Why Are You Passionate About Medicine?

November 13, 2023
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Why Are You Passionate About Medicine?

To understand the passion behind practicing medicine, we asked four professionals in the field to share their motivations. From a Co-Founder and Medical Director fascinated with human health and wellness, to an Urgent Care Specialist driven by intellectual rigor and life-saving opportunities, these insights reveal the deep-seated passion that fuels their work in medicine.

  • Fascination with Human Health and Wellness
  • Understanding Humanity to Help Others
  • Personal Experience Fuels Holistic Approach
  • Intellectual Rigor and Life-Saving Opportunities

Fascination with Human Health and Wellness

It’s just so exciting. What is more important to us than how our bodies work and how we feel day-to-day? What causes disease? Why do some people get sick and others don’t? Why do some treatments work and others don’t? Why can some people smoke, drink, and not exercise, and stay well, and other people who are extremely clean-living get disease?

Medicine is fascinating and, as most doctors will tell you, more of an art than a science. What can we do in our daily life to stay healthy? A lot. In fact, that’s the only place health really exists, in the day-to-day. You don’t drink a load of kale smoothies, go to a couple of hot yoga classes, reach “health,” and then you can relax. Likewise, it’s never too late to start on the path to greater health.

The main challenge in staying healthy is enjoying our lives enough to cherish our bodies and wanting to stay fit and well. The next challenge is doing the work, exercising when you don’t feel like it, taking some time out to recharge.

Claire MerrifieldClaire Merrifield
Co-Founder and Medical Director, Selph

Understanding Humanity to Help Others

These questions have always fascinated me. Why do we get sick? How do our bodies work? What makes us feel a certain way? What is life? I’m obsessed with finding answers to these questions because I want to know what it means to be human.

And I think that’s the most important thing you can do as a doctor: understand what it means to be human and how your actions impact people—and then use that knowledge to help.

Dr. Hamdan Abdullah Hamed
Dr. Hamdan Abdullah Hamed, Board-Certified Dermatologist and Co-Founder, Power Your Curls

Personal Experience Fuels Holistic Approach

I am passionate about medicine—all types of medicine, whether it’s the typical medicine you get from your doctor or natural holistic medicine. I became passionate about it when I fell ill with a chronic illness. It was depressing and debilitating, and the doctors couldn’t really help, so I researched and studied natural things that could help. It made a big difference to how well I was.

For example, I had a real struggle with sleeping. I couldn’t feel relaxed, get tired, or fall asleep, but valerian helped me with this. I believe we should all take care of ourselves so that we are as well as it is possible for us to be. This way, we don’t need to struggle, feel ill, rush to the doctor, or be in the hospital any more than is necessary. Prevention is better than cure.

Libby Anna Greenfield
Libby Anna Greenfield, Web Clairvoyant Psychic, Web Clairvoyant

Intellectual Rigor and Life-Saving Opportunities

I’m passionate about medicine because it offers the daily opportunity to enhance and even save lives, coupled with the intellectual rigor of diagnosis and treatment. The constant stream of new discoveries in this field keeps it intellectually engaging and truly fulfilling.

Nabil SalibNabil Salib
Urgent Care Specialist, MyDoc Urgent Care

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