There are medical practitioners whose compassion, ethic, and curiosity lead them to serve patients and other doctors alike with verve and dedication. Michael Carlston and Rick Flinders are two physicians whose lives and experiences resulted in books that open up our understanding and appreciation of the healing arts in our own lives.
Nationally recognized authority in the integration of conventional and complementary medicine, Michael Carlston joins Suzanne Lang in conversation on his book Better than Medicines: The Ten Essential Health Habits. Carlston's commitment is to the well-being of patients, and working with them, employs conventional and alternative therapies. His book aims to empower readers to achieve health and balance.
Larry Slater, long-time host of KRCB's Jazz Connections and Sonoma County's Jazz MD, talks with Dr. Rick Flinders on his book The Santa Rosa Reader, a Personal Anthology from the Family Medicine Residency. Flinders has trained, taught and practiced in Santa Rosa's Family Medicine Residency Program for the past 35 years. "One of the great gifts of medical practice is what we learn, not just about medicine, but about life."