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Individualized Care Plans: The Secret to Feeling Better

September 27, 2022
Individualized Care Plans: The Secret to Feeling Better

The patients who visit our pain clinics come from all walks of life. But they all have one thing in common: the desire to feel better. What would you say if we told you there was a secret to it? Would you be skeptical? Well, as it turns out, there actually is a secret: individualized care plans.

When patients work with their pain management physicians to create a customized treatment plan, good things happen. Individualized plans take into account a full range of circumstances that impact how patients feel. That is the big thing.

No One-Size-Fits-All Patient

Real-world medicine teaches doctors things they don't learn in medical school. One of the first lessons they learn after school is that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all patient. Moreover, that model patient described by all the medical school educational materials doesn't exist.

So, if there's no one-size-fits-all patient, why do so many healthcare providers and clinics take a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment? Sadly, it is because that's how our healthcare system is set up.

Western medicine is often more about efficiency and productivity than actual healing. We have taken what was a highly individualized concept and turned it into assembly-line medicine. And when we do that, we eliminate the possibility of customized treatment plans.

Providers and Patients Working Together

KindlyMD pain clinics are built from the ground up on the individualized treatment philosophy. We believe it is important that our providers and patients work together to come up with flexible and adaptable treatment plans for feeling better.

Your individualized care plan would look different compared to your neighbor's. How different? That depends on how different the two of you are as people. But that is the whole point. You and your neighbor:

  • experience pain differently
  • have varying pain thresholds
  • respond differently to medications
  • have different daily activities
  • have different quality-of-life measurements.

It is very easy for a provider to tap a single treatment and say it is the best way to address chronic joint pain. It's an entirely different matter to recommend that single treatment to a hundred patients and observe the same results among all of them. In the real world, medicine is just not that simple.

A Combination of Treatments

Interestingly, one of the hallmarks of an individualized care plan is variety. A well-developed plan almost always includes a combination of treatments designed to address the different aspects of the patient's pain.

Our particular approach combines the best of traditional and plant-based medicine. We also take a holistic approach to pain management, preferring to treat the entire patient rather than just a single symptom. Combining traditional and plant-based medicines with sound advice, we help patients take control of their care plans and lives.

It's All About You

If it seems like individual care plans are more about the patient than anything else, you've hit the nail right on the head. Individualized care is all about you. That's the whole point. It is about figuring out what makes you feel better so that the right strategies can be implemented.

An ideal treatment scenario guarantees that you remain in control. You work with your pain management physician to come up with a combination of traditional meds, plant-based meds, and lifestyle enhancements capable of helping you find relief.

That's what we strive for here at KindlyMD. We strive to help each and every patient find relief through personalized treatment that includes a combination of medications and lifestyle enhancements. By customizing treatment to each individual, we are able to accommodate the built-in differences between patients. Doing so is the secret to feeling better.

By KindlyMD
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