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Treating Headaches with Compassion

Dr. Traci Purath built a headache clinic from the ground up to help patients who were dealing with debilitating headaches in Racine and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, after over a decade, she has walked away from the headache clinic that she built. Why? Because she cares so deeply about her patients! Due to what she calls “the business of medicine”, she no longer was able to spend the time with her patients that she felt was necessary to meet their needs.

I can speak from experience about Dr. Purath’s compassion. I have been a patient of hers for over 9 years. Since the first time I met her, she has been personable and easy to talk to. Not only does she explain things in medical terms, but she takes the time to be sure that I understand everything. Dr. Purath is compassionate about listening to her patients’ needs and she is truly determined to help each and everyone of us feel better.

Fortunately for her headache patients, although Dr. Purath has left her previous practice, she will be starting up a new one! Hopefully, within 3 months, her patients will again be able to be compassionately treated by her when she opens her own patient-centered medical practice at her new location. There, her patients’ well-being can again be her top priority.

Until then, like me, you can keep in touch with Dr. Purath through her new web site.

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  • lee-annhauer
    6 years ago

    In my opinion that is the best award any medical professional could hope for, the regard and love of their patients. I hope to get the same kind of compliments when I begin practicing.

  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    6 years ago

    I too am one of Dr Purath’s patients, and am really looking forward to seeing the new clinic. I don’t know if you’re aware of it, but Dr Purath is part of the team and will be writing for us in the next few months! I wrote about her on my first blog challenge post for Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. I hope you like it: It looks like we all agree!


  • emiam author
    6 years ago

    ….as it’s said in “parliamentary procedure”…thank you for “seconding the motion”
    in a sort of way…..Compassion does matter.

  • Kris
    6 years ago

    Dr. Purath is also my doctor and has been for the past 4 years. As you write, Dr. Purath is a very compassionate doctor who truly CARES for her patients. Better yet, she takes the time to listen. We are lucky to have such a wonderful doctor in Wisconsin. I look forward to the opening of her patient-centered medical practice. I know she will always put her patients first, and I am so very grateful for that.

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