Our vision of medicine
« Can a body heal, whose heart is sick? »
( Pierre Corneille, Clitandre)
Although cardiology is a specialty, we do not practice solely organ
medicine. We consider the patient as a whole with their complexity and do not focus only on
the heart. We must take into account any other pathologies, their lifestyle, constraints, as
well as their way of apprehending the pathology and their mind set in order to offer the
most appropriate care and build a long-term relationship of trust. The heart, the body, the
spirit are closely linked.
Empathy and kindness
The medicine we want to practice is medicine that listens, is
empathetic and benevolent. Part of the doctor's work in consultation is conventionally
referred to as "questioning". But in reality, it is not only a matter of questioning your
patient but above all of knowing how to listen. Good listening makes it possible to make the
right diagnosis, to adapt treatments so that they are well tolerated and accepted (and
therefore accepted) by the patient, and sometimes even -in our time of stress and
individualism- the questioning in itself can support and help the patient.
Clinical Sense and Context
Despite all the technical and technological advances in medicine,
clinical sense remains essential to good medicine. Many patients think that one or more
tests can replace the consultation and the medical thinking that accompanies it. It's wrong.
Any test is interpreted according to the clinical context and it is much easier to find what
you are looking for. It is useless to multiply tests without specific reasons, it is only a
waste of time and money! A good doctor is not only a prescriber. He must be able to
summarize the results and conclude on a diagnosis (which may be that everything is fine!)
and a treatment.
We offer the following consultations and tests
The other tests we perform at the cardiology center.