Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
I have previously introduced you to my sons Brad and Daniel. Many of you know Brad and some of you know Daniel. Yesterday Brad wrote a great piece about me in Feld Thoughts. At the same time, I received the following email from Daniel. I have a lot to be thankful for.
“Great blog post Dad. I knew some of this story, but not all of it. I like learning new things about you!
I can see this is going to be a multi-part series of posts. Good. You should definitely write about how you extended this practice to your own private practice. I tell people all the time about your patient-physician contract that you use to have patients sign taking responsibility for their health and healing. I’ve adopted this myself in my own health and healing and believe it’s critical since we know ourselves better than anyone else, I’m surprised by how few practitioners engage the patient in their own recovery. It’s easier to just write a prescription. It’s also surprising how few are effective listeners (they ask what’s wrong, but don’t get much beyond the “it hurts here” stage).
I also loved that you use to pull out the squeeze doll with popping eyes I bought for you when people were being bozos. Or at least that’s how I remember it from childhood. We should send Obama a squeeze doll since he may need it a few times in the coming term…
Keep on writing and reminiscing. It’s great to read these.
I love you!
Your (Proud) Son,
Could a father ask for anything more?
My mother always said praising my brother Charlie and me that her “cup runneth over”. We thought it was pretty corny but it expressed her true joy.