WHO BENEFITS FROM PERSONALIZED CARE?
DO ANY OF THESE APPLY TO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY? schedule now
Anyone who just doesn't feel well and conventional medicine has done little to help you feel better.
Anyone who wants to maximize his/her health and sees flaws in the current system which typically waits for you to get sick. We can often do better than the "one-size-fits-all" treatment approach and "trial-and-error" medicine. Disease prevention is far superior to even the best treatments.
People with complex medical issues (diabetes/pre-diabetes, hypertension, obesity, thyroid problems, et al) and/or taking 5 or more medications. People who have multiple diagnoses are frequently over-prescribed drugs. Unanticipated drug interactions may lead to further misdiagnoses and further symptoms. As more and more prescription drugs have entered the market, overprescribing has become an increasingly common problem in medical practice- putting health and lives at risk.
Those who have been told they have "borderline diabetes" or" fatty liver". Many instances of "borderline diabetes" are reversible before evolving into full-blown Type 2 diabetes, yet many people are given little guidance and partnership to reverse this destructive process. Frequently "fatty liver" is just ignored by physicians or patients are told to "lose weight"- unfortunately, it's not quite that simple. Considering fatty liver may lead to cirrhosis and liver failure, fatty liver deserves immediate action and followup.
People who deserve more than 10-15 minutes of their doctor's time and attention. Unfortunate consequences of the electronic health record are distraction and erosion of the physician-patient relationship. Lack of focus increases the risk of medical error as the distraction causes cognitive fatigue, omissions, mental lapses, and mistakes. When there are poor physician-patient relationships, the opportunity is lost to get to know patients as individuals- all of whom have unique stories and needs.
Those with a family history of health problems. Family medical histories may identify if you have a higher-than-usual chance of having common disorders, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, certain cancers, and diabetes. Knowing your family's medical history helps us deisgn a personalized plan to reduce your health risk.
People who believe his/her family member, or themselves, are being over-medicated.