From Dr. Mark Ogle —
I have a general outpatient psychiatric practice, treating adults aged 18 and up. My principal focus is on medication treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.
Like most psychiatrists in today’s world, my practice focus is on medication management. Many patients engage in so-called split treatment, where they see a psychiatrist for medication management and see a non-medical therapist, such as a psychologist or social worker, for talking therapy. We can discuss this at your first appointment.
If you are certain that you do not want to take medications, but just want therapy, you likely should see a non-medical therapist rather than me.
As an avid historian and modern-day medical practitioner, Dr. Mark Ogle and his practice uphold the reinstatement of the Physician’s Pledge (historically, The Hippocratic Oath), and its ethical implications, as hereby cited:
I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;
THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;
I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;
I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;
I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
I WILL PRACTICE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;
I WILL FOSTER the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession;
I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;
I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;
I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;
I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honour.
Credit: The Physician’s Pledge, Declaration of Geneva, World Medical Association.
Citation: Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948 and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968 and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983 and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994 and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005 and the 173rd WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2006 and amended by the 68th WMA General Assembly, Chicago, United States, October 2017.