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This essay reveals the shared social imagination the fuels a dangerous and expensive healthcare culture. Due to the influence of pharma fueled academic experts, doctors too readily prescribe marginally effective medications with many unanswered long term safety...read more
While SPRINT produced some interesting data on how best to treat high blood pressure, the flaws in the study, and the high rate of adverse events like syncope and acute kidney injury mean that wise physicians must exert great caution in the implementation of more...read more
Another reason to take charge of your health and healthcare: FDA approval still leaves many unknowns
It is critical to understand the risks, benefits, alternatives and UNKNOWNS of all your medical decisions. Many new medications have a lot of unknowns regarding their efficacy and safety, and those unknowns must be considered when deciding to prescribe them. If your...read more
Your doctors should be listening to you, understanding your goals and values, and explaining the risks, benefits, alternatives, and unknowns of your care. If your doctor does not fully discuss those with you, then you can't make choices that fit your own goals and...read more
Operam Healthcare LLC. Collaborative Healthcare Coaching that puts people at the center of their healthcare. We listen. We educate. We advise. We Advocate. Understand. Take charge. Make the right healthcare decisions with your doctors. The massive changes in modern...read more
Medical uncertainty. Incomplete science is a major problem that you and your doctors must grapple with. That means sorting out the risks, benefits, alternatives and unknowns of every medical decision. While medical science has advanced rapidly over the past 100 years,...read more