At the front lines of medicine—where physicians, patients, and practices meet to heal injury and illness—frustration is rampant. As the art of medicine slips down the totem pole, the things that can make medicine more rewarding and more effective fall with it.

It doesn’t have to be this way. We all have the power to bring balance back to medicine, but it has to start with a push to put the art of medicine on the same level as the business and science of medicine in our health care discussions.

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