The way homeopathic doctors listen to their patience is at the centre of their approach and embodies the essence of Whole Person Medicine (or Holistic Medicine). The details of the illness are vital but so is the person who is ill. Nothing is rushed and the patient should not leave the consulting room until they have had all their questions, doubts and fears fully addressed. A medicine is then chosen to suit the illness and the patient. Of course all options – including of course the latest advances in conventional medicine – must be considered and discussed.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
(Sir William Osler – the ‘Father of Modern Medicine’)