Donald M. Friedman, MD
Health and Wellness Programs

Living a Satisfying Life While Having a Chronic Illness – Part 1

Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic disease that is treatable, but not curable, manageable, but not always completely controllable, can be a devastating experience.  There frequently is an immediate sense of being threatened, not only [Read more…]

Rabbi Dayle Friedman
Reflections on Aging

Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast #4: Growing Older: A Sacred Journey: A Conversation with Rabbi Dayle Friedman

  In the fourth Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Address discusses “Growing Older: A Sacred Journey,” with Rabbi Dayle Friedman, a pioneer in forging a Jewish spiritual response to the challenges and blessings of later [Read more…]

Donald M. Friedman, MD
Care-Giving Concerns

Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast #3: Navigating the Doctor-Patient Relationship, a conversation with Dr. Donald Friedman

In the third Jewish Sacred Aging podcast, Rabbi Address has a conversation with JSA contributor Dr. Donald Friedman about his journey from medical practitioner to the intersection of spirituality and health that he discusses in [Read more…]

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Health and Wellness Programs

Navigating the Doctor-Patient Relationship

A recent issue of Newsweek (April 23&30, 2012) had “The End of the Doctor-Patient Relationship” boldly displayed above the magazine’s logo.  Inside, the featured article was actually entitled, “The Doctor Will See You – If [Read more…]

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Health and Wellness Programs

Empathy: How Does It Help Us Relate To Others and What Is Its Role in Medicine?

Empathy is a frequently misunderstood term that refers to one’s ability to understand and identify with another person’s emotional experiences and feelings.  The true empathic individual is aware and accepting of the other person’s thoughts, [Read more…]

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Thought Pieces

Why Listening Is So Important

There is a saying about listening that eloquently summarizes the nature of the process. The source of the words is unknown, but the message is universal – “God gave us two ears, but only one [Read more…]

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Health and Wellness Programs

Physician as Wounded Healer – Dr. Donald Friedman, MD

The concept of the physician as a wounded healer and how it can positively affect the practice of medicine has been around for a long time.  In Greek mythology. Chiron was the first wounded healer.  [Read more…]