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The relationship between a doctor and patient can be a potent force for healing or a barrier to the patient getting better. In addition to providing treatment for a specific condition, the doctor plays an important role in helping guide the patient to tap into their own healing powers. In this episode, spine surgeon Dr. David Hanscom talks with world renowned surgeon Bernie Siegel, best-selling author of Love, Medicine & Miracles. Bernie shares his thoughts and stories about the critical role a doctor-patient relationship based on understanding and compassion, as well as mutual trust and respect, plays in connecting us with our incredible capacity for healing.
Bernie Siegel has touched many lives around the world. In 1978 he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. A retired surgeon, he speaks, writes, and runs support groups in his effort to empower patients. His best selling books have included Love, Medicine & Miracles, and The Art of Healing. For more information, visit http://www.berniesiegelmd.com.