PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Physical therapy professional Mahir Reiss
remembers when members of the medical community were believed to be the ultimate healers. However, as technology has evolved and new ideas and therapies have been developed, the traditional doctor-patient relationship has changed. A recent article published by The Huffington Post highlights how attitudes have evolved toward the medical community. While physicians around the world seek to redefine their role in medicine and implement new technologies, Mahir Reiss believes that the general public simply requires a better understanding of the health care industry.
highlights how the health care industry is booming with new age techniques and options for people who are looking to take charge of their own healing. While many view this as acquiring independence in these areas, the continual rise of personalized wellness and individual health care options has somewhat voided the doctor-patient relationship. In the past, this relationship was deeply rooted in paternalism because doctors believed it was their responsibility to always be the expert.
Patient empowerment continues to rise as information about various treatment options becomes available online, in community centers and at school. Mahir Reiss knows that this change means important conversations people need to have with their doctors are not happening. While people may believe that they have all the information they need regarding health matters, Reiss knows that nothing can substitute the expert knowledge, skills and experience a trained physician can provide.
"Doctors are the medical experts," Reiss says. "It's great that people want to take charge of their own health, but some people have serious conditions and need to stay under the guidance of an trained physician. There has to be a way to get people back in the office."
Reiss believes that doctors have the power to change how patients view their services.He notes that if doctors try to implement new technology into their practices, patients will begin to come back and feel comfortable partner with them in their health care objectives. Of course, it is important that the physician remain the expert in the room, and it is also vital to include the patient's input in the conversation.
The time for viewing patients with a one-sided perspective is over. Not only do doctors need to reshape the nature of the doctor-patient relationship, but patients need to understand that doctors are still there to help them. While Mahir Reiss thinks this shift continues to evolve, he is sure that through persistence and dedication, everyone will be happy in the end.
Operating out of San Diego, California, Mahir Reiss
is a physical therapist and the co-founder of Reiss and Westwood Physical Therapy. Reiss and his business partner, Bob Westwood, work hard to provide the best in therapy to their diverse patient base. Reiss and Westwood offer services to professional athletes, the elderly and children, as well as individuals suffering from chronic pain. With the belief that pain-free living is well within reach, Reiss and Westwood work with their customers to develop a game plan for success.