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OCT
25
2014

Disruptive Medicine

The days of using your insurance to see the family doctor are numbered. As more patients join the practice and I hear every new patient’s story, I become more impressed with the benefits of direct primary care for both the patient and the physician. Recently, a 63-year-old
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SEP
05
2014

Save on Healthcare Costs

Recently, a patient joined our clinic because she found that the cost of a membership and the cost savings associated with discounted labs and procedures was within her budget.  She had been without health insurance and had, therefore, been without care or medicine for her
JUL
30
2014

Time is Money

Transparency seems to be a four letter word in the medical field. It is often much more difficult than you would guess to simply obtain the price that you will pay for a service. A recent example can clarify this point. A young adult male required an MRI of a particular portion
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JUN
12
2014

Custom Care and The Future of Health Tech

Eric Dishman delivers a TED talk exploring new health tech that he predicts should, and will, promote better communication between doctors and patients. You may find some of his ideas controversial, but his overall message of creating your health care “team”, which
MAY
20
2014

Support For Those Living With A Chronic Illness

I recently stumbled across this video by Hank Green. In this video, he shares his uncomfortable story about living with chronic illness with his trademark humor and charm, and offers hope and support to those living with chronic illness. It’s a good message, so here it is:
MAY
08
2014

Skeptical Medicine: Refuted Studies and Herbal Supplements

This article is a follow up to My Treatment Philosophy Part One and Part Two. Medicine is still researching. Or are we practicing? Either way, we are in the era of evidence based medicine. The evidence is based on research and the research is often flawed or imperfect. In 2005, a
APR
18
2014

What’s The Best Advice You’ve Heard? – Medical Edition

I stumbled across this great snippet from Student Doctor Thompson this week, in which he shares the best med school advice he ever got.  This resonates with our recent series of posts on my treatment philosophy, so I had to share it here.   What’s the best advice you
APR
01
2014

My Treatment Philosophy Part II – Rational Medicine

Attending an osteopathic school made it easier to find like-minded individuals and to learn more about osteopathic treatments. Osteopathy is a method of practicing medicine that incorporates the philosophy of treating the body systems as a single functional unit and manual
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MAR
18
2014

Osteopath’s Perspective: My Treatment Philosophy Part I

I had spent the last two years in undergraduate pre-medical courses after quitting my investment banking job in order to go to medical school. It had been an interesting and circuitous route to medical school and I was now in the required meeting with the pre-medical student
MAR
06
2014

Ask The Experts: Direct Primary Care

If you haven’t yet stumbled upon the musings of Rob Lamberts, MD, now might be a good time to start reading. A little over a year ago, Rob re-imagined his practice, adopting the direct primary care model, with the goal of providing better care at lower cost in a way that
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