Physician Consulting Inc, a Colorado-based consulting company, is helping primary care physicians across the country develop thriving prevention-focused practices through incorporation of safe, effective, and scientifically-sound non-pharmaceutical therapies.
Data from Holistic Primary Care's first annual survey of primary care physicians reveal that some very positive changes are going on in the trenches of clinical practice these days. A lot more physicians are turning toward holistic approaches, with nutrition taking a much more prominent place in day-to-day practice. It seems that the "integration" we've been hearing so much about is really happening!
Our second annual Heal Thy Practice conference in Charlotte, NC, featured some of the nation's pioneers of new models for prevention-focused primary care. Learn how you can transform your practice so it supports your deepest values and delivers optimal health care for your patients.
Just as lifestyle change can be hard for patients because it requires them to embrace new ways of doing things, nutrition and lifestyle-based medicine can be challenging for many doctors because it requires new skill sets, new routines, and a willingness to change. But don't let that stop you! The need for lifestyle-based medicine has never been greater and neither have the opportunities who can provide patients with healthy ways to lose weight and improve wellbeing.
The American Medical Association has published a number of recommendations and guidance documents for establishment of physician fees charged directly to patients, and for direct-to-consumer advertising. Here are some key excerpts from these recommendations.