When You Don’t Feel Heard By Your Medical Professional

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A 1984 study by Beckman and Frankel found that only 23% of patients were able to finish their initial concerns when meeting with their physician before an interruption. The average time to interruption was 18 seconds. A more recent study found the time has dropped to only 12 seconds… No wonder many of you in our @UnderstandingAutoimmune community report you ‘wish I could be heard.’

That’s why I invited Dr. Nasha Winters back to share with us how doctor and patient can become partners in healing. Dr. Nasha is a sought-after speaker and consults with physicians worldwide. She’s talking to 100s of medical practitioners every year and is on the front-line of how patient and doctor can learn from each other. In this episode, we chat about the things you can (and should) do to ensure you are a true partner in your care; plus she shares:

• Where medicine came from and where it’s going,
• How patient and doctor can become ‘co-learners’ in healing
• How to improve your outcomes, and choose a care team,
And so much more…

More about Dr. Nasha Winters ND, FABNO: A diagnosis started Dr. Nasha on her life’s work. At the age of 19, she was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer and given only a few months to live… Through tenacity, resilience, and determination, she now shares her nearly three decades of personal and professional experience in the field of integrative oncology with us.

Dr. Nasha is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. She is the co-author of ‘The Metabolic Approach To Cancer’ and is a global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research. Learn more about Dr. Nasha Winters at https://www.drnasha.com/ Share this life-changing episode with this link www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Heard

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SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
This episode tackles the subject of “How do we talk to our doctors in a way that they can hear us?” and taking personal responsibility for your care, finding the right team that’s right for you, and being “co-learners” in the experience of healing.

Dr. Nasha shares information about a book she co-authored The Metabolic Approach to Cancer which is kind of a little handbook for the patient with some tips on how to speak to your doctor.
They touched on how the practice of medicine today is making a circle back to supportive ancient therapies such as naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, and meditation for a more holistic approach to “healing” and “optimizing” one’s wellbeing.

0:17:22.9 At this point, Dr. Nasha shares the way she works with patients from the basic labs she requests up front to the chronology of significant life events that she also requests. She says that she has every patient she works with take the ACE scores, the Adverse Childhood Event scores.

0:45:52.4 With just a few minutes left, before sharing her website and social media information, Dr. Nasha encourages everybody to become the CEO of your own personal company ─ that we don’t have all the answers but we can bring in the experts who do, the right team.

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About Your Host, Sharon Sayler

Your host, Sharon Sayler is a certified executive and wellness coach, communications trainer, public speaker, best selling author, and the founder of Competitive Edge Communications who specializes in teaching professionals critical nonverbal and body language skills including how to have those critical “tough” conversations. She teaches how to up-your-impact on the stage, in the boardroom, with clients, customers, team members and even how to deal with difficult people.

Now, she's taken those skills, her passion for clear and competent communication, her own experience dealing with a rare medical condition and her frustration with the medical community in understanding what it is like to have a chronic and complicated medical condition to teach others to become courageous self-advocates so they too can turn life transitions into triumphs. One way she spreads the word is through the podcast and videocast called The Autoimmune Show: Inspiring hope and help for those with autoimmune.

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