Tag Archives: health care

HOW GOOD IS MY DOCTOR?

This is the kind of question that makes many patients VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. It is often answered based on “LIKEABILITY“ rather than actual “PERFORMANCE.“ It is a question, none the less, we must begin to face with better honesty and objectivity if we want to see our country overcome these abysmal statistics! We’ve convinced ourselves we have […]

“LIVING THE EASY LIFE”

So many people are waiting for that magic day when responsibilities and stress associated with daily living end and are replaced with freedoms of choice and time to live a CHOSEN LIFESTYLE. Some call this RETIREMENT. Some call this BOREDOM! RETIREMENT sounds a whole lot better than BOREDOM, but approximately 55% of those who retire […]

IMMUNE HEALTH: AN OBJECTIVE ANALOGY

Do vaccinations (in general) stimulate the immune system to cause an immune response? The answer is YES (in most cases.) Does this provide the body a “heads up” against future exposure to these “germs?”  The answer is YES (in most cases.) Can we therefore conclude the vaccination program is beneficial and should be mandated for […]

HELPING PATIENTS TO CHANGE MINDSETS REQUIRES DOCTORS TO CHANGE MINDSETS FIRST!

The following advertisement was recently sent to me by a reputable nutritional business representing two companies. The intention of this ad was to create a win-win-win scenario. THESE COMPANIES would make money selling me (THE DOCTOR,) their quality products. I, in turn, would make money selling these quality products to THE PATIENT. The patient, in […]

A COMPASSIONATE HUMAN HEALTH STORY WORTH WATCHING

The following 8:51 minute video shares a real life story that could simulate an experience ANY OF US could face. It has a HAPPY ENDING even though it will likely brings tears to your eyes. When a person gets sick, the last thing they need on their mind is the stress associated with where the […]

TURNING A BLIND EYE AWAY FROM INTEGRITY

Part of the Hippocratic Oath is to SWEAR to NEVER DO HARM to a patient. Obviously, this refers to intentional harm. What if, however, there are questions whether a procedure MAY cause harm to a patient. The moral and ethical answer is to GET ANSWERS BEFORE proceeding with these treatments. I pose to the reader […]

“WHAT IF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM KEPT US HEALTHY?”

After seeing the title of this post on a Ted Talk given by Rebecca Onie I knew I had to borrow it. It suggests a hypothesis most of us already assume is the goal. BUT IS IT? . Does our healthcare system attempt to keep us healthy? To answer this question, we must define the […]