Sick Care vs Health Care
As Americans, we are lead to believe that we have the best health care system, as well as, being one of the healthiest nations in the world. Unfortunately, that could not be farther from the truth. Our health care system is financially in trouble and we as Americans are becoming more and more sick as time goes on. We call our current system Health Care, but in all actuality, Sick Care is what we are receiving.
We search out doctors for our concerns about the symptoms that we are experiencing, go through a battery of tests, and are typically prescribed potentially harmful prescription medications to control the signs and symptoms. The result? Maybe at best, we reduce the symptoms to an acceptable range on some chart and possibly feel a little better. However, the question becomes…… “What can I do to get healthier so that I don’t have to take all these pills?” Too often we are told there is nothing we can do.
This is where true Health Care steps in. With our team, we take a whole body approach. That means we look at the patient as a whole, not just the sum of all the parts. We look at the patient from a triad of possibilities that could have gone wrong.
PHYSICAL– Did the patient suffer an injury, from direct trauma (auto accident, sports injury, falls) or indirect (repetitive motion on the job, too much time in front of a computer, lack of exercise, bad posture).
CHEMICAL– Does the patient eat more processed foods than whole foods, smoke or drink in excess of the body’s ability to process them, does the patient work outside exposing themselves to numerous environmental toxins.
EMOTIONAL– Is the patient overwhelmed, suffering from anxiety, unable to cope properly to stress, suffering from a loss, or unable to sleep.
In our Physical Medicine Model, we believe that we are moving in the right direction for the future of Health Care, by addressing the patient from the everyday Physical, Chemical, and Emotional stress that our bodies go through. You see, the body has the ability to function and keep you well, provided it is not compromised. We will help you help yourself, because the days of depending on the doctors to do it all for you is how we got into this sickened national crisis. It is time to take control of your health, and we are here to help you achieve this to be the best you can be. Call today for your free consultation to talk to one of our team members.
Contact Advanced Physical Medicine to start your journey with “health” care today