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Pieces of a puzzle inherit meaning not by their individual qualities, but by being pieced together into context. Good medicine — and good healthcare — are similar: they rely on understanding patients as people, and clinical presentations as brush-strokes forming part of a bigger picture.
_____we often treat diseases
_______instead of treating people
separating health from care.
____If we remember
____ _to treat every patient
___ ___as a person first, as we would our family:
our practice of healing
will come full circle—
and we will provide