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Partnering Up to Ease Chronic Pain: A Physical Therapy and Health Psychology Experience

Jennifer Walker, PT, DPT Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven Campus   Healthcare providers have the responsibility to provide patient centered excellence in health care and do no harm to those they work with. In my experience as a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy, I have learned that the first fifteen minutes of an evaluation with a patient can set … Continue reading Partnering Up to Ease Chronic Pain: A Physical Therapy and Health Psychology Experience

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How Working Alongside Health Psychologists Influenced My Scope of Medical Practice

Sara Guevara, MD Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx NY   Understanding the importance of the mind and body connection was one of the most important goals early in my medical career. My interest in becoming a primary care provider was initiated by witnessing the necessity of practicing medicine within a biopsychosocial model of medicine to provide optimal health care and help address health disparities. During my … Continue reading How Working Alongside Health Psychologists Influenced My Scope of Medical Practice