About NextGen Medicine 2017-08-22T15:28:02+00:00

About NextGen Medicine

 

Doctors are less satisfied than ever. According to the 2016 Physician Foundations Annual Survey:

  • 63% of physicians are pessimistic about the future of medicine
  • 80% of physicians feel they are overextended or at capacity, with no time to see additional patients
  • 28% would have chosen a different career if they had to do it all over again.1

On top of this, patients are getting subpar care. The average doctor’s visit lasts only 15 minutes, and only about 8 of those minutes are in direct face-to-face contact with the patient2. Doctors simply don’t have time to review the full patient history or build rapport with a patient, and thus have no time for anything but a quick prescription. According to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in 2013, a whopping 74% of patient visits result in drug therapy of some sort.3 Iatrogenesis, or doctor-induced disease, is now the third leading cause of death.4

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

People often fall in one of two camps: conventional medicine or alternative therapies. But why can’t we have the best of both worlds? Why can’t we consider each patient as an individual, present them with the evidence for a spectrum of options, and allow them to take an active role in their healthcare and decisions made about their well-being? NGmedicine seeks to do exactly this.

NextGen Medicine is the idealist healthcare system of the future.  It brings together integrative, individualized, and preventive care to help identify and treat the root cause of disease, prevent ongoing healthcare expenses, and invest in patient health and quality of life for the long-term. It provides empathic and compassionate care designed to optimize health and well-being, not just manage symptoms of disease, and invests money in keeping patients well, rather than treating them after they become ill. Moreover, it encourages the patient to play an active role in their health and develop a trust and confidence in their physician.

The NGmedicine approach is one that values data. It recognizes the biochemical and genetic individuality of patients and the multifactorial etiology of many modern diseases. Detailed patient histories, comprehensive laboratory testing, and even genetic testing are central components to providing the best possible treatment and health optimization for patients.

Call to action:

If you’d like to join my crusade for an improved healthcare of the future, I encourage you to subscribe or consider making a donation at the bottom of the page.

If you are intrigued by the NGmedicine approach and want a free consultation, please check out my “work with me” page for more information.

Otherwise, please be sure to check out the free content on my blog, and share this message with your friends, family, and those in healthcare positions. You can also read more about my mission here.

 

 

Sources:

  1. The Physicians Foundation 2016 Physician Survey. Available at: http://www.physiciansfoundation.org/news/the-physicians-foundation-2016-physician-survey. (Accessed: 22nd August 2017)
  2. Sinsky, C. et al. Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and Motion Study in 4 Specialties. Ann. Intern. Med. 165, 753–760 (2016).
  3. FastStats. (2017). Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/drug-use-therapeutic.htm. (Accessed: 16th August 2017)
  4. Makary, M. A. & Daniel, M. Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US. BMJ 353, i2139 (2016).

About NextGen Medicine

 

Doctors are less satisfied than ever. According to the 2016 Physician Foundations Annual Survey:

  • 63% of physicians are pessimistic about the future of medicine
  • 80% of physicians feel they are overextended or at capacity, with no time to see additional patients
  • 28% would have chosen a different career if they had to do it all over again.1

On top of this, patients are getting subpar care. The average doctor’s visit lasts only 15 minutes, and only about 8 of those minutes are in direct face-to-face contact with the patient2. Doctors simply don’t have time to review the full patient history or build rapport with a patient, and thus have no time for anything but a quick prescription. According to the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in 2013, a whopping 74% of patient visits result in drug therapy of some sort.3 Iatrogenesis, or doctor-induced disease, is now the third leading cause of death.4

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

People often fall in one of two camps: conventional medicine or alternative therapies. But why can’t we have the best of both worlds? Why can’t we consider each patient as an individual, present them with the evidence for a spectrum of options, and allow them to take an active role in their healthcare and decisions made about their well-being? NGmedicine seeks to do exactly this.

NextGen Medicine is the idealist healthcare system of the future.  It brings together integrative, individualized, and preventive care to help identify and treat the root cause of disease, prevent ongoing healthcare expenses, and invest in patient health and quality of life for the long-term. It provides empathic and compassionate care designed to optimize health and well-being, not just manage symptoms of disease, and invests money in keeping patients well, rather than treating them after they become ill. Moreover, it encourages the patient to play an active role in their health and develop a trust and confidence in their physician.

The NGmedicine approach is one that values data. It recognizes the biochemical and genetic individuality of patients and the multifactorial etiology of many modern diseases. Detailed patient histories, comprehensive laboratory testing, and even genetic testing are central components to providing the best possible treatment and health optimization for patients.

Call to action:

If you’d like to join my crusade for an improved healthcare of the future, I encourage you to subscribe or consider making a donation at the bottom of the page.

If you are intrigued by the NGmedicine approach and want a free consultation, please check out my “work with me” page for more information.

Otherwise, please be sure to check out the free content on my blog, and share this message with your friends, family, and those in healthcare positions. You can also read more about my mission here.

 

 

Sources:

  1. The Physicians Foundation 2016 Physician Survey. Available at: http://www.physiciansfoundation.org/news/the-physicians-foundation-2016-physician-survey. (Accessed: 22nd August 2017)
  2. Sinsky, C. et al. Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and Motion Study in 4 Specialties. Ann. Intern. Med. 165, 753–760 (2016).
  3. FastStats. (2017). Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/drug-use-therapeutic.htm. (Accessed: 16th August 2017)
  4. Makary, M. A. & Daniel, M. Medical error—the third leading cause of death in the US. BMJ 353, i2139 (2016).