"They helped me after... ", Why has medicine become so reactive and not proactive?

I saw an ad: “After my stroke, Hospital X restored my strength.”  The call to action is to quickly seek treatment at Hospital X after the stroke strikes.

This would be our message from The Center for Prevention: “The Center for Prevention could have prevented my stroke.” 

When I describe our Cure Chronic Disease and Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke approach at the Center for Prevention, I am commonly asked “Why isn’t this approach taken by other doctors?  It would save so much money while preventing so much illness.”

The reactive medicine business model is based upon ongoing and open-ended management of a progressively worsening problem.  Much has been invested in supporting that business model.  A simple low-cost solution to that problem is not welcome news. 

Too often medicine follows this cycle and the patient is really never given the tools to become healthy and prevent disease.

Too often medicine follows this cycle and the patient is really never given the tools to become healthy and prevent disease.

Reactive medicine, food processors, pharmaceutical and supplement suppliers, hospitals and insurers benefit from ever rising health care costs.  Health care costs are their income.  Even if disease management programs succeed in reducing the complications of diabetes, the programs include the costs of teams of workers and processes.  The savings are offset by their cost.  Where is the evidence of meaningful results or cost savings?

If we eliminate the major driver of need for these services by reversing or even curing the disease by empowering people to control their nutrition and activity choices, the reactive chronic disease management business model fails.  Nobody wants their currently successful business model to fail.   

We get paid for Results.  We Measure, Motivate, Mentor and Maintain Momentum with Measurable Results that come from simple sustainable choices. 

These choices include real food over processed food, water over sugar and artificial sweetened beverages, and restricting food intake to a window of time of 8 hours a day or less. 

Functional exercise including resistance training solidifies the gains.  Community keeps us on board. 

I am honored to be leading my part of this movement with my partners at Crossfit Longevity and Doctors Get Fit.  I hope you will be inspired to join us. 

Register for a pre-consultation at http://www.thecenterforprevention.com/riskform/ or call 217-321-1987.