Coherent Communication; How to talk to your doctor

Coherent Communication; How to talk to your doctor

20.00

with Integrative Doctor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Martin Ehrlich MD

Martin Ehrlich is a licensed board-certified physician of Internal Medicine with over 30 years of experience as a clinician-educator. He attended the University of Rochester and received his medical degree from Columbia University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital where he was Chief Resident and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia.  He was on the faculty of Columbia, Albert Einstein and Mount Sinai and taught communication skills, psychosocial aspects of medicine and Integrative Medicine. This year he completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His practice will focus on Primary Care, Internal and Integrative Medicine, as well as supportive care for patients with chronic and serious illnesses.

Aware of the limitations of contemporary medicine he was an early adapter of Integrative Medicine. In his practice, he incorporates nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathy, functional medicine and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. He completed fellowship training in Integrative Medicine at Andrew Weil’s program at The University of Arizona and is certified in Acupuncture and Medical Marijuana. In 2003, he joined the the Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing and served as Medical Director from 2008 to 2016. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • An introduction to communication between physician and patient

  • The benefits the physician gets from listening and observing the patient

  • Tools to help communicate not only physical symptoms but also feelings and concerns including fears and goals to their health care provider.

  • Enable patients and family to ask questions, express needs and emotions and advocate to become full partners in the therapeutic alliance.

  • The powerful dynamic patients and physicians create from using intuition and the outcomes 

  • Understand the Issues of under testing and over testing for the patient and physician

  • Learn different modalities that can be used instead of traditional diagnostics

This episode is ideal for any patient wanting to be empowered in their doctor's office and receive tools to make use of during your doctor's appointments. 

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