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Taking Charge of Your Health


That’s a very
grave charge, son. Are you aware that it’s unlawful
to practice medicine without
a medical license ? Yes, sir, l am. Are you aware that running a medical
clinic without the proper licensing… can place both you
and the public… in a great deal of danger ? ls a home a clinic, sir ? lf you are admitting patients
and treating them… physical location
is irrelevant. Sir, will you define
treatment for me ? Yes. Treatment would be defined
as the care of a patient
seeking medical attention. Have you been treating patients,
Mr. Adams ? l live with several people.
They come and go as they please. l offer them
whatever help l can. Mr. Adams… have you or have you not
been treating patients at your ranch ? Everyone who comes to the ranch
is a patient, yes. [ Murmuring ] And every person who comes
to the ranch is also a doctor. l’m sorry ? Every person who comes
to the ranch is in need… of some form of physical
or mental help. They’re patients. But also every person who comes
to the ranch is in charge of
taking care of someone else– whether it’s cooking for them,
cleaning them… or even as simple a task
as listening. That makes them doctors. l use that term broadly, but is not a
doctor someone who helps someone else ? When did the term ”doctor” get
treated with such reverence, as,
”Right this way, Doctor Smith”… or, ”Excuse me, Dr. Scholl
what wonderful footpads”… or, ”Pardon me, Dr. Patterson,
but your flatulence has no odor” ? [ Laughing, Murmuring ] At what point in history
did a doctor become more… than a trusted and learned friend
who visited and treated the ill ? Now, you ask me if
l’ve been practicing medicine. Well, if this means opening
your door to those in need– those in pain– caring for them, listening
to them, applying a cold cloth
until a fever breaks– if this is practicing medicine,
if this is treating a patient… then l am guilty
as charged, sir. Did you consider the ramifications
of your actions ? What if one of your patients
had died ? What’s wrong
with death, sir ? What are we so mortally
afraid of ? Why can’t we treat death with
a certain amount of humanity
and dignity and decency… and, God forbid,
maybe even humor ? Death is not the enemy,
gentlemen. lf we’re gonna fight a disease,
Iet’s fight one of the most
terrible diseases of all– indifference. Now, l’ve sat in your schools and heard
people lecture on transference… and professional distance. Transference
is inevitable, sir. Every human being
has an impact on another. Why don’t we want that in
a patientldoctor relationship ? That’s why l’ve listened to your
teachings, and l believe they’re wrong. A doctor’s mission should be
not just to prevent death… but also to improve
the quality of life. That’s why you treat a disease,
you win, you lose. You treat a person, l guarantee you,
you win, no matter what the outcome.

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