“The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.”
I believe it’s the responsibility of every physician to educate their patients. The word “doctor” means to teach. As doctors, it’s irresponsible only to diagnose and treat “conditions.” We need to inform patients of what’s in their best interest regarding their health; whether it’s something we can provide them or not. Any doctor can help a patient get over a cold, but helping them prevent future colds is providing excellent service to those they serve.
The medical system is crowded with very ill patients. Those who are uninformed about healthy choices are missing opportunities to improve their health and quality of life, and are spending thousands of dollars trying to fix problems instead of ever getting healthier.
Although traditional chiropractic care is to manipulate the spine and free up nerve irritation affecting the body — to only adjust the spine would be incomplete and not take into account how other parts of your body contribute to the overall health of the body. As a chiropractic physician, I may not be able to do stretches, exercises, or eat nourishing foods for a patient, but I can at least give recommendations and guide them towards a healthier body and mind.
Every patient has to make the important final decisions on how they want to take care of their bodies, but the more information I can give and the more I can guide patients towards healthy decisions — the better I feel about the services I provide, and the more informed my patients are. I didn’t become a chiropractor to help someone feel better for a day; I do this because I want to see people get and stay well for the rest of their lives.
Come in for a free consultation to see how we can help you maintain a healthy spine and improve your overall health. Visit Weiss Wellness & Chiropractic at our new location, 1607 Visa Drive, Suite 1A, Normal, IL 61761, or call us at 309-828-3415. Follow us on Facebook!