My practice is open to the students of Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine for the purpose of observation during Clinical Course work. The days I will be practicing and opportunities for observation will be posted by the school per semester.
Rules of Observation
- Come dressed professionally, and with your paperwork to document your experiences with you.
- Occasionally a patient of mine will request no observation. I usually see two patients an hour so if this occurs it wont be long before you can observe some one else.
- I will try to give you opportunities to feel findings in the pulse that are important to the particular diagnosis or are exceptional in other ways. I cannot take time for you to do an in depth pulse.
- You will be able to see the tongue, I will try to verbalize the diagnosis, treatment principals, and treatment plan with emphasis on why I choose the particular points or herb formula. There are times when it is inappropriate to verbalize too much in front of the patient so if I am quiet please follow my lead and ask later.
- It is always helpful for you to help clean up after a patient. Washing cups, removing table paper, spraying the treatment table with Virahol is welcomed. I work with assistants and they can help guide you as how to help out.
- I see patients with infectious diseases often. Wash your hands between patients!
- Remember to follow HIPAA guidelines in the office to protect patient¹s private information