He said it first
Saturday, June 30, 2012
I got a wild hare to check out Dr. Kruse's website a few minutes ago, and I saw the layout had changed. I clicked on "About," and started reading Dr. Kruse's updated mini-bio/mission statement. I read this:
"My goal is to start the dialogue of how to evolve healthcare using patients as foot soldiers. I am hell bent on changing the process of how medicine is practiced and healthcare delivered in this country. Right now my sphere of influence is small and I can affect my patients and family with my thoughts. Thinking about how to do this is a messy process when the end point is not well defined. I do know that it must change, but for now I am going to trust the process. Some paradigms change slowly and to others change comes like a tsunami. I have decided to embrace change and try to become the change I want to see in medicine now. I realize I cannot control it, but I know I can work in harmony with it and even cultivate the vision I see for it."
These are the words I've been trying to find to describe how I want to change medical practice in this country. This is how I've been trying to express why I want to get down and dirty and get into medical school, and become a doctor amid all the political drama, money madness, and the rest of the fray instead of sitting above it all, pointing my finger.
It's a good day for mind and body.