The Wellness Pyramid: How To Stem The Tsunami Of Pre-Sick In The USE
- Working Framework for doctors to help patients with complex disease states such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Helps doctors organize their problem-solving plan
- Helps doctors understand the real cause(s) of their patient’s illnesses
The number of patients in the United States who present with multiple symptoms and no definitive diagnosis, or a diagnosis felt to have “no known cause” and “no known cure” is staggering. If left to the traditional medical management model, ie, identify the symptom, write a prescription for a drug to treat the sumptom, the patient will eventually become sick enough to “do something”, ie, dialysis, surgery, chemotherapy, radition, etc. In April of 1996, Dr. Majid Ali taught me a framework for managing the “pre-sick” to restore them to health before their health deteriorated. Over the last 19 years we have refined this pyramid, polished it up a bit, if you will, to the point where we have had a great deal of success in restoring patients to true wellness, which will be defined in this lecture. This construct allows all players involved in the game, doctors, patient, insurance company to win.