How to Choose a Doctor

Choose a DoctorThe relationship between you and your doctor is a very personal one. That’s why finding the right Doctor can be so challenging. Finding a qualified and reputable physician with the right education and credentials is a given, but there are other characteristics to consider when ‘doctor shopping.’ Topping the list of important traits your patient-doctor relationship needs are respect and comfort. Your doctor must respect the fact that you are the patient, and that means he or she must appreciate that you will have questions and concerns that must be addressed. And, naturally, it’s vital that you feel comfortable with your doctor. Otherwise, you may not ask those necessary questions. Of course, you also have to take into consideration your health insurance company and specific plan’s requirements and options. Following are further details that will help you choose a doctor. Continue reading

Ambulatory Centers or Hospitals for Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, there is quite a lot of research to be done as well as contemplation if this is the right choice for your needs or wants and consultations. There might be one specific thing you might not be thinking about when it comes to cosmetic surgery though; what is the best setting for your surgery to be done? If you thought you only had one option available to you which would be a hospital, you are wrong! The other option you have available to you is an ASC or ambulatory surgery center. ASC’s are advanced health care facilities that offer same day surgery and surgical care. It’s more of a time saver than anything else, but note that you can’t just get any surgical procedure done here, it has to be under strict guidelines of what can and cannot be done in an Ambulatory Surgery Center. Of course these centers offer more than just convenience, they are cost efficiency and the ability to recuperate at home rather than in a hospital setting. Continue reading

What is Anti-Aging Medicine?

Anti-Aging medicine

Anti-Aging

Traditional medicine looks only at the absence of disease as the definition of being healthy. Most of the time, doctors simply treat the symptoms of a disease or try to detect them early on so that they can be treated with traditional medications. Anti-aging medicine is more concerned about the whole person and achieving optimal health. It looks at and considers factors which are physical, but also factors in emotional and mental health aspects. Anti-aging medicine considers hormones, toxins, organ systems, as well as nutrition and stress factors in developing optimal health that will also be effective at preventing disease. Continue reading