I wanted to tell you about a lovely patient I have been treating for about 3 years now. She is a great example of someone who can change her life given the right resources.
She first came to me when she was 38. She was very thin, a heavy smoker and stressed. She initially came to me for tattoo removal. She is married to a great man and has beautiful children. The cause of her anxiety was endogenous i.e. not due to external factors.
After some time, she started asking me about dermal fillers and antiwrinkle injection as she felt she looked depressed and gaunt. I offered her a total face rejuvenation plan. I treated her with cheek and tear trough fillers to give her a more lifted and youthful look. Antiwrinkle injections were used to treat her frown lines and crows feet. After all that she just looked fabulous and confident.
However she has several medical issues that were bothering her. Due to the trust she had established in me she adopted me as her medical doctor. She complained of always being tired,period pains,migraines and always anxious. I proceeded with blood tests and MRI etc and installed the right treatments. However, I also talked to her about lifestyle changes and some of these took time but we got there. We continued to have little chats every time she came in. I encouraged her to exercise regularly . She now goes to the gym regularly and has a Personal Trainer. She stopped her daily take away food – so she now has home cooked, balanced meals. She decreased cigarettes – she now has 20 instead of 40 per day. We are aiming for 10 by the end of the year. She no longer smokes inside the house. Her migraines have settled and just needs some prescribed medication every now and then. Her anxiety has settled as well.
I feel very proud of her. She is an example of someone who is willing to listen to good advice and tried to improve herself. She feels better about herself and feels that she has things under control. It’s not unusual for me to have patients come in who don’t really want to listen. They are happy to complain about their symptoms but don’t actually want to fix anything and always give me an excuse.
So this lady was very refreshing and makes it all worthwhile.
Be good and Stay well
Dr Shobhna Singh
Dr Shobhna is a Medical Practitioner working at Nitai Medical & Cosmetic Centre in Melbourne. She can be contacted on (03) 93001244 or via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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