Healthcare costs are out of control. The majority of orthopedic conditions are secondary symptoms whereas the underlying etiology is left under-treated or ignored. View this presentation to learn more.
Preventative Orthopedics Michael E. Graham, DPM, FACFAS
We, as a nation, have to take proactive measures to avoid a collapse of our healthcare system.
We rely on doctors and medical professionalsto help us and to provide their expert opinion on the best course of treatment.
The only problem is that many timesdoctors are controlled by the healthcare insurance policy writers.
The ones who control the money control the quality of care.
They claim to believe in “preventativemedicine” but they don’t want to pay for preventative treatments.
This is especially true when it comes to the #1 cause of disability – disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
“Let’s just take the insurance premiumsand temporarily make patients feel better – that’s the best way for us to maximize profits.”
In the meantime, they hope you switchto another company, who will be stuck with the more expensive fix.
The cumulative trauma of these untreated conditions add up over the years until theindividual is badly affected. Then it is up to Medicare to pay for the years of neglect and the “patch-up” services.
Just like anything else, the longer youwait to fix the problem, the worse the problem gets.