We deliver individualized medicine.
The Problem With Generic Health Care
Our health care system has been designed to serve the needs of the population as a whole, not you as an individual. What’s best for you is not always the same as what is best for the population.
When Should You Get Mammograms?
For example, consider mammograms. The health care system looks at the general population to determine the age at which the cost of screening exceeds the cost of treating breast cancer. From a population health perspective, it makes sense not to perform mammograms on women prior to this age as it is a losing investment for the system.
If you are a policy maker or as an insurer, this makes perfect sense. As an individual, however, with regard to your own and your family’s health and health risks, you may feel very differently.
What About Red Wine and Fish Oil?
We have all heard that a glass of red wine and fish oil are good for our hearts. This is true… in 75% of us. A quarter of us, however, have a particular genetic expression that cause the OPPOSITE effect. The wine and fish oil may actually increase your LDL (bad cholesterol) and reduce your HDL (good cholesterol).
You Are Not The Average Person
The way the system calls for the management and prevention of disease is based on population statistics. The best studies have a sample size, to ensure reliable conclusions. As technology and our understanding of disease prevention has evolved. We know that no one is cast in the precise image of the population as a whole. None of us are exactly average.
Health care designed for the average person is not designed for you.
You are unique in the eyes of modern science:
- Your genetics
- Your lifestyle
- Your allergies
- Your health conditions
- Your goals
- Your fears
- Your professional obligations
For this reason, we focus on individualized medicine. Every decision is based on you.
Invest in yourself by taking care of your health.