WELLNESS CONCEPTS, LLC Mar tin Pl o tk in, M . D. , M . D. ( H ) , F. A. A.O.S.
Re-awakening your natural function
‘Thankfulness’, especially now in 2009, brings with it introspection – examining
our motives and future as a nation, as a society, as a community and how to
choose the best for ourselves as individuals.
Our nation is actively debating right now whether we can provide access to
healthcare for all Americans and reduce costs at the same time.
So far, health care reform discussions revolve around insurance coverage and
access to our current system. Our nation will not be able to accomplish the central
goals of healthcare delivery – the creation of health and delivery of care because
the core requirements for creating health and delivering care are largely absent
from this discussion. Unfortunately, established financial interests often drive
research and a delivery of care centered around medication and surgery. Patients
are treated as a commodity.
The fundamental flaw in healthcare today is that doctors don’t “do” preventive
medicine. They choose to treat symptoms and not causes, counting on people to
resist change. Typically American doctors treat “risk factors” for disease through
ways like giving a lifetime’s worth of medications to lower high blood pressure,
elevated blood sugar, and high cholesterol. These however, do not treat the
underlying causes of those risk factors. Treating only risk factors is somewhat like
mopping up the floor around an overflowing sink instead of turning off the faucet,
which is why medications usually have to be taken for a lifetime.
We at Wellness Concepts are thankful to be blessed with a team that chooses to
care by searching out the causes of illness and finding the path toward preventive
care for each person we serve. We are passionately dedicated to putting service,
healing and teaching back into healthcare with action, not just words. Please
choose to experience this type of healthcare for yourself and share it with others.
Sincerely, and with more than just wishes to offer for your Health and Well-Being,
Martin Plotkin, M.D., M.D.(H), F.A.A.O.S.