Health education: The word ‘doctor’ derives from the Greek word for teacher. At Maine Whole Health, we value our role as teachers and educators. It is important that the patient has a full understanding not only of their particular condition, but also of the various ways that he or she can care for themselves. Lifestyle changes such as healthy diet, exercise and stress management programs are important in the treatment and prevention of many illnesses, as well as in health optimization and healthy aging. We encourage people to take responsibility for their own health care in as many ways as possible. We also foster an environment where patients feel comfortable asking questions and exploring ideas with the doctors. Dr. Krassner is available for lectures & workshops on a wide variety of health-related topics.