It Takes A Village

May 20, 2009 at 2:48 am

Seeds Group 002The city of Baltimore often feels like a small town, and in some pockets it can feel even more like a village. When I first moved here, I was struck by how quickly I felt part of the wellness community, and then by how valuable this became as I began to build a practice. The future of healthcare may have just as much to do with the relationships that patients share with their practitioners as it does with the relationships that practitioners experience between one another. And while modalities such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and other “alternative therapies” all take into account the whole person, they each do so through a different lens and from historically unique traditions. There is great value in seeing the whole from these varied perspectives which is why I am so grateful to work with such a talented team of healers – both at Great Soul and Seeds where I share office space and in the greater Baltimore area.

Ultimately it is the patient who benefits from this team approach – from the network of connection that may occur behind the scenes when colleagues reach out to each other for guidance and support. We all have a role in this village with the patients guiding the learning for the practitioners and the practitioners in turn passing along knowledge to the patients. In this cycle we all grow, we are all transformed and somehow, we are all connected.

(pictured left to right: Seeds practitioners Gina Corso, acupuncturist; Andrea Wenger, nutritionist & Reiki practitioner; Sarah O’Leary, acupuncturist; Emily Telfair, naturopath)

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