Whether you feel it or not, you’ve got health issues.
Health issues come in all sizes and types but I believe that we can all benefit from knowing more about these next three.
#1. Decide to be active in your health care, not reactive;
You only have one life and one body. When you are active in your life you are trying to prevent disease. Don’t wait to feel symptoms before acting on your health.
- Know your genetic weaknesses.
- Palmer Chiropractic College finds that correcting old spinal joint misalignments from childhood falls give your body the bio mechanical strength to support you and take unnecessary stress off your muscular system.
- Palmer also state these corrections give neurological freedom to your nervous systems innate power to heal you and direct organ function.
- Balance your nutritional diet to be low in fat, sugar and carbohydrates. Void your diet of both dyes and GMO’s for healthy power.
- Exercise your body. It will help support your skeletal system and lubricate your joints.
Our goal is to keep our immune system strong by implementing the above mentioned measures so that the body does not allow disease of any type to begin. Being preventive minded with your and your children’s healthcare will be the biggest, the best and the most cost efficient decision you’ll ever make.
#2 Build an awesome team;
Building a trustworthy and gifted team that you can lean on under stressful health situations is vital to your long term quality of life.
- Pick your doctors through family, friends and trusted doctor referrals. Discuss from bed side manor to the efficiency of the doctor.
- Clinic web sites are loaded with great information. Look at the doctors credentials, how long has the doctor been in practice, is the doctors school of high standards, does the doctor have any specialties. Testimonies are always great but does the doctor have five or five hundred, it says a lot.
- Get a second opinion from a doctor that practices a different specialty. Compare findings and then ask follow up questions. If you are going to take steps forward with care make sure you take them in the right direction from the start.
- What depth of care can the doctor handle and how do they handle it. If a chiropractor does not do extremities they are not able to correct half of the bony misalignments in your body.
The goal here is to know exactly who to turn to for advice, care or preventive care, under any circumstance.
#3 Understand your true cost of care;
This issue has become ever complex and even the smartest of the smart are confused and mislead. So learn to be vigilant with this large subject.
- Know what your insurance really covers. This means asking your doctor or their insurance specialist what restrictions or demands may prevent them from collecting what the policy states.
- Signing paperwork under duress at emergency rooms and doctors offices is never recommended. Have someone with you, the health care field is ever changing in reaction to insurance reimbursement.
- Who’s in network and who’s not? Your primary doctor may be in network but the anesthesiologist and labs may not be. According to Consumer Reports about two-thirds of emergency room doctors are independent contractors and may not be in network.
- Questions are your best tool to prevent unnecessary add on tests and make sure inter office doctor referrals are needed.
The National Bankruptcy Forum repeatedly states the number one cause of bankruptcy is health care bills. This fact should cause us all to take better care of ourselves and understand true cost of care. Goal, don’t let your healthcare bills ruin you.
“You got this”, is a call to action to wake up and get educated about your health care. Drug prescription abuse, is not the answer. Dishonest doctors and hospitals, are not the answer. Health Insurance dependency, is not the answer. The answers are within ourselves. We must prevent high cost disease by caring for ourselves before disease can occur. We must surround ourselves with talented and honest care givers. To finish, we must lower our health care costs. A great side affect of being healthy is more money in our pocket.
For a healthier and happier life,
Dr. Daniel Strelcheck