Who is Dr Kaplan?
Dr Brian Kaplan qualified as an orthodox medical doctor at the University of the Witwatersrand, hospital South Africa. In 1982 he came to England to study homeopathy at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. After completing a comprehensive training in homeopathy (exclusively for medical doctors) he became a member of the Faculty of Homeopathy in 1983 and a Fellow in 2002. He then studied counselling, rx nutritional dietetics, treatment fitness, yoga, Autogenic Training, and Provocative Therapy.
His approach is eclectic and rigorous, with the aim of treating the whole person as well as the disease.
Dr Kaplan uses mainstream medicine diagnostics and will treat conventionally if needed. He will also make specialist referrals and arrange for patients to see consultants in various fields of medicine when a specialist opinion is needed.
Combined with this, he believes that the body is often capable of healing itself but for various reasons may not be doing so. In these situations it can often be stimulated or catalysed into healing itself. To do this Dr Kaplan uses Classical Homeopathy. However he also believes that patients should be encouraged to do things to help themselves as well as taking tablets. To this end he also:
- teaches patients Autogenic Therapy a powerful method of deep relaxation and stress-proofing. It is learned thoroughly over 8 one hour sessions after which it can be used for life without supervision.
- gives dietary advice and supervises patients on short fasts and detox programmes (See a good example of a detox programme.)
- advises patients to embark on healthy exercise programmes where cardiac fitness and core stability are of the essence. (See a good example of such a programme.)
It is clear to most doctors that a large percentage of patients visiting them are suffering from some sort of psychological pain or anguish which may or may not be related to their physical condition. Dr Kaplan believes that doctors must try to relieve all types of pain to improve the health and well-being of the patient as a whole.
Long-term orthodox psychotherapy is not a cost-effective option for doctors, nor is it a journey most patients would agree to embark on, whatever the degree of their suffering. What is needed is a technique that is brief, highly effective and good value. After training in Rogerian client centred therapy, Dr Kaplan found that Provocative Therapy really fitted the bill. Combining humour and reverse psychology to remarkable clinical effect, Provocative Therapy is a psychotherapeutic technique that can be used by busy general practitioners.
The Relationship between Homeopathy and Provocative Therapy:
Both these modalities are based on the principle of ‘like curing like’ and Provocative Therapy has been described as ‘homeopathic’ in the way it works.
The correctly prescribed homeopathic remedy results in the body (immune system) sorting out the problem. In other words the body was always capable of doing so but needed the homeopathic remedy to initiate the healing response.
Similarly Provocative Therapists believe that the solution to a patient’s problem is already within the patient. The humour and reverse psychology of Provocative Therapy initiates the patient into becoming aware of the solution within, consciously owning it and finally enacting it.
POLICY DOCUMENT FOR DEALING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
- I have the knowledge and skills to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect and to take appropriate and prompt action if necessary.
- I am open-minded when considering the possible cause of an injury or other signs that may suggest that a child or young person is being abused or neglected. I take care to ensure that the clinical needs of children and young people continue to be met and are not overshadowed by child protection concerns.
- I work with parents and families, where possible, to make sure that children and young people are receiving the care and support they need. I am aware of services in London that could provide appropriate help, including, for example, services provided by voluntary groups.
- I understand the practices and beliefs of the different cultural and religious communities from which my patients come.
- I ensure that my own cultural or religious background does not affect my medical objectivity. When deciding whether to raise child protection concerns with parents or with other agencies, I consider the issues impartially and make sure my personal views about parents’ and other adults’ religious and cultural practices or beliefs do not affect my decisions about them or their family. If in doubt, I ask for advice from a professional or voluntary organisation that has experience in working with a particular community or ask for advice from a named or designated professional or a lead clinician or, if they are not available, an experienced colleague.
If you have a complaint or concern about the service you have received from Dr Brian Kaplan or any of the staff working in association with Dr Kaplan, please let us know. The complaints procedure detailed below, is a guide on how to do this.
How to make a Complaint
We hope that most problems can be resolved easily and quickly, often at the time they arise and directly with the person concerned. If, however, your problem cannot be resolved in this way and you wish to make a complaint, please let us know as soon as possible, ideally within a matter of days, or at most, weeks. This will allow us to establish the circumstances surrounding the complaint more easily. If this is not possible, please provide us with the details of your complaint.
You can acquire an official complaint form from reception at 144 Harley Street or you can submit your complaint on paper (not using a form). For confidentiality reasons, we prefer complaints to be submitted on paper but if you prefer to make an informal complaint you can do so simply by sending an email to Dr Kaplan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaints should be addressed to the Feedback and Complaints Manager, New Medicine Group, 144 Harley Street, London, W1G 7LE .
Alternatively, you may wish to ask for an appointment with our Complaints Manager to discuss your concerns. Either way, the complaints procedure will be fully explained and your concerns will be dealt with promptly.