About

I am a Family Physician living in the Midwest and have been working in healthcare most of my adult life and for the past 20 years as a doctor.  As my experience of healthcare becomes more challenging and complex, for my patients, it has become more chaotic and difficult to find help when they need it.  One thing that does stand out for me is that adequate healthcare does not equal wholeness or happiness.  I talk with patients every day who appear healthy yet are having headaches, muscle aches, gastrointestinal difficulties, abdominal pain, stress.  They are missing something.  They are not happy.  They have no passion or meaning in their lives.  The advantage to being a Family Physician is that I have many long term relationships with my patients.  This is very beneficial in building trust with my patients and being someone who can listen to the fears and sufferings that many people face.  I have learned to believe in the power of healing the human heart.  It is so incredibly powerful to be listened to and to be heard.  This is the purpose of thisfacing the dragon blog, to encourage and inspire those who are suffering.   I am begining to believe that the Universe wants us to be happy.  Regardless of where you are in your life at this moment, healing is available to you, literally, just a breath away…