The Slow Medicine Incentive: Healthy People Have More Fun

September 18, 2014 2:13 PM

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The Slow Medicine Incentive: Healthy People Have More Fun

About 15 years ago, when I was working 16-hour days as the medical director of a large hospital, my oldest son was having difficulty getting along with other kids. At the time, I was immersed in the "quick fix" world of modern medicine; so when my then-wife suggested we get our son evaluated by a psychiatrist friend, to find out what was "wrong," I was familiar with the logic and acquiesced, even though I was troubled by the slippery slope that potentially lay ahead.

After our son's evaluation, my friend came through by using his heart instead of his prescription pad -- a great relief. Still, when he sat me down, he offered something I could never have expected coming from the world of conventional medicine: wisdom and insight that changed my life forever. "Your...

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