Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 23, 2006 –
In her recently published book, “Hippocrates MD: The Transformation of Healthcare”, (ISBN 0977476197) Mary F. Zesiewicz, M.D. brings to light exactly how our current healthcare system has changed from a patient-needs focused to an insurance-driven practice.
“Twenty years ago, we thoroughly met and evaluated every child whose families sought our care,” says Dr. Mary Zesiewicz, a Board Certified Clinical Psychiatrist, certified in child and adolescent psychiatry. “By the mid 1990’s, we would often meet up to three families an hour. Because a quick answer was needed for insurance payment, medication was often the only solution.”
While changing our current healthcare system around may seem like a daunting task, the need is ever growing. Dr. Mary states, “Our conventional health care system must begin working towards a more complementary structure now.”
Our conventional health care setting emphasizes medicines and surgeries. Rather than treating the whole person, our conventional system is driven by systems that lead to diagnosis and treatments – either prescriptions or surgeries. Complementary health, on the other hand, is based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Complementary health modalities are not curing diseases; instead they are helping the body to get healthy and stay healthy.
Although we in the U.S. spend the most in the world per capita in health care, with costs rising exponentially, the World Health Organization ranks the United States as 37th in the overall health of its people and in our ability to keep people healthy.
The only way to bring the U.S. back up as a world leader in healthcare and healthy lifestyles is to change our current health care systems. More focus needs to be placed on preventative medicine, holistic options, and wellness services.
“To date, there is little by way of true preventative care in our current conventional paradigm of health care”, says Dr. Mary. “True preventative care goes way beyond early detection of disease. It is a way of life, balancing mind, body and spirit. Good health habits need to start young, the younger the better.”
About Dr Mary Zesiewicz M.D.
Dr Mary Zesiewicz has been in practice for over twenty years. She firmly believes that true healthcare reform will only take place when all facets of healthcare providers adopt a patient-centered, holistic approach to health. Dr. Mary is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the fields of Adult Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is passionate about having a part in the transformation of today’s healthcare.
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