Statistical Science and Individual Reality Do Not Share the Same Experience

Statistical Science and Individual Reality Do Not Share the Same Experience

"No matter how skillful one becomes, the great mysteries of Life will always hover just out of reach. One can never know all the answers. In the reality of everyday medical practice, no one can guarantee any clinical result… but I and my certified staff can and do promise to try to help each individual patient to the best of our abilities, by using all our knowledge, skill and compassion. Having been trained as a ‘medical scientist,’ I can bear witness to the simple fact that statistical science and individual reality do not share the same experience. The Quantitative ‘eye’ of the scientist perceives a different Reality than the Qualitative ‘I’ of the patient. And yet modern statistical science dismisses individual patient experience as ‘anecdotal’ and ‘biased.’ Such dangerous nonsense has caused much suffering and harm. Individual patient experience is the only true measure of the Quality of care. Relief of suffering, not statistical significance, is the patients real quest, their only quest… and the true physician’s ultimate goal. I believe it was in Plato’s Phaedrus that Socrate’s ask’s, ‘do we really need anyone to tell us what is right?’ Homeopathic Integrative medical practice provides the patient and practitioner with simple, non-toxic methods of treatment for relief of suffering… a natural union of clinical Art and Science… the true essence of medical service."

- David A. Edwards, MD, HMD

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