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Another Step

Another Step Over the years, I have found that many people seek some sort of Divine Truth. In my faith portion of our medical history inventory, I ask questions about each patient's spiritual or religious understandings. Many ask me why. It is probably the most important part of the intake questionnaire. We affectionately call this survey the long form. What people do not grasp is the depth that religious or spiritual beliefs penetrate into our cognitive processes and how it interferes... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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One Fat Angry Email

One Fat Angry Email Several years ago, I embraced email as a great way of connecting to patients. Over the years, we have had great success with it and we will continue to look forward to using it. I suspect the next step would be texting, however I am not sure I am ready to take the leap. The ideal email delivered to our office is one that is short, to the point and perhaps bulleted to show the major ups and downs of a patient's progress, questions or complaints. We usually tape the... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, January 20, 2015
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Nothing At All

Nothing At All What do you say to someone when you are greeting them relatively soon after a dear loved one has died? Some of us have been through such a tragedy and the days after the death event are filled with all kinds of swirling emotions. When my wife Lisa died, it changed everything. In the moment of her death, I felt hopeless and profound sadness. I could barely breath as I watched her open her eyes one last time to see me before her body stopped functioning. She smiled. I felt... Read More
Posted by Amanda Sanders at Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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