The symptoms of time ...

Dr. Luiz Roberto Londres' vision concerning medicine.  Luiz Roberto Londres' cardiologist graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), at the National School of Medicine, where he was approved at first instance at the entrance exam.

 He also holds a Master of Philosophy at PUC RJ, he's the father of seven, a poet and writer, hence his sensitivity to human beings that makes him a critic of the way the medicine is practiced these days through the use excessive technology, the commercial industry of medicines and actions of financial intermediaries between doctors and their patients. For him, hospital devices must be supported and most importantly, the physician is well trained and sees the patient as a whole person. Roberto Londres has the characteristics of a true Brazilian; son of northeastern Brazil he was born in Sergipe department, his father Dr. Genival Londres is also a cardiologist who passed his love for medicine onto him. His mother is from Sao Paolo and he's "carioca", i.e., born in Rio de Janeiro. "I started my academic life doing cardiology, so I became instructor of biology, medical clinic and hemodynamics, which is the chapter of physiology that studies blood circulation. After college I worked as a cardiologist in various public hospitals in Rio de Janeiro. I began studying all lines of medical, thinking different points of view of medicine, from Hippocrates to the modern era and began to see another way of thinking about medicine. The certainties and absolute truths that were considered absolute became priorities, so I decided to study philosophy for a solid basis for understanding the unified and less scientific medical form. In ancient Greece, philosophers were the first physicians with a broader way of thinking and less material on the inclusion of men in their community. Philosophy for me is the key, says Londres." To expand these studies Dr. Roberto Londres acquires and transforms the San Vicente clinic at the general hospital, today one of the most prestigious in Rio de Janeiro. Due to the clinic, he has left the practical exercise of medicine and devoted himself to the study of the theory of medicine. "The San Vicente Clinic offered me the unique opportunity to combine good medical practice with the humanization of medicine and improve the relationship between doctor and patient," he added. Great speaker and easy to talk with, Dr. Roberto Londres promotes conferences and classes of medicine, philosophy and issues of the day that delight listeners for simplicity as well as  addressing real problems, showing a new vision of human beings as a whole and new ways of looking at medicine and its practices. With several articles published in Brazilian newspapers and magazines in which he creates an exhibition of his medical philosophy, Roberto Londres also publishes important books focusing on Brazilian medicine such as Iátrica: Art Clinic – Essays on the theory and practice of clinical symptoms of a time, a collection of articles, public health, and society leading to reflection on how the present has become a time of constant and profound disagreements and concerns and how human beings are becoming objects in a society that prefers to have rather than to be. The book is an analysis of some of the social activities, such as medicine, the media, education and politics, whose missions are being reserved for the sake of money.

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