“Why Monitor A Problem If You’re Not Going To Fix It?”
Lifelock, a personal credit monitoring company regularly uses this quote in their advertising. Lifelock differentiates itself from its competitors by accepting ACCOUNTABILITY and taking action to help RESOLVE potential credit fraud (rather than simply pointing out that fraud has been committed.)
If, as consumers we believe that professional assistance is important and should be used to RESOLVE serious problems (in this case, identity theft) why don’t we seem to care if our medical physicians are held to the same standard to RESOLVING “diseases?”
Is the medical model’s goal designed to maintain a “broken” situation?
Why are we more concerned about restoring our personal credit rating than restoring our personal HEALTH? Does it make sense we hold a company like Lifelock accountable to achieving RESOLUTION to credit fraud, but only hold our doctors accountable to the standard of MONITORING and MAINTAINING the diseases they diagnose?
How many doctors do you know that work with their patients to RESOLVE their health problems? How many doctors do you think rate their own job performance on monitoring and maintaining disease (rather than resolving it?)
Why are most of us willing to live much of our lives with diagnosed DISEASES when pathways for resolving many of these conditions exist? Have you ever considered asking your doctor, “what would it take to FIX my condition rather than treating, monitoring and maintaining it?” I guess it really just comes down to:
How much longer you want to continue paying your doctor to help you KEEP YOUR DISEASE?