As a physician who has been in practice for 20 years, I realize that one of the most critical components in providing good care is time. Spending adequate amount of time is crucial to obtaining proper diagnosis and devising an optimal treatment plan.
Unfortunately, over the years, I have noticed that at the primary care level, doctors do not have sufficient time with their patients. I have heard that AMA reported that an average primary care visit with the doctor was 7 1/2 minutes. Doctors are busy attending to the acute medical issues of the patient and not being able to address prevention and wellness.
Clearly effective prevention and addressing lifestyle factors which contribute to the disease process is the key to better health and better care. We devote our time with each patient to educate each patient the nature of their disease process and lifestyle factors that promote health and prevent medical conditions.
Our country as a whole is in a serious health crisis. The studies that are being reported are alarming. 47% of Californians and 100 million Americans are diabetic or prediabetic. roughly 1 out of 3 persons in America will die of cardiovascular disease. 1 out 3 persons will suffer cancer and 1 out of 4 will die of it. Also roughly 1 out of 3 Americans will be diagnosed with dementia in his or her lifetime.
We will review as to the reasons why Americans succumb to heart disease, cancer, stroke and dementia. And, we will discuss genetic and lifestyle influences. We will further educate patients as to how much exercise is needed to reduce risks of various common medical conditions, like cancer and dementia. You will be empowered to change the trajectory of your current health or disease path.
Lastly, we are a fun bunch. Mandy and Evelyn are terrific. They will cheer you up and make you laugh. We are truly like family at our office. You will notice that you are not only welcomed but treated like family. We would have it no other way. We invest in so many items in life, such as education, entertainment, and retirement. How about an investment in health. What good is everything in life, if you don’t have the health to enjoy it.
Please make an appoint to meet with me and let’s talk about how to get you on the right track.