Spiritual Principles

When Spiritual Care Blows Up in Your Face

Spiritual care doesn’t always go the way you expect it to. I had a middle-aged patient the other day who came in for anxiety. She was actually my partner’s patient but was unable to see him that day. She received the standard of care. I…

The One Thing I Provide For Every Patient | The Christian Doctor
Spiritual Principles

The One Thing I Provide For Every Patient

The key to success in providing spiritual care is providing every patient who walks into your office one thing. It’s not conversion or baptism. It’s not bible study. It’s not even prayer. It’s opportunity. As a Christian physician, my aim is to provide the…

How to Pray with Your Patient | The Christian Doctor
Spiritual Principles

How to Pray with Your Patient

Today we explore the mindset a medical provider ought to have in approaching spiritual care. I’m blessed to be a part of an office that actually takes the time to pray together as a staff before seeing patients. This reminds us of the purpose…

Why You Should Pray With Your Patients | The Christian Doctor
Spiritual Principles

Why You Should Pray With Your Patients

I graduated from a medical school (Loma Linda University) that encouraged it’s medical students to pray with patients when appropriate. Even as a third year medical student I remember taking the time pray with a patient at the VA Hospital. Though the rotation was…

How I Ended Up in Idaho Part VI: My Life Now | The Christian Doctor
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How I Ended Up in Idaho Part VI: My Life Now

People tend to ask what life is like up here in Idaho. I mention mountains, the lakes, the friendly people – most of them white (it’s quite homogenous here). But living in Idaho has provided me with five unique opportunities.…