The Evolution of Medicine

Join the Movement to Solve Chronic Disease and Fall Back in Love with Medicine
Narrated by: James Maskell
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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For all too many dedicated physicians, stuck in a cycle of seven-minute patient visits and production line healing, medicine has become a frustrating vocation. Furthermore, the current epidemic of chronic illness demands a new care standard that can break down the existing structural barriers to full resolution. It requires functional medicine.

The Evolution of Medicine provides step-by-step instruction for building a successful "community micropractice", one that engages both the patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership focused on the body as a whole rather than isolated symptoms. This invaluable handbook will awaken health professionals to exciting new career possibilities. At the same time, it will alleviate the fear of abandoning a conventional medical system that is bad for doctors, patients, and payers, as well as being ineffectual in the treatment of chronic ailments.

Welcome to a new world of modern medical care, delivered in a community setting. It's time to embrace The Evolution of Medicine and reignite your love for the art of healing.

©2016 James Maskell (P)2016 James Maskell

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This will be read multiple times.

As a functional medicine provider, I love what I do. This book makes me fall in love again and again with this style of practice. I will definitely be reading/listening to this book multiple times.

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Provocative and inspiring! A MUST read

A must for anyone who's ever been disenchanted with their current doctor or their personal practice if you are the doctor. Thank you James Maskell for this excellent roadmap to the future of medicine.

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Excellent ideas and very practical.

Excellent ideas and practical ways to apply to your practice. Good job for starting this movement!


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Curing the doctors

Great overview of a model of medicine that can heal our "heath" system and also heal those that provide the care. Thanks for writing this book.

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More BS medicine

This is a thinly disguised touting of alternative medicine. Total BS. I am surprised it is allowed to be considered a "Great Course". Functional medicine . There is nowhere in the book that is even close to explains how it is "functional"

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Powerful encouragement

I am a physical therapist and health coach and this book provided me with powerful encouragement to truly change the world!

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Great idea but I wouldn't pay for it again

Maskell has good ideas to change health care and create a new business model that benefits health of both patients and providers.
That being said I'm kind of annoyed that I paid for this. I was expecting more of an introspection but hey he proved he can make money. I'd read it again.... If I got it for free

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Want to change your view on Health?

Though this book is targeted at physicians impact is powerful and applicable to anyone looking to be a healthier happier person. 10/10 would recommend.

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Gems for natural medicine practitioners!

Need to listen to this one a few times. Filled with gems for natural medicine practitioners!

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Really great book!

If you could sum up The Evolution of Medicine in three words, what would they be?

Medicine needs change

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Evolution of Medicine?

The individual anecdotes

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Dull, as if he was just reading script. Really interesting material though, even as a non-physician!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Evolution of Medicine

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Good book. Worth the listen!

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  • Margarita Kitova
  • 01-06-20

Great inspirational book for primary care clinicians

The reading of makes it easy to listen to and understand . I also bought the paper book.
Great book - insightful and motivating.

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  • Don
  • 10-16-16

There is hope for Modern Medicine- it's a new functional model

I really loved the complete honesty, transparency and practical details this book.
It Challenges the current order in a positive manner and provides a enlightening view of a new future paradigm which embraces community, empathy and interdependence as opposed to control, dominance and unethical profit.

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  • The Doctor's Kitchen
  • 10-11-16

Dr Aujla NHS GP review

A fantastic introduction to functional medicine for those unfamiliar with its history. A great piece of work and a must read for all GPs