About us

Philosophy of Care

We approach the practice of medicine pro-actively and with respect. We provide our patients with a comprehensive evaluation using the latest evidence based methods for the diagnosis, reversal and prevention of disease. Throughout the process, it is our goal to educate our patients enabling them to be active decision makers and responsible parties to improving their status of health.

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The Status of Healthcare in the US

The New England Journal of Medicine published an article in its June 26, 2003 issue. The article was a summary of one of the largest and most comprehensive examinations of health care quality ever conducted in the United States. Based on their works the researchers presented the revolutionary conclusion that the current “Standard of Care” is putting the Health of the American public in serious jeopardy!

“The deficits we have identified in adherence to recommended processes for basic care pose serious threats to the health of the American public. Strategies to reduce these deficits in care are warranted.”

RAND Health conducted the study with funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Our Difference for Your Benefit

Our practice is different from most medical practices for several reasons:

 Proactive vs. Reactive

The healthcare experts in our country and around the world are constantly presenting research with the main message that “doctors need to do more to prevent our nation’s major ailments”. We agree! Instead of waiting for signs of:

      • Vascular Disease – heart attack, strokes
      • Premature Aging – diabetes, arthritis
      • Skin Cancer – tumors, melanoma

 We begin the evaluation process as soon as you become a patient. We believe that by practicing pro-active medicine you, the patient, can practice prevention for improved quality of life.

Continuity of Care

Why is this important? A doctor who treats you for most of your ailments has a far better understanding of your complete health status versus a doctor who just has a portion of the story. A continuity of care approach improves the efficiency and success of a patient’s care in addition to strengthening the patient-physician relationship.

A Strong Patient/Physician Relationship

The experts that presented the article mentioned above provided several suggestions that we have been practicing and encouraging our patients to follow for the past several years. They are as follows:

      • Patients must take responsibility for their own care.
      • Patients should seek information from trusted sources to learn what kind of preventive care or treatment they should be receiving
      • Patients should work with their physicians to ensure that they get the recommended care.
      • Patients should not assume that their physicians will remember all that needs to be done. They can help their physicians provide good care by being active advocates for it.
      • Patients need to follow through to improve their health status

Open Payments (new law as of January 1, 2023): 

“The Open Payments database is a federal tool used to search payments made by drug and device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals. It can be found at https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov.”

“For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.”