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Back to Basics 1

January 19th, 2011

Wow! It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog entry. It’s been a busy new year for me. Hopefully, I’ll be writing on a more consistent basis. That, is my new year’s resolution. Hey, it’s better late than never, right?

Anyway, I’m back after spending a few days with a couple of Lyme -literate doctors here in the Bay area. It’s great to see how various practitioners approach the Lyme disease epidemic in different ways (some more “holistic”, while others more “conventional”). I would say that they’re both highly effective, considering how their clients consistently come back for follow up (coz they keep getting better). It’s sad however, how insurance companies sometimes dictate what they’ll cover or not. After all, it’s the doctor who actually treats the patients. Overall, they’re good at collecting your insurance premiums. But when it comes to actually covering for services, they suck (pardon my “French”; no offense to the French, however). Like one of the doctors who I shadowed said, they (insurance companies) are in the business of making and saving money, first and foremost. If they do really want to save money, they should be looking into more preventive health care (or going back to basics). Incorporating nutrition, fitness and stress reduction, could go a long way in solving the health care problems in our country. One good thing though, some of these companies are starting to “see the light” by incorporating stress reduction programs. More on what I learned during my preceptorship with LLMD’s in the next few days...