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"The Practice of Medicine is a Partnership Between The Patient and The Physician," Says Dr. Jalil Khan, MD


Dr. Khan, who is board certified in Internal Medicine and has a Fellowship in Preventative Cardiology, understands that the practice of medicine is changing. Dr. Khan received his MD, over two decades ago so he has seen many changes both in the technology and in the psychology of medicine and how it is practiced.

“There is an old joke in medicine that says the ’MD’ stands for Medical Deity. All of those old beliefs have changed. Today, the typical patient is much better informed than in years past. Today, we attempt to engage the patient in a partnership dialog. I explain that my role in the partnership is to help manage the acute condition that he or she was referred to me for in the first place. Then, I attempt to get the patient to take responsibility for their overall health. That is where he or she comes into this partnership,” Dr. Jalil Khan said.

Most people are aware that they should eat better, exercise more, drink more water, and do something to manage their increasing stress levels. Dr. Khan recommends that everyone start with a written plan for improving their health. First is to find some form of exercise that they don’t hate.

Dr. Khan said: "I have given up on the belief that I can motivate a patient that has not exercised for years to believe that he or she will suddenly find some form of aerobic process that they will love. Experience has taught me that approach simply does not work. I now embrace the ’Find something that you will at least do,’ approach. Everyone has something that they do every day that they do not love doing but they do it anyway because they know that they must do it, like say, brushing their teeth. I have never had someone say to me, ’You know Doc, I just can hardly wait to brush my teeth.’ But someone, somehow convinced them that they must do it, and that they must do it every day. That is also true with at least 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise.”

”Next, is diet. It is another major area where just a few simple changes can make a world of difference in someone’s overall health,” says Dr. Jalil Khan, MD, "Try changing current snacks to a high water content snack, like fruit. Add something whole grain and/or green to every meal, like whole grain toast in the morning with breakfast, and add a leafy green salad with both lunch and dinner. Just those simple changes have proven to make big improvements in my patent’s health. I want to add both years to your life and lots more life to your years.”

Dr. Khan reminds his patients that life is not a dress rehearsal, and challenges them to make each day count.


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