For me, the most successful physicians are the ones who apply the ‘art’ of medicine in treating patients. What does the ‘art’ of medicine mean in the 21st century? It means applying all the subtle lessons doctors learn over their careers about the human body and health. Just like an artist, doctors grow as we receive feedback from our audience (which are our patients). We learn what to adapt and adopt, what to rinse and repeat, and what to throw away.
Over the years, I have adopted a personalized team approach to medical care which allows me to spend quality time with my patients helping them to learn about their bodies and disease prevention. This patient-doctor partnership and individualized approach have led to a greater sense of well-being for my patients and an easier time achieving their goals.