Ep 25: Find Your Advocate: Dr. Rani Banik on Trusting Your Doctor and Yourself

July 2, 2023
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Have you heard these common myths about taking control of your health journey? Myth #1: You have to rely solely on your doctor’s advice. Myth #2: Prescription drugs are the only solution. Myth #3: You can’t take charge of your own health without a medical degree.

Dr. Rani Banik is here to dispel these myths and share the truth about empowering patients to take control of their health journey. With personalized, integrative care and patient advocacy, you can achieve improved health outcomes and a holistic approach to healing. Join Dr. Banik as she helps you take the first step towards a healthier, happier you.

A warm and approachable physician, Dr. Rani Banik is dedicated to helping her patients feel empowered and supported in their healthcare journey. With a commitment to providing individualized and comprehensive care, Dr. Banik encourages her patients to be active participants in their own healing process. By valuing open communication and fostering a trusting relationship, she helps create an environment in which patients feel understood and secure. Through her empathetic approach, Dr. Banik has been able to improve health outcomes and advocate for the well-being of her patients, guiding them toward a more empowered healthcare experience.

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The Topics We Explore In This Episode

  • Unravel the potential of an integrative healthcare approach to enhance wellness.
  • Grasp the importance of trust and connection in promoting effective doctor-patient relationships.
  • Master the art of taking charge of your own health journey with self-assurance.
  • Decode the vital connection between communication and healthcare success.
  • Examine the remedies to body imbalances through mindful nutrition, lifestyle, and botanicals.


  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:02:08 - Importance of Patient Labeling
  • 00:05:10 - Emotional Connection with Patients
  • 00:09:29 - Empowering Patients
  • 00:12:39 - Providing Resources
  • 00:14:13 - Frustrations with Doctors
  • 00:16:37 - Dr. Banik's Journey as a Patient
  • 00:21:53 - Using Lifestyle Changes for Patients
  • 00:25:26 - Integrating Traditional and Functional Medicine
  • 00:28:02 - Importance of Empathy in Healthcare
  • 00:29:25 - Stigma Around Holistic Approaches
  • 00:31:59 - Patients Taking Control of Their Health
  • 00:35:10 - Importance of Recommendations Presented in the Right Context
  • 00:38:22 - Moderation and Progression in Lifestyle Changes

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