In today’s disease management model of healthcare, doctors and clinicians are often required to take a reactive approach to illness rather than a preventive approach to overall health and wellness. They may rarely see a patient until that patient is sick, and by then, the clock is ticking. They may have 15 minutes or less to diagnose and treat a patient because their waiting room is full of other sick people.
It’s little wonder so many people accept pain, stress, lack of energy or the inability to focus as realities of life. Yet, these are issues that only get worse with age. And when they become too much to bear, patients seek the care of “specialists” who treat each symptom separately with a different medication.
This is not health care. It is sick care.