Robert Lindberg, MD, practices internal medicine in Darien, CT. Dr. Lindberg is on the teaching faculty of the Columbia University School of Medicine and also New York Medical College. He is among the first physicians to incorporate complexity concepts into the practice of medicine. He has been recognized in both the Guide to America's Top Physicians and Best Doctor directories. Dr. Lindberg's medical practice is inspired by the principles of complexity science. He believes the practice of medicine is about interactions-inside the human body and outside in the environments where people live. That means interactions among the individual's physical, emotional, neurological and immunological systems, and the interactions individual has with other people, including the individual's physician. Research suggests that as a diagnostic tool, heart rate variability offers important clues on how healthy the internal interactions are.
"While the practice of medicine treats the heart and the whole organism as two separate parallel entities, a "heart wave” represents the status of the heart as also the status of the whole organism."