Putting the CARE Back Into HealthCARE!

by | Mar 19, 2014 | Health & News | 3 comments

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Our present health care system has lost touch with us. Many patients and physicians are frustrated with OBAMA-Care and what it is doing to our health care system. Patients are no longer seen as unique individuals but rather they are seen as numbers on a list – an unknown entity to the provider of the day. Usually visits are limited to only 7 minutes. Physicians, on the other hand, have become robots, functioning without emotions, too concerned about typing into their laptop to even view the patient in the eyes.

What’s happened to personalized healthcare? To actually listening to the patient? To the feelings experienced by the patient? Partnering in with decision making?
Has it been lost?

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Top 3 Frustrations:

1. Paying higher and higher deductibles for less benefits/care.
2. Don’t know who is even in the covered plan network.
3. Not receiving the VALUE from their health care provider.

 

Luckily, there is a solution. I am putting the “CARE” back into Healthcare. Many of you know that I am not a follower, but a leader. That is why I embarked on my own private practice in January 2011 to separate myself from the shackles that bound me to insurance companies.  I am considered an “out-of-network” physician which means I can take my time with you, listen to you and address all of your concerns.

The time is now to start putting yourself first – with CARE! I believe that you and your physician should partner for the best care plan for you. Your needs, desires and concerns need to be addressed at each visit. You are seen as a whole – not a separate organ system with symptoms treated with various array of prescription medications. This is the reason I have a Wellness Goal Sheet and Wheel of Life Sheet for each patient.

How many physicians do you know that set wellness goals at your visit?  Putting Yourself First!
This is the theme for my upcoming Women’s Well-being Symposium. Move yourself from the bottom of the list to the top. The time is NOW to step forward and make a commitment for your health and well-being. Join me in the journey to ultimate health and wellness!

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