White House Healthcare Reform: Healthy Aging Expert Cautions Americans On An Increased Need for Personal Health Advocacy

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Age management icon Dr. Jeffry Life warns Americans potentially affected by looming White House healthcare reform provisions to become their own health advocate to control their future healthcare costs with his successful proactive medical strategies

Who are you going to trust with your health, distant federal bureaucrats with little or no medical training deciding what's best for you via numbers on a spreadsheet . . . or a physician who can take the time to sit with you, review your medical records and guide you to the best course of action for your health needs?

Dr. Jeffry S. Life, national healthy aging expert and age management medicine icon, cautions Americans on the White House healthcare initiative--a reform he believes has the potential of becoming a nightmare system that will push us beyond what he calls an already catastrophic healthcare structure grounded in reactive medicine. Life's solution is to guide Americans on becoming their own health advocate so they can take control of their future health with his proactive medical strategies--which could ultimately help them take control of their future healthcare costs.

Per Life, the proposed White House healthcare reform will do little to decrease healthcare costs. He says the White House healthcare reform will do just the opposite, believing it will decrease access to a shrinking number of physicians. According to Life, current stats indicate there are an insufficient number of physicians to handle the 30 million new patients generated by the Obamacare healthcare initiatives, which would increase disease prevalence and reduce preventive care even more.

"Fewer people are getting the kind of care they need with our current failed system. In fact, we need 17,000 more primary care physicians just to handle the patients we now have. President Obama's healthcare reform will only further that problem--and ultimately promote obesity and unhealthy behaviors, thanks to 'quantity of care served' being the White House Administration's focus rather than 'quality of care' and disease prevention served," Dr. Jeffry S. Life said.

Life is the CEO/founder of The Life Center for Healthy Aging, where he guides patients away from a reactionary medical approach to disease to proactive, leading-edge medicine and lifestyle interventions for optimized health and disease prevention.

Cost is the bottom line in the White House healthcare reform debate. Life believes the inevitable rise in obesity/unhealthy behaviors via the Obama healthcare reform will only escalate costs--and obesity currently is the largest single driver of rising healthcare costs.

  •     The U.S. obesity rate jumped 37%, resulting in $147 billion more spent annually.
  •     Prescription drug costs for obese individuals run 80% more than prescription drugs for normal weight individuals.
  •     Medical care expenditures run approximately $1,442 more per obese person versus healthier-weight individuals.
  •     Being overweight or obese opens the doorway for other chronic health conditions: diabetes, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis

"The best way to reduce costs is to create true incentives for people to take responsibility for their own health," Life said.

That sentiment is the impetus behind his age management medicine practice. Most Americans want much more from their physicians than just ten-minute visits dealing mostly with managing isolated problems and writing prescriptions. Life spends lengthy time with each patient, providing ongoing counseling on how to manage the aging process and prevent disease.

Per Life, the key is to educate patients on how to delay the onset of age-related disease, maintain quality of life and zest for living, prevent the accumulation of body fat and prevent/reverse the loss of bone and muscle tissue.

Based on a highly intensive evaluation process, Life creates customized programs that include low-glycemic/low-fat nutrition, quality nutraceuticals, action-packed exercise and hormone optimization for clinically proven deficiencies.

"It comes down to this," Life said, "Who are you going to trust with your health, distant federal bureaucrats with little or no medical training deciding what's best for you via numbers on a spreadsheet . . . or a physician who can take the time to sit with you, review your medical records and guide you to the best course of action for your health needs?"

Life is the former chief medical officer of Cenegenics® Las Vegas--headquarters of the age management medicine giant, Cenegenics® Medical Institute. He garnered worldwide media attention ever since his muscular, virile, 67-year-old physique was used in Cenegenics' international ad campaigns back in 2006. Life operates his own center as a Cenegenics physician affiliate, offering patients the same evidence-based protocols that help him maintain youthful aging at 71 years old.

For an interview with Dr. Jeffry S. Life or to schedule a public appearance, please contact Ann Castro, Media Relations/Creative Director at 702.953.1561.

For more information about the Life Center for Healthy Aging and age management medicine, visit our press room online or contact the center's Vice President, Annie Life, at 702.953.1561.

About Jeffry S. Life, MD, PhD, FAAFP

Recipient of the first-ever Alan P. Mintz, MD Award for Medical Excellence in Age Management Medicine, Dr. Jeffry S. Life is CEO of The Life Center for Healthy Aging, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The progressive LIFE principle is a straightforward map to healthy, active aging with physical and sexual energy, using proactive, leading-edge medicine and lifestyle interventions--rather than a reactionary approach to disease. Dr. Life is a Cenegenics® physician affiliate and former chief medical officer of Cenegenics Las Vegas, the global leader in age management medicine. Since 2006, Dr. Jeffry S. Life's before-and-after pictures have captured national and international media attention, motivating people worldwide to become his patients and learn how to manage their aging process.

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