Once upon a time, there lived a bison who wanted to help other animals, and so spent his life studying medicine to become a doctor. So it was that the bison came upon a family of mice who were all sick, but they had nothing with which to pay for the doctor’s aid.
“But without my care, your children will die. I must help, it is my duty,” he said. Without a thought, the doctor gave them his aid, one after the other, and each mouse he healed was grateful.
By morning the bison was falling asleep on his feet, and told the mice, “I am sorry, but I must go rest.”
“But sir, we still have more sick children.”
The bison saw the line of mice reaching out the door, and he despaired.
"The Give Me’s in the life for each of us are pain and suffering. Not since the fables of Hans Christian Andersen, has someone so aptly written such heart-touching stories. Doctor Bison shows us how important the doctor-patient relationship is to healing"
—Mark Victor Hansen, #1 NYT Chicken Soup for the Soul®
Mark Ibsen, MD attended Williams College for his undergraduate work, followed by medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. His residency in family medicine took place at University of Utah from 1980 to 1983. His post graduate medical and communication education includes training in bedside with ultrasound, topical medicine, and ten-plus years communication training through landmark education.
Ibsen practiced Emergency Medicine through 2012 and opened an urgent care facility in 2010 which closed in 2015. He currently practices natural and transpersonal medicine in the realm of cannabis, ketamine, pain refugees, and end-of-life care.
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