I’m very grateful to have found a doctor who has chosen to practice medicine in a way that promotes optimal health. An office visit with Dr. Owen is at least 30 minutes, and this amount of time makes it possible for her to do the kind of detective work necessary to solve complex health problems. Her keen intelligence, curiosity, and eagerness to research and innovate on behalf of her patients achieve results. Her focus on the whole person, as well as her genuine interest and compassion, add immeasurably to her effectiveness as a physician. The origin of the word “doctor” comes from the Latin word “to teach.” Dr. Owen excels at this as well, and the more I learn, the better able I am to manage my health.
There are many other benefits to having Dr. Owen as my physician. It seems to me that a visit to a doctor should make you feel better, not worse. I find that other medical facilities cause significant distress—the robotic routines, the sterile waiting rooms, the relentless adherence to rules and regulations – all these leave me feeling stressed and helpless. And of course, there is always the anxiety of having to condense complicated problems into the five minutes available for the consult.
In contrast, going to Dr. Owen’s office makes me feel better every time. Her genuine interest and compassion, and her love for this work, permeate everything. The staff is kind, responsive, interested, and helpful. The office décor is comforting and beautiful. All these things promote healing.
I have found help for everything from complex, chronic conditions to more simple needs like a second-degree burn. Susan, the nurse practitioner, took such good care of me when I had the latter problem. Her superior medical skills are matched by her gentleness and kindness. Like Dr. Owen, she always takes the time to answer my questions and address my concerns completely.
Real healing takes place in the context of a relationship. It’s rare for a doctor to practice in such a way that there is time to know and understand the patient’s personal and family history. This is the way medicine should be practiced – personalized, unhurried, compassionate.
– Michele R.