Sunday, December 19, 2010

DAY 76 - Get a 3rd Opinion

My dear friend, Tom Sult, MD, is right!

Dr. Sult has a medical practice in Willmar, Minnesota, called 3rd Opinion. The name is not just catchy; it offers an opportunity for conversation about complicated health problems, about 2nd opinions, and about where patients might turn when they really need help.

Usually, a 2nd opinion is obtained from a healthcare practitioner with the same training, and often the same or similar approach as the practitioner that provided the 1st opinion. Understandably, the opinions are often the same or similar. The patient gains no additional insight, but may feel comforted if there is agreement.

A 3rd opinion could be a new look, from a different vantage point. That’s what Dr. Sult is offering. As stated on his website, “Understanding the influence your beliefs and thoughts, fears and wants, combined with your diet, lifestyle and environmental issues have on your genetic expression, is central to the work at 3rd Opinion.”

Dr. Sult’s practice is founded on the principles of Functional Medicine (FM). FM is the future of conventional medicine –available now. It seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. FM uses new research that for the first time allows treatment of the underlying causes of disease, instead of managing or masking the symptoms as conventional medicine often does.

Dr. Sult is right; when it comes to our health, it’s time to get a 3rd opinion!

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