There exists a basic difference between traditional and preventive medicine. While the first focuses on the management and cure of symptoms and ailments, preventive medicine focuses on managing the health and lifestyle of a person so that ailments do not occur. The trend of preventive medical care is a sign of maturity in the medical … Continued
This is the third of my six part series on Getting the Most from your Doctor. In part two of this series, I talked about inflammation and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and gave you tips on how to decrease inflammation in your body. In this third installment, I’ll share with you the numbers you want … Continued
With the average doctor’s visit lasting only about seven minutes, it’s crucial that you go in armed with information and questions vital to your health. What specific things do you need to know for optimal health? If you don’t know what to ask for, you might miss the opportunity to get the information you need … Continued
These days, the average doctor’s visit lasts barely seven minutes, and that doesn’t leave you much time to address important health concerns. So how do you get the most out of your time with your doc? How do you make those seven minutes count? By knowing your numbers. The more you educate yourself, the better … Continued
One of the reasons, I became a doctor was to help people. The more lives I change, the more rewarding I find each day. Despite a successful practice, I felt a need to expand my reach and help more people – people, who for whatever reason, could not step foot through the doors of my … Continued
With traditional medicine, we’re generally just treating the symptoms, or the complaint that you came in for. And those symptoms and complaints can resurface. So you might come back in another month, or another three months, with the same problem. Reactive treatment is more costly and often requires more doctor visits, and more labs need to be drawn. On the other hand, with preventative medicine, we look at ways to prevent the problem before-hand. We stay up to date with the studies on preventing disease. And when these studies show that vitamin D, fish oil, or multivitamins could potentially prevent a disease, then we can offer those supplements before the disease becomes a problem.