The reason I am writing this is because I have realised there are many different types of practitioners.
I feel my way of treatment is different to other practitioners because it is not all about the food we consume but also about the life we live that influence our health on a day-to-day basis. This is a huge area I am passionate about and take into consideration when formulating a treatment plan that suits a patient’s lifestyle. I work with my patients to achieve this desired outcome.
I’m a patient focused practitioner and always put the needs of my patients first. Every consultation is about the patient and their health goals. It’s not about me preaching a diet or removing food groups from the diet, it’s not about me sending a patient away with all these supplements they have to take and not having an understanding if they are working or not or why they are taking them.
It’s about listening, empowering and educating patients about their health. It’s about holding their hand through their unique health journey. It’s about supporting their health goals while keeping them empowered and happy. This is my number one treatment goal for myself as a practitioner.
Another goal of mine as a practitioner is to make my job redundant with each patient. You might think I’m insane for writing this ( and a business coach would tell me I have a screw loose) but ultimately I want my patients to achieve their desired health goals and then I’m not needed. I might be needed as a check in every now and then or as a point of contact, but I know I have done a good job when I no longer need to see my patients regularly.
It’s completely up to the patient what they do with that information once they have left the consultation space. I can hold their hand most of the way but I can’t be there day in day out to understand their habits and routines. I don’t prescribe treatment plans that haven’t been given the ‘hell yes’ from my patients because their health and well-being is my ultimate goal.
I can only do my best as a practitioner with the knowledge I have. I will always put my patients first but ultimately it’s them that make the changes and do all the hard work to kick their health goals.
I spend so much time in the consultation space because I want all my patients to feel nurtured and that they are receiving optimum care in a safe environment.
The reason I do what I do is because it is the best feeling when I see my patients lives change.