When Health Is More Than Just The Absence Of Disease

I got the idea for this blog when one of my patients told me that he had just had his physical and the doctor said he was very healthy.  He was very happy about this.

I told him this was great and then I started thinking to myself…how does the doctor know that he is healthy?  He had no complaints?  His heart rate was good?  His blood work did not show any off the chart numbers?  He told the doctor he felt good?  How did his doctor know that he was healthy, really?

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