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Healing The Doctor-Patient Relationship, Part 2

Healing The Doctor-Patient Relationship, Part 2

In Healing The Doctor-Patient Relationship, I wrote about the traumas that can happen for both patient and doctor, when the doctor-patient relationship is a patriarchal, hierarchical “power over” structure. But what’s the alternative? How else might we consider...

Healing The Doctor-Patient Relationship Part 1

Healing The Doctor-Patient Relationship Part 1

When I was training to become a physician, the rules of the broken, outdated, patriarchal medical system were made clear to me. They went something like this. As your doctor, I will sacrifice everything in my personal life in order to fix what is broken in you. I will...

A Global Apology On Behalf Of Physicians Everywhere

A Global Apology On Behalf Of Physicians Everywhere

When I was working on my New York Times bestseller Mind Over Medicine, a friend of mine wrote to me right after leaving her doctor’s office. With her permission, I published her letter in Mind Over Medicine. She wrote: Lissa, if this doctor robs me as I leave the...

Four Years Later: Reflections On The Covid Pandemic

Four Years Later: Reflections On The Covid Pandemic

It's hard to believe it's been four years since the world stopped. I'll never forget the terror I felt when I saw the spooky, surreal, apocalyptic images of Times Square completely empty. I remember vividly the tears that flowed when the strictest part of San...

Why Making Art Supports Trauma Healing & Could Save Your Life

Why Making Art Supports Trauma Healing & Could Save Your Life

I want to talk to you all about something I rarely talk about these days- ART. I want to talk about it because I used to teach encaustic art classes while also practicing medicine. But I quit teaching art after I left the hospital and started a full-time writing and...

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