dramy-photoHealthcare has become a hassle for many people. Waiting for an appointment, waiting in the waiting room, waiting in the treatment room; all for a quick appointment and then to be rushed out the door. In addition, healthcare has become narrowly focused and detached from an overall picture. Often times, we have to go to multiple physicians who only look at one small symptom when health really is intertwined and all encompassing. A symptom is usually the effect caused by a bigger underlying problem. But we are often boxed into “compartments,” where only one symptom is addressed by one physician vs. looking at the big picture. Many times this is treated with one medication after another. This has significantly affected the care and satisfaction that people feel when seeking relief for their complaints. But not only has this taken a toll on patients; it has taken its toll on physicians as well.

After years of practice, I was feeling disappointed and burned out in the care that I was providing to my patients. I felt forced into that traditional practice model of rushing through appointments, giving a narrow assessment and treatment focused solely on musculoskeletal health. I felt distracted by all the outside responsibilities of running the office, staff, and billing. All of this was taking my attention away from what really mattered: my patients. I decided a change was needed.

By changing to a concierge model, not only did I feel happy and passionate again, but my patients in turn received the quality of care they deserve. More focused attention, more personalized treatment, and a non-rushed time frame. By incorporating the “Get R.E.A.L.” program into healthcare as well, I have been able to offer a greater level of care that has improved all aspects of health. Musculoskeletal health improved, headaches decreased, fatigue decreased, energy increased, weight was lost and blood work numbers improved. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Eating FOR your health should be enjoyed as well. Putting all these pieces together has allowed me to provide highly individualized care with greater improvement, and this is where my passion lies.