What is Wellness Medicine? A life lesson.

 

Life is a story and each story is a lesson to be learned.

 

I recently wrote a new chapter in my story.  This chapter would have been one I would rather not have written.  Despite living a healthy lifestyle (yes, I practice what I preach), I recently developed severe hypertension.  Long story short, I was diagnosed with a Pheochromocytoma—a rare tumor of the adrenal gland which secretes high levels of catecholamines (epinephrine and norepinephrine).  This zebra of a diagnosis causes out of control elevated blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, anxiety…  The only known treatment and cure, whether natural or traditional, is the surgical removal of the tumor.

 

This story taught me a very valuable lesson.  A lesson that can be found in the question: what is wellness medicine?

 

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Dr Goodyear speaks at AFMA 2016

Dr. Goodyear was honored to again speak at the American Functional Medicine Association annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.  Dr.img_2523
Goodyear joined an outstanding list of speakers at the 2016 AFMA meeting.  Dr. Goodyear spoke on the topic of ‘Physician Burnout’.

 

The first literary reference to physician burnout was a novel written in 1960 with the first definition of physician burnout originating in 1975.   Over 40 years of research on physician burnout has focused on defining physician burnout, identifying the components of physician burnout, and obtaining statistics of physician burnout.  Despite 40+ years of research, the trend of physician burnout is headed in the wrong direction.  In 2001, the rate of physician burnout was 22%.  The most recent statistics, from 2016, put the rate of physician burnout in excess of 55%.

 

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Dr Goodyear to speak at AFMA

 

logo-1-3-39-31-pmDr. Goodyear will be speaking at the annual American Functional Medicine Association in Atlanta, Ga next week. Physicians from around the world will meet in Atlanta next week to hear from experts in the field of Functional Medicine.  Dr. Goodyear will be speaking on the topic of Physician Burnout out.

 

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