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Holistic Health Headline: Mindful Medicine

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more doctors attended mindful communication medical conferences like the one described by Pauline Chen, MD in the Well Blog this week?

She writes that doctors from around the world went to the conference sponsored by the University of Rochester Medical Center “to bring intention, attention and reflection to clinical practice.”

Reading about how mindfulness training benefits doctors and the patients they treat, I’m reminded of a patient empowerment feature I worked on for Whole Living.  “The Best Medicine: How To Find A Doctor You Trust” may be one of my all time favorites.

I met each of the physicians photographed—Dr Pat Allen, Dr Benjamin AsherDr Richard Ash and Dr Susan Blum–at the photo shoot, and they were thoughtful and in-the-moment.