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Dr. Patricia Raymond takes medicine seriously...and herself lightly. The author of Don't Jettison Medicine has been there. She is dismayed by the increasingly dis-eased healthcare relationships, seeing caring careers become joyless, and finding patients obstructed from participating in their own wellness. Instead of continuing to observe the deterioration of medicine from calling to job, Dr. Raymond started Rx For Sanity to lead physicians and nurses to embrace their careers. Today, in her solo gastroenterology office, she practices what she preachesÃ¢â¬Â¦ timely medical care in an atmosphere of respect and dignity, in partnership with her patients and staff. This provides her the flexibility to share her knowledge, experiences, and hope with her colleagues throughout the US, while staying in close touch with the realities faced by practicing health professionals. Dr Raymond hosted the popular weekly NPR program "House Calls" from 2004 through 2007. She writes editorials about physician-nurse collaboration and on patient partnership. Her editorials have been published in magazines, including: Physicians Practice, EndoNurse, Real Life Healthcare and My Family Doctor. Dr. Raymond's story "Strong Medicine", on the healing power of words," is featured in Chicken Soup for the Caregivers Soul. When asked, "What is your vision for how medicine should be practiced?", her answer is simple: "Doctors, nurses, and patients working in partnership to ensure optimum wellness, not just the absence of disease."