How to fix health care?

7:45 PM Posted by exclusiveMD

Once again, it is often overlooked in the current health care debate, but the primary care crisis must be fixed for any of these future systems to even survive. Here is an excerpt from a recent opinion stated on CNN:
Most patients want their medical care to be consolidated at a single office, provided by clinicians who know them well. In a survey from the Journal of the American Medical Association, 94 percent of patients preferred seeing a primary care doctor first for their medical issues
Let's bring family docs back in the picture! We are the most cost effective and efficient specialty out there.

Trouble Losing Weight?

8:32 AM Posted by exclusiveMD

Gone are the days of "Calories In versus Calories Out." Sure that simple statement may work for some people but most probably have difficulty losing weight even with that. I hear it often from many that state that they are overweight despite only eating one meal a day. Weight loss is dependent on hormones and insulin resistance. If they are not in control, your body basically signals the fat tissue to stay put. Weight loss is also dependent on the type of food you eat and what that food is composed of. 100 calories of ice cream is different than 100 calories of lean turkey. To truly lose weight, you have to take many things into account. Our weight management program is based on the principles of education and accountability. If there is a hormonal imbalance or signs of insulin resistance, we often use safe medications for a short term period while we gear your body for weight loss. I hope this information is useful in many people's journey to better health with the new year!