Whole Person Medicine

Up for a conversation?

Welcome to my website. My name is Dr David Beales, and I’m a retired GP with a special interest in mind-body medicine. I wish to highlight, through medical stories, how medicine responds and relates to the whole person within their life situation.

Are you up for a conversation? Take a read through my blog, comment, and get in touch – I would love to hear from you.


My Story

For 50 years I was on one side of the desk, but with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease I now find myself on the other. I want to share stories from medical practice and my own personal experiences in order to break down doctor-patient barriers and build more constructive partnerships.

Dr David L Beales

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Albert Einstein

Poetry

My own experience of a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease in August 2017 prompted me to explore my new situation through poetry.

I would like to continue expanding my experience of living with Parkinson’s with ongoing expression through poetry.


My Blog

  • Making Sense of my Parkinson’s: Treatment and Support

    5th Oct 2020 by

    In my previous blog, I wrote about the impact of my Parkinson’s diagnosis – and the information which would have been useful to receive at the outset. Making sense of Parkinson’s is a long journey however, and one which extends far past initial diagnosis to treatment and daily life. So what has life been like… Read more

  • Making Sense of my Parkinson’s: Diagnosis

    5th Oct 2020 by

    The first in a three part blog series: The shock of the Parkinson’s diagnosis came in August 2017. It was ultimately made by consultant neurologist Mr. William Gibb, privately in Southampton. My symptoms finally made sense to me. Muscle stiffness was preceded by unexplained symptoms of sleep disturbance with vivid dreams (5 years); shoulder stiffness… Read more

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