In this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss the broken healthcare system in America. They will cover:
Some of the biggest challenges facing the US healthcare system today include rising costs, lack of access to care, and disparities in health outcomes. Other problems in US health care include the restrictive practices associated with managed care, racial/ethnic and gender bias in health-care delivery, and hospital errors.
Preventive care helps lower health care costs in America by preventing or treating diseases before they require emergency care. Hospital care is very expensive, making up about a third of all health care costs in America1. Preventive care is any medical service that protects against or reduces the likelihood of health emergencies.
ntegrative and functional medicine can help improve healthcare in America by providing a more holistic approach to patient care. Integrative medicine is an approach to health care that includes practices not traditionally part of conventional medicine, such as acupuncture, massage, yoga, dietary supplements, wellness coaching and meditation1. Functional medicine is a patient-centered care approach that promotes health and longevity and improvement of quality of life by addressing the root causes of diseases2. Both approaches aim to treat the cause of your disease rather than treat or suppress the symptoms3. Integrative and functional medicine are very similar approaches to healthcare. Both approaches seek to make up for blindsides in conventional medicine and have been highly effective in treating patients just like you4.