Dr. Aunna Pourang, MD
"...I really believe that everyone is their own best healer. We live in this society that goes -- it's like you're the doctor, you fix me. It's like, “No. This is a team work approach.”
At the end of the day, a patient is their own best healer because they are the ones that are putting in the effort into really bringing themselves health." Aunna Pourang, MD #RealCaregiversRealStories ❤️🎬 @draunna
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“When you see them over and over again in an office visit, you start to peel back these layers. Once you really start going deep and addressing those deep core issues, people start to get better. That's where I was, okay, there is something to integrative medicine. Integrative medicine is essentially a field of medicine that incorporates eastern-western healing modalities.
It focuses on the whole person, prevention lifestyle. The goal is not to reflexively give somebody a pill. It's well how can you work on some bodies diet and their stress levels because most of the chronic -- the most expensive or -- let's say the most common diseases in America are the most costly and they are the most preventable. They are rooted on lifestyle.”
“When I was a second-year resident, I was on 30-hour call and I was rounding on patients with the attending physician that morning, we walked out of the patient's room and she asked me, “Why did you say sorry to that patient?” I did not really understand what she said. She said, “You said sorry when you put the sheet over the patient.” I realized I guess I had said sorry because I hadn’t put the sheet over the patient perfectly. I didn't really know what to say to her. She was like, “You do not have to be sorry for that,” and she's very stern, she said, “You are a rock star, so start acting like it.”
I had this huge revelation, wow, like somebody really believed in me. That made me realize that everybody is a rock star and the people who are successful believe in their rock stardom.
I was able to develop that confidence, then instill that and my junior residents, and tell them, “Yes, you're an intern and you may not know a lot but you have to realize what you have to offer, bring that to the world.” That a lot of other people who are interested in going into health care have to find that rock star in them in order to shine through.”