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New Book & Rethinking Reviews

November 25, 2015

Hello all,

My new book below, Osteopathy for Children, is now officially available on Amazon.  My publishers would like to thank you ahead of time for your 5 star review of my book that you will post here at http://www.amazon.com/Osteopathy-Children-Holistic-Treatments-Developing/dp/1578266157/

So far the direct feedback I have been given are appreciated.  Please feel free to comment however you wish.  For whatever you have to say, my feeling is that either extremes make the review more “real.”

For instance, when I read Yelp reviews and I see over 50 reviews of someone, and they are all perfect, I want to “call it BS.”  Of course they were prompted to do it, so it is all fake.  I have read my own reviews and applied my contrarian views to myself.  I have been advised several times to respond to the “bad” reviews because the professionals have told me that it really affects people’s decisions.  I have read other doctors responses to bad reviews and it seems like it is too much for me.

  1. if I have time to address every bad review, then I must be a not so good doctor because I am trying to reel in more patients; even the ones who can’t find the balance between the good and the bad.
  2. I really do not have time because I am too booked seeing patients.
  3. I could farm out the responses, but then it would not be me and that would really be fake.
  4. My worst review and my best were written without my being aware of them:
    1. the worst – people will just have to read between the lines to get a sense of the person writing it; it was a frustrating relationship for me too.
    2. the best – Thanks Hillary! seems to me so genuine because it is and because I did not even think to ask.  Man, what a compliment, I never thought was MIT material.

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Big News -Book!

November 8, 2015

Hello all,

I am pleased to announce the arrival of my first book, Osteopathy for Children, available on Amazon or wherever books are sold.  With this book I hope to explain all the subtle clues often overlooked by conventional pediatrics and specialists for that matter. These clues are picked up by the astute, concerned mommies and brushed aside by doctors of the CMS.  Almost 200 pages, it should be digestable for non-medical people.  For the curious, the avid reader, for the tree-hugging, natural health types below is a great teaser.  This little girl is my patient.  Forty minutes after treatment, her whole face has changed.  Besides the obvious, there are 8 other features that are not normal for her.  Can you guess?  What happened to her?  Was she born like this?  How was this change accomplished?  How many treatments did she need? (only 12 with me, vision therapy did the rest, 60 sessions).  What is the end result?  No surgery.  Better depth perception, better coordination, ability to read and comprehend, school work not such a struggle.  I love what I do because she is now…free…to live her life the way it was intended…not needing me, not needing surgery (which would never have corrected the facial imbalances)…isn’t that just beautiful?

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They Know

April 2, 2011

Again, I have confirmation that they, of the CMS (the conventional medical system) know.  The head of Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Spine Surgery is a DO.  The head of Harvard’s Spinal Orthopedic and Rehabilitation is…a DO.  In 2007, they, Harvard, an allopathic MD school hosted a continuing education course for MDs, with full cooperation from New England DOs, to teach basic OMM (osteopathic manipulative medicine) 101 to MDs.  Ha-ha, joke’s on them, it will take about another 7 years of daily exposure to get even somewhat good.  For the course alone, they charged $1500.  Do the math.  They see the value and they are co-opting us, it, osteopathy.

There are MD neurologists, neuroradiologists, orthopedic surgeons, pain management, phys med and rehab doctors who know that surgery is not, most of the time, an answer, that PT fail frequently, that chiros injure and that traditional DOs are effective, so much more effective that they, of the CMS, would…lose patients…they dare not refer patients to us.  The gravy train of sick people needing help would…slow, if not stop.

Please continue to read through the prior posts so that you understand this medical system.  It is important for you to understand how you, your health, your family and friends fit into this system, that there is a far more cost effective (in the long run) alternate system out there.  Stay tuned for my next post in a couple of weeks.  Please forward this blog to friends and family read as, it will not be the same.   I fear very soon, I will be forced to reign in my voice, be more politically correct and censor myself.

Aspirations II

March 15, 2011

Supposing that on our road to greatness, we discover that we are not as skilled and we do not get the results that we expect.  What happens then?  Do we turn our backs on this osteopathic stuff that we love so much?  Probably not, it would be too costly.  In addition, it would be an admission of failure.  In any profession,  most people end up compromising. 

In my pediatric practice, I am pleased to say that I have not had to do this.  I do not accept Medi-Cal so that you don’t have to sit in a crowded waiting room, your child exposed to other sick children (sorry, I’ve done my time, mission trips, volunteering in free clinics -this was before children, when i was still young and idealistic).  I have not compromised on my stance regarding informed consent as the basis for a reasonable vaccine schedule (i.e., i have not succumbed to the HMO incentives for vaccination along the CDC schedule; yes, there is one financial incentive – this is another post for another day).

So the lesson of this post is Aspiration is inversely proportional to Compromise; in non-mathematical terms, they are diametrically opposed, they are antithetical to each other.  As you give up aspiring, you end up compromising.  As you compromise (your standards), you have really stomped on any spark that was once aspiration.  What is happening with “healthcare insurance?”  This is an oxymoron.

Insurance, in any other business arena, is just that.  They take your money and you don’t want to have to collect; life insurance is really death insurance and you don’t want to have to collect.  Health insurance, is no longer insurance.  I would call it medical contracts cards, that is what we are buying monthly with our premiums.  People use and consume.   Healthcare is no longer healthcare, it is disease maintenance.  It then, in effect, our premiums purchase a “disease maintenance medical discount contracts card.”  What a mouthful.  Believe it or not, most doctors, we are stuck in this cycle as well and we usually choose not to consume and we ourselves purchase super high deductibles so that we don’t not use.  When we do use, the cost to us at the discounted contract rate is considered a reasonable expenditure for information.

What happens then is that the increased cost of medical insurance comes from usuage.  When usuage increases, the insurance companies squeeze profits from employers, the insured, and the doctors.  So usuage leads to cuts, which leads to decreased quality, increased volume in waiting rooms, less time with patients.

So as you can well guess, insurance and the standard, biochemical, biostatistical model of medicine is not is not compatible with osteopathy.  For those of us who are traditional osteopathic physicians aspiring to greatness, we merely tolerate insurance for a short time…

Again, it is very important for you to share this blog with your friends, co-workers and families…more in the next few posts…