Archive for April 2014

Speech and Other Oral Issues

April 8, 2014

My older girl is 5.5 years. When she was toddling about and starting to form words, I noticed that the right side of her lips would tweak over asymmetrically to the right. When she started to speak more words, her tongue would stick out and then deviate to the right. Watching her, I knew that this was something beyond her control. She did not actively thrust that tongue out. It was as if, there wasn’t room back there so it couldn’t shorten, fatten and tuck itself back there. The only way for it to have room is to narrow and lengthen and poke out. I carried so much guilt for so long thinking that I did something, if not causing it, then exacerbating it. I took her to several DO colleagues, but I did not see any effect. I resolved to have patience and wait until she was old enough to understand and then train her to train it. Last night was the first time in 5 years that I had hope of curing her. But first, let me introduce how I came upon this concept and how it is that I have reached this one fantastic conclusion…

I have been frustrated in the last several years with cases of complicated children. These children had various manifestations of structural issues: 1) a brother with tight hard head, his sister severe knock-knees, constipation, and allergies; 2) there was another child who was severely cone-headed, chronic thumb sucker who was diagnosed at age 3 with “dyspraxia;” 3) a pair of sisters with chronic middle ear infections; 4) 2 brothers and their sister with multiple chronic allergies, multiple idiosyncratic drug reactions, anxiety, OCD behaviors and disordered sleep. They all had one thing in common – tight hard craniums. It was driving me nuts! I could not figure them out. I know I don’t suck. I know my business (we doctors are risk averse, one does not decide to open an office in Beverly Hills, Ca without some confidence of success). Really, its not me…It’s them, It’s you, all you complicated cases out there are just a great big pile of garbled strains too difficult to untangle for mere mortal doctors, MDs and most DOs for that matter. So what contributed to these hard heads?
The common denominator…high velocity traumatic vectors, all car accidents…in the maternal pelvis…years prior to conception. I have concluded that the force and momentum of the collision is impressed into the body so that it is incapable of maximal physiologic expansion during pregnancy, so that it ‘keeps’ the memory and strain pattern in place, even as the baby develops. In other words, your baby was…formed in chaos. From thereon, health problems ensue…’imperfection’ unfolds…All these kids responded when I treated them as if they themselves were in the same accident as their mommies. Respectively, the mommies of the children above, experienced 1) t-bone motor vehicle accident, 2) t-bone, spin and flip – as 3 separate car accidents over the course of 20 years, 3) mother fell asleep at the wheel and slammed into a tree, 4) got thrown out of a moving car at 40 mph when she was 5 years old, rolling down the street for 100 yards – talk about chaos…shee-eesh.

In the past four months, I have been treating myself for my t-bone car accident when I was 18 years old. It was so minor, passenger car door mildly dented in a parking lot where the other driver was going maybe 10 mph tops. I had forgotten it. I treated myself and am still astounded by the degree of its effect on my physical body, all this time, unbeknownst to me.

So last night, I reached the conclusion that if this theory held correct for my patients, then it should hold true for my daughter. I asked her if I could treat her head and she responded “Yes, because my S’s aren’t right.” Aaawww, 😦
I treated her as if she was t-boned in a car accident. This morning as I prompted her to say “schoolbus” and “medicines,” her lisp did not sound that bad. Her tongue still stuck out past her teeth, but a lot less, and it was closer to midline…it is all so clear now…this explains her whole origin, her beginning…in chaos…what??!! When I was carrying her in my belly, she would only settle to my left side. She did not venture to the right, the impact side…there could not have been any room. Rarely did she even move and float around in the middle. That whole ‘sidedness’ is in her being, in her head and in her formation…So I treated her specifically for it and everything seems to soften overnight…it is direct effect I see that leads me to causation…for how we are and how we came to be…

So…mommies, it you are still searching for answers…here it is…you had a high velocity impact on your pelvis when you were younger. Your child is bearing the effects of that momentum and force in their formation…I absolve you of any guilt. You did not cause nor contribute to your child’s problem. If you still have a choice for a current pregnancy or future child, please choose a C-section. Your child’s “ill health” is a late effect of a failed attempt to contain chaos…good luck to you and your child. find a DO near you, the older the better. if you don’t see immediate, at least next day results, send them this link; the higher precision the treatment the more instantaneous the changes…

ObamaCare Feedback

April 5, 2014

It is still kind of early in the history of Obamacare, but I want to update to the world how it is already affecting us adversely on the provider side.

We have heard the reports of increased premiums and deductibles. These are real increases. My premium for myself and my 2 children used to be $250 per month with a $3500 deductible. This was insurance in every sense of the word. I paid out to contain my risk of a catastrophic health/medical event for myself and my children. Every month, I knew that the plan I chose and its cost would go to a pool. I knew, and accepted, that I would never see that money again; that my pool money would sit and pay for management of the pool and to balance and provide coverage for others who were not so lucky. Because of Obamacare, my premium went up to $440 with a $6,000 deductible. I shopped the Kaiser HMO options and they were just as high. I don’t use medical services and now I have to pay more. Where does that difference go? Have you ever wondered?

Thanks to our politicians and politician lawyers who think they are smarter and can deliver better medical care for less. Yes, they have figured it out, even better than the doctors who work within the medical system. Let me remind the public that medical school is 4 years undergrad, 4 years medical school and minimum 3 years residency training. I want you then to consider the costs of that education and who has to bear it. How much education does it take to be a politician? How much medical training or experience does a lawyer have?

As a provider, here is what i am seeing/experiencing so far. One of our good patients who had a PPO came in. They thought they had the same insurance, so we billed as usual. The response was…nothing…we did not get a payment because we were not an Obamacare provider. The check went to the patient…for…$25. Fortunately, we have a good relationship with our patients and sent them the bill for $80 for a sick visit (sick visits and urgent care visits can run between $40 to $150, depending on the facility). So the patient essentially has a $55 copay, a little over double from the old system (thanks, again guys). If we were an “approved” Obamacare provider, the check would have come to us and I would not be able to bill the patient and they would never have known how little of their premium went to paying for service. I want you to imagine all you patients out there, not fully aware of how little your provider is being paid.

In order for your physician provider to absorb all the reduced payments, if you are not aware…how would they make up the costs for the overhead (rent, employees, taxes)? The larger medical groups would hire cheaper nurse practitioners and physician assistants…you would no longer see physician providers…A lot of people don’t know or don’t care, when they see someone in a white coat, they assume “physician.” You need to know who you are talking to…ask…do not assume “doctor.” To churn out more providers, they are going to lower the bar for medical schools, allow ancillary providers to prescribe…it is going to uglier out there…i’ll keep you posted…