The mind-body connection is becoming more widely understood and accepted in modern society and joining us today to discuss the importance of integrating mental and physical health is interventional cardiologist, Dr. Paulraj Samuel of Samuel Family Cardiology. Dr. Samuel reveals the importance of offering patients access to mental health support alongside medical treatment, emphasizing that addressing both aspects is vital for maximizing overall health and quality of life. In this episode, we find out how Dr. Samuel's collaboration with Mosaics of Mercy aims to break down healthcare barriers, empowering providers to discuss mental health openly and bridge the gap between physical and mental well-being. Tune in for valuable advice for both patients and healthcare providers on initiating conversations about mental health and what it means to truly “cherish your life”.
Key Points From This Episode:
Introducing interventional cardiologist, Dr. Paulraj Samuel.Dr. Samuel shares his background and insight into his expertise.How he feels additional training in mental health would have served him.What led him to connect with Mosaics of Mercy and how they work together.The benefits of offering patients access to mental health help.How partnering with Mosaics of Mercy aids Dr. Samuel’s mission to break down healthcare barriers.The barriers healthcare providers face when confronted with mental health issues.How mental health and physical health overlap.Dr. Samuel explains how the healthcare system typically operates in silos.Appreciation for the administrative population and the role they can play in bridging the gaps.Advice for those nervous about bringing up mental health with their physician.What physicians can do when confronted with patients’ mental health needs, and the benefits of checking in.Dr. Samuel shares the mantra that serves as his source of hope: Cherish your life.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Dr. Paulraj Samuel
Samuel Family Cardiology
Mosaics of Mercy