Healthcare should be proactive.
HEALTH-Care not SICK-Care
In our practice, there is a very important difference between illness and injury “treatment” and actual healthcare. “Treatment” implies that we only look after our patients when they are sick or injured, but that is not how our medical practice works. We truly care for our patients all the time.
Not only does this principle make sense to us, but the statistics agree. According to a study in the American Journal of Managed Care, patients who receive care from MDVIP style practices were hospitalized 75 percent less than their peers in traditional primary care practices. As you would expect, more “care” means less “treatment”.
As a part of our complete wellness program, Dr. Harper, on AT LEAST an annual basis, will design customized nutritional plans for you. No matter whether you are managing a serious health issue, looking for issues you have family medical history for, or living in the best health of your life, you can always improve your nutritional foundation. Not to mention, eating right saves money on medical expenses, and keeps you healthy! Just for instance, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, About 90% of Americans eat more sodium than is recommended for a healthy diet. Reducing the sodium Americans eat by 1,200mg per day on could save up to $20 billion a year in medical costs.
An apple a day might not keep us away COMPLETELY, but we DO recommend it!
Incentivized by Wellness
Is it logical to call today’s healthcare system HEALTH-care when insurance companies consistently deny coverage for screening tests that can lead to preventive measures taken to protect good health, instead choosing to wait until disease occurs to cover medical expenses? No, because in a SICK-care system, charging for prolonged treatment is more profitable. According to Forbes they are charging Americans nearly 3 TRILLION dollars.
SICK-care incentivizes sickness, but with MDVIP, by valuing prevention, our HEALTH- care is incentivized by wellness. It makes more business sense for us to keep our patients healthy and happy.
EVERY YEARThe medical community charges Americans