Tuesday September 29, 2009 | Dr. Andrew Weil & the Health Care Debate

September 28, 2009 at 8:39 am | Posted in Coming Up | 6 Comments

We’ll talk to Dr. Andrew Weil about his view of the medical field as a doctor and as someone who wants the focus of health care to be more on preventative medicine than disease management. We’ll talk about his proposals for health care reform in America and he’ll share his vision of the future of health care here.
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Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.
– World renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine

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  1. Consider this:

    Recently a well-producing 42-year old gastroenterologist in a hospital owned medical practice was confronted by a hospital administrative type, and informed that he (the doctor) MUST increase his output (ie, money charges to be removed from the “healthcare system”) by SIXTY PERCENT.

    His response? He quit MEDICINE, not just the organization. This is a horrendous waste of his considerable effort, and our resources used to train this physician.

  2. I’m enjoying Dr. Weil’s visit to CT today. I’ve followed him and his advice for years. Just wish there were more doctors in this area (I’m in HIckory) –in fact I know none altho’ I read about the ones that have studied in AZ in the OBserver this past week.

  3. This guy is spot on. Why do we ONLY here such good, accurate, practical info on PBS? How can we get Joe Public hearing these messages and stop them taking in and acting on the propogana put out there by the Special Interest Groups.

    Ian Farmer
    Charotte

  4. I enjoyed listening to the conversation with Dr. Weil. I agree wholeheartedly with his common sense approach to medicine, health care, and well being. Of particular interest were his comments regarding personal responsibility. In short, with this listener, Dr. Weil was “preaching to the choir”! Now I am wondering how I can spread the message. Besides living by example and without going into the health care field, how might an individual influence positive health reform that includes Dr. Weil’s holistic practices?

  5. I was recently discharged as a patient as I refused to undergo medical tests that I deemed unnecessary under a routine treatment. This was under the care of a group of doctors affiliated with one of the local hospitals. These doctors are intimidated by the hospital system and insurance companies to force patients into accepting unneeded care to increase revenues. The system is disgusting and inhumane.

  6. I don’t understand how we can expect our government to address wellness as a part of health care, when items like high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and monosodium glutimate(MSG) are allowed in our food supply by our government.


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