Disease has expanded my horizons.
Disease is what Medicine is all about,
Or so I thought.
Disease, or the study thereof, took a decade of my life.
Is that a disease?
Disease and its paradigm are sick--all wrong.
Wholeness is what we should be taught.
Wellness comes from wholeness.
Disease comes from fracture, separation of our parts into pieces.
The whole functions. The pieces do not.
So Disease has expanded my horizons
To see that it is not the horizon.
I'm not particularly a poet, but I wrote this poem as a reflection about the state of Medicine and healthcare in our country. It expresses my view that Integrative Medicine is the best approach to treating patients. It is time that we view patients from a wholeness perspective.
Dr. Heather's musings about medicine, mindfulness and life.
Heather Krantz, M.D.
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