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My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness..

My goal as your private doctor is to partner with you to create a highly personalized healthcare plan to effectively treat your current health problems and prevent new ones. I understand and celebrate that internal medicine patients have specific medical needs and desire a unique path to optimal health. I will work and partner with you at each step of this journey to assist you with making informed decisions towards achieving your goals, whether it is running your first marathon, improving your nutrition, reducing the use of medication or helping you stop smoking. As one of the few preventive medicine internists offering this personalized healthcare approach similar to concierge medicine, I focus on knowing each one of my patients well beyond their immediate needs. 

Medical research has come a long way, and as a result, people live much longer than they used to. While no one can argue that expanding the average person’s lifespan is good, many folks are not enjoying the quality of life that we would hope as they get older. Many of the elderly have chronic conditions that overwhelm their daily activities or they get diseases repeatedly, which ultimately raises health insurance premiums. Learning about and practicing preventive healthcare, i.e maintaining your body and good health throughout your entire lifetime, is properly the best method to prevent disease from happening in the first place.

Preventive healthcare is finding and treating disease as soon as possible. Some sort of illness hits everyone eventually, but many, many diseases – when caught early – can be nipped in the bud and full health returned quickly. So it is important to become educated about illness and their symptoms, and what it takes to maintain good health overall. Moreover, it is also important to visit your doctor on a regular schedule – at least annually or possibly more often as you get older – in order to stay healthy and catch any disease early. If detected soon enough, a full cure is much more likely. It is also much more unlikely that most disease will become serious enough to negatively affect your lifestyle with debilitating symptoms or even loss of life.