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Build interest in Wellness Workshop talks

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This is a ppt. presentation for an audience of professionals who contacts within their own place of business as well as networking contacts with other businesses. It is design to generate interest in hosting a wellness workshop in a workplace.

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Build interest in Wellness Workshop talks

  1. 1. What is your Health Costing You? Presented by: Dr. Joseph Doughty, D.C. of LaGrange Clinic of Specific Chiropractic For: LaGrange Chamber Networking Group 3.20.09 <ul><li>This presentation will probably involve audience discussion, which will create action items. Use PowerPoint to keep track of these action items during your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>In Slide Show, click on the right mouse button </li></ul><ul><li>Select “Meeting Minder” </li></ul><ul><li>Select the “Action Items” tab </li></ul><ul><li>Type in action items as they come up </li></ul><ul><li>Click OK to dismiss this box </li></ul><ul><li>This will automatically create an Action Item slide at the end of your presentation with your points entered. </li></ul>www.lagrangeclinic.com Lagrange Clinic of Specific Chiropractic 403 Ridley Ave LaGrange, GA 30240 706-882-1000 copywrite
  2. 2. Have you ever thought… <ul><li>…What does my health cost? </li></ul><ul><li>…If treating symptoms with drugs and surgery the answer, why are so many people sick? </li></ul><ul><li>…Is there a better more economical way to be healthier? </li></ul><ul><li>…Where do we get that message? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Cost of Healthcare in the U.S.? <ul><li>* In 2008, health care spending in the United States reached $2.4 trillion, and was projected to reach $3.1 trillion in 2012.1 Health care spending is projected to reach $4.3 trillion by 2016.1 </li></ul><ul><li>* Health care spending is 4.3 times the amount spent on national defense.3 </li></ul><ul><li>* In 2008, the United States will spend 17 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health care. It is projected that the percentage will reach 20 percent by 2017.1 </li></ul><ul><li>* Although nearly 46 million Americans are uninsured, the United States spends more on health care than other industrialized nations, and those countries provide health insurance to all their citizens.3 </li></ul><ul><li>* Health care spending accounted for 10.9 percent of the GDP in Switzerland, 10.7 percent in Germany, 9.7 percent in Canada and 9.5 percent in France, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.4 </li></ul>www.lagrangeclinic.com Lagrange Clinic of Specific Chiropractic 403 Ridley Ave LaGrange, GA 30240 706-882-1000 copywrite
  4. 4. Okay then, we hold the world ransom for... One... Hundred... BILLION DOLLARS! - Dr. Evil
  5. 5. What’s a Trillion Dollars look like? (6)
  6. 6. If the U.S. Spends More than any other Country on Healthcare ($2.4 Trillion). So what does that buy us? Makes us the healthiest country in world…right?
  7. 7. If you thought healthiest you thought wrong… <ul><li>15. Slovenia: 5.22 </li></ul><ul><li>16. San Moreno: 5.35 </li></ul><ul><li>17. Canada: 5.36 </li></ul><ul><li>18. France: 5.56 </li></ul><ul><li>19. Taiwan: 5.67 </li></ul><ul><li>20. United Kingdom: 5.7 </li></ul><ul><li>21. Ireland: 5.84 </li></ul><ul><li>22. Italy: 6.1 </li></ul><ul><li>23. Belgium: 6.07 </li></ul><ul><li>24. New Zealand: 6.07 </li></ul><ul><li>25. Spain: 6.31 </li></ul><ul><li>26. Monaco: 6.34 </li></ul><ul><li>27. Czech Republic: 6.56 </li></ul><ul><li>28. United States: 6.67 </li></ul>1. Finland: 3.79 2. Singapore: 3.8 3. Sweden: 3.9 4. Japan: 4.05 5. Switzerland: 4.83 6. Norway: 4.91 7. Luxemburg: 4.93 8. Australia: 4.97 9. Austria: 5.04 10. Denmark: 5.05 11. Netherlands: 5.05 12. Germany: 5.08 13. Iceland: 5.17 14. Liechtenstein: 5.18 (5)
  8. 8. Current Healthcare Model (High Cost) <ul><li>1. Take drugs to cover symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>2. Undergo invasive surgery </li></ul><ul><li>3. Repeat the above </li></ul><ul><li>Health -a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease and symptoms; &quot;physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients&quot; (outdated definition). </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cost of Neck Surgery isn’t just the cost of surgery… <ul><li>X-rays </li></ul><ul><li>MRI’s </li></ul><ul><li>Nerve Conduction Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple office Visits pre and post op </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital stay </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up rehab </li></ul><ul><li>Lost time </li></ul><ul><li>Lost work </li></ul><ul><li>Lost enjoyment of life </li></ul>
  10. 10. Neck Surgery cost ~$30,000+Life Costs
  11. 11. Sickness Care vs. Wellness Care <ul><li>Sickness care- reactively </li></ul><ul><li>treat the symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>of disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness care- proactively prevent disease and slow aging. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Affordable Wellness Care <ul><li>New Healthcare model (Low cost) </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness care - constant,conscious pursuit of living life to its fullest potential. </li></ul><ul><li>-Taking full responsibility for our health and well being in all areas of life including mental, physical and spiritual. </li></ul>The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. Thomas A. Edison
  13. 13. What Does Wellness Look Like? <ul><li>Paul Zane Pilzer </li></ul><ul><li>New York Times Best Selling author </li></ul><ul><li>Health Economics Expert and author revels his own Personal Wellness Story </li></ul>
  14. 14. Wellness $$$Tip: <ul><li>You owe it to yourself to check out various wellness practitioners in your area. In addition to the benefits to your physical health, under new tax laws chiropractic, osteopathic, and naturopathic care are treated the same as care from MDs-you can use your employer’s FSA, HAS or HRA to pay for alternative care. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wellness Talks at Your Business… How Can You Get the Affordable Message Out? <ul><li>Dr. Joseph Doughty, D.C.-trained specific chiropractor </li></ul><ul><li>Works with spinal misalignments (subluxation) detection and correction. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches and works with people in developing healthy wellness pursuits </li></ul><ul><li>Available for Wellness talks at your place of business including talks on: </li></ul><ul><li>-”How to make exercise fun!” </li></ul><ul><li>-”How do your hormones affect your weight?” </li></ul><ul><li>-”Minimize Injury in the workplace, maximize profit.” </li></ul><ul><li>-”Staying fit while you sit (at your desk).” </li></ul><ul><li>And other topics… </li></ul>Why Should You Host a Talk? -Reduce insurance care costs -Increase staff productivity -Reduce “sick days” -Improve employee morale -Help others live healthier lives
  16. 16. 1. Contact me to discuss hosting a workshop talk and/or 2. Put me in contact with H.R. staff of any local LaGrange business you think would be interested in hosting a workshop.
  17. 17. Referenced Notes <ul><li>Notes </li></ul><ul><li>1. Keehan, S. et al. “Health Spending Projections Through 2017, Health Affairs Web Exclusive W146: 21 February 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Employee Health Benefits: 2008 Annual Survey. September 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>3. California Health Care Foundation. Health Care Costs 101 -- 2005. 02 March 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Pear, R., “U.S. Health Care Spending Reaches All-Time High: 15% of GDP.” The New York Times, 9 January 2004, 3. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Shi, Leiyu, DrPH, M.B.A., M.P.A., Singh, Douglas, PhD, M.B.A., Delivering Healthcare in America A Systems Approach , Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1998:34-6. </li></ul><ul><li>6. What does a Trillion Dollars look like: http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html </li></ul>

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