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The Importance of the Clinician-Patient Relationship.

by | Apr 20, 2014 | About Robyn, Functional Medicine, Getting Healthy, Home/Blog, Nutrition

One of the central values of Functional Medicine, and of particular importance to me, is the importance of what we call the ‘therapeutic partnership’.
This refers to the bond formed between the patient and the clinician, that allows the patient to feel empowered in both the decision making process and of taking charge of their own health.

Too often when a patient ends up in my office, they have seen many doctors, specialists or other health workers, but no one has taken the time to explain even basic information about their health problem, or to listen to their fears or point of view regarding their treatment.
This detachment is very disheartening for someone who is frightened about their health or future, or weary from the countless similar experiences already had.

I endeavour to create a partnership, in which I provide information, explanation and guidance, to help you to better understand your health and your body, so you may be confident making informed decisions about your diet and your path forwards.

It is my aim, that your aspirations for your health should be driving your care, and that you feel listened to and supported.

Only when this is true, will you be able to make the often-substantial changes needed to transform your health and ultimately achieve your goals.

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Robyn is a Clinical Nutritionist with a specialised interest in the Functional Medicine approach to health. Robyn is very involved with the field of Coeliac Disease, Gluten-Reactive Disorders and Autoimmune Disease. Her passion for the healing power of food, has led her to work with complex cases, involving multiple diagnoses, and chronic health issues such as ME, auto-immune diseases and fibromyalgia. She also has a passion for working with the growing tide of chronic, lifestyle mediated illness; diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and runs a lifestyle intervention clinic for these issues. Robyn works with patients to nutritionally support their bodies, so that they can heal. She has successfully helped many people around the world improve their health and increase their quality of life. Robyn sees clients in London, Tokyo and New York, and has a virtual practice that allows her to work with people all over the world.

Robyn Puglia

My mission in life is to share my knowledge in order to help people heal. I love to unravel the health stories and the biochemistry to get to the heart of the problem, and to help support nutritional and lifestyle changes that have the ability to transform people’s health. I have seen incredible changes in the health of my clients, and I hope to do the same for you.

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