways. Oftentimes these conventional approaches would result in more issues than they solved.
This conventional medical approach relied on probing with tests and studies, more than it relied on sitting down and really getting to know the patient. In the conventional model this is sufficient – if the physician asks a few pointed questions, then that is all you need, because you have diagnostic tests and guidelines to tell you how to treat the individual.
To us, this seemed like a conveyor belt, mass production approach to medicine. This is not how we wanted to be treated when we went to the doctor and certainly not how we wanted to treat others.