Please don't be mad. It's been two whole months since my last post....and I'm sorry!! BUT, I'm sure that you can understand between opening an office and juggling a full time job in the interim, I've been...busy. But, I'm back, and now I'm super excited to tell you all about my new ideas.
I am a big proponent of proactive medicine. What do I mean? Well, most doctors are used to treating disease...reactively. You have diabetes or high blood pressure? Here...take a pill. My philosophy is a little different. Whereas I am very well trained in how to treat medical conditions (and let's face it, sometimes there is no getting around that), my true passion lies in preventing disease and helping my patients to understand their risks of different disease states, in particular, heart disease.
So, like any other idea, I had to implement it. Here's the problem....
|There's a reason we say "An apple a day |
keeps the Doctor away!"
Okay..so why doesn't everyone do this? Well, that can get complicated. For me, it is probably that the vast majority of practitioners do not see a bang for their buck. Meaning that these specialized tests may only prevent a heart attack or major health problem in 1 out of 5,000 people (arbitrary number), which statistically, isn't enough. OR that the average Joe (or Jane!) may not have the typical "risk factors" that predispose them to heart disease. I don't know about you...but I wouldn't want to be that one person.
|Caution! Your heart is vulnerable!|
Dang, I love what I do.
Interested? Contact my office at 954.523.4141...My office manager would be glad to get you started on your way to perfect health!
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