Friday, August 8, 2014

Doctors that listen, Care

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A subjective indication of a disorder or disease, such as pain, nausea, or weakness

The current medical system has set itself up in a way to minimize the amount of time a physician spends with a patient. It is a simple concept. Too many sick people, too many cases, and not enough time for doctors to cover them all.

Unfortunately this has led our health status into a melting pot of undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, over tested, under analyzed patients. So many physicians do not have time to spend taking a thorough history, so instead of listening to the concerns and complaints of a patient, and going through all of the symptomatology that the patient presents with, it is common to order an excessive amount of unnecessary tests to come up with a diagnosis.

While attending Palmer College of Chiropractic, I learned the most valuable thing about being a physician.

80% of our diagnosis should come from the history of the patient. We need to speak to patients for as long as it takes to come up with a very concise decision that supports the indication to do additional testing.

If you look back at the top of this article, you will see that the very definition of a symptom explains it perfectly. Symptoms are a SUBJECTIVE indication of a disease or dysfunction. Listen to what the patient is saying, but more importantly understand how the body works so you can utilize the information that is given during a thorough history.

The process of coming up with an accurate diagnosis of a patient starts with a physician’s understanding of the human body. There is absolutely no cookie cutter flow chart to be followed that will work on every single patient. Certain dysfunctions can be expressed differently in every patient, but you have to dig deeper.

When a patient discusses a symptom, it is just the tip of the iceberg. You have to know everything about that symptom. You have to know which questions to ask and how to interpret the responses. 

Lets go through a scenario:

A 39 year old female patient presents with mid to low back pain.
Symptom: back pain.

Some physicians will immediately lean toward an X-ray to rule out things. Some might automatically prescribe a muscle relaxer. NSAIDs are always suggested. Maybe ice, massage, or even electric stimulation.

Chiropractors are famous for immediately linking to a spinal subluxation and an adjustment will fix it up.

What questions should be asked?

Location of the back pain? How long has it been going on? Does anything relieve it or make it worse? All physicians understand the whole OPPQRST bit, but do they use it?

Is a kidney exam indicated? Gall Bladder stones? Lumbar disc derangement? Did they fall and break a rib? Diverticulitis?

The point I am trying to make is this; a symptom as simple as back pain can have many different diagnoses. There is any amount of testing that you can order to search for the correct condition. The true physician will minimize the cost to a patient by ruling out some of the differential diagnoses, and minimize any testing required.

Pain is definitely the most common symptom that encourages a person to seek medical attention. Low back pain being number one in the US.

The symptom of pain seems to be the one hardest to deal with, the hardest for a patient to overlook, but there are so many more symptoms that must be analyzed by a physician that is seeking a true diagnosis. Symptoms like, restless at night, weight gain, low body temperature, elevated pulse, frequent urination, and so many more are how the body expresses its state of health.

The body will tell a physician a story. They just have to listen to it. More importantly, they must not look at any patient with a predetermined mentality of what is wrong. This is how a misdiagnosis happens.

The most common complaint that I hear from patients is that their primary physician doesn’t really listen to them.

Has this ever happened to you?

It is probably not the physician’s fault. They work in a health system with too many sick people, and unfortunately, testing is profitable and major hospitals are a business. All business’s like making profit, so the more testing they order, the more money they make.

I like to be a cost effective physician, but even more so, I like to be accurate. It is not hard to come up with a diagnosis if you just listen, and ask the right questions. I order tests when needed. I order imaging if necessary. They are NEVER my primary source of coming up with a diagnosis. I run at about a 90% rate of using diagnostic testing to confirm what I already determined from a thorough history. I only test if my safe, non-invasive treatment plan is not providing the results I think the patient deserves. Physicians have to start being fair, and not going beyond their expertise.

The New-Start Difference

We analyze symptoms, or objective findings to conclude a status of health. The system is designed to save money on unnecessary testing for a condition that is indicated with simple symptoms. At New-Start, all we need to know is exactly how you feel. What symptoms you are suffering from. We use this to give you a very thorough description of your health status.

If you are interested in learning more about how New-Start is changing the health care system, feel free to schedule a FREE consultation with me. It could change your life.

If you want to know how healthy you are, fill this entire quiz out as accurate as you can, and The New-Start Solution will give you a very concise report on where your health stands.

~Dr. Moz

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Stop Looking for Greener Grass….

 I am sure you have all heard of the term, the grass is always greener on the other side…

I am going to change your perspective of this simple overused concept.

I hope you understand that this is all an analogy. I am not actually talking about turf management.

trent mozingo, dr mozingo, new-start solution, health, wellness columbus indianaSo many of us look over the fence at our neighbor’s yard and just wonder how did they get such beautiful, plush, green grass. We wonder what their secret is. We want to experience their grass on our feet.  
I think a lot of this falls on the misconception of luck. The one will less green grass always wonders how the one with green grass got so lucky. What did they do to deserve that grass that is so emerald green?
We wake up and peer out the back window to find our yard, and with a disappointed gaze, we look over and see our neighbor, riding a bigger lawnmower than we have, mowing their beautiful green grass. All we want to do is trade lives. Trade houses, get their house and yard, and all will be as happy as they are. We constantly compare our yard to theirs, and wonder how they got such green grass. We have the exact same amount of rainfall. We mow at the exact same times, but yet, it is always greener over there and not where I am standing.

Why is it so easy for our neighbor?

Gut check moment…

The truth is… You will never have your neighbor’s yard. You are put on this earth with a yard. One you are responsible for. Stop wondering why others bare a healthier yard than yours.

Only you are responsible for the color of your grass or the health of your yard. Only you can make it greener. Stop wondering why someone else has the grass you want. Stop trying to bridge over and enjoy their green grass as your own. Stop blaming reason after reason for your lack of the prettiest, healthiest green grass.

Grass isn’t greener on the other side. Your grass is greener if you actually put the required work in.
Here are three steps to getting that greenest grass.

 Plant the seeds.

When I say plant the seeds, I do not mean walk out and throw some grass seed down and hope for the best.
This process is about understanding the goal you have in mind. You have to visualize what you want your yard to grow into. More importantly, you have to get the soil ready to be sewn.  If you set a goal without doing any pre planning, and preparing, then the goal is destined to set on top of the ground like the seed you just threw out to grow. You have to till the soil, prepare for the vision you have, and you have to give your seed a chance to set roots. Without a proper foundation, your grass will never prosper.

Money doesn’t grow on trees. Nothing of value is free. You have to work hard for everything and you have to put groundwork in with only a vision of what could be. Fertilizer is an investment, an idea, or a task that you have to do that you know could bare zero immediate benefit, but you have faith in it.

 Fertilize your yard.
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So many of us set a goal of green grass but then just put it on the back burner and wait for it to miraculously
come to be. This is a slow and drawn out process. If you really want greener grass you have to go above and beyond the bare minimum to have success.

Yes, the rainfall is the easiest way to give your grass the water it needs to sustain life. We are not after mediocrity. We don’t want grass that grows. We want the greenest grass.

You have to invest in your dream. Nothing of value is free. You have to work hard for everything and you have to put groundwork in with only a vision of what could be. Fertilizer is an investment, an idea, or a task that you have to do that you know could bare zero immediate benefit, but you have faith in it.

Your dream of the greenest grass will not happen overnight. You have to keep the future of what you want in your focus. You have to continue to feed the dream with all that you can, invest all you have, and you have to give it time to grow.

Weed Your Yard.

Every single one of us has experienced a nuisance trying to corrupt the integrity of our responsibilities. These weeds will plague your beautiful green grass forever unless you build the courage to go out and remove them from your existence. It is not easy work. Weeding a yard can be difficult on your body and mind.

Ironically, sometimes the weeds are even green, but you know, they have the wrong intentions when growing amongst your grass. They are not really there to see your grass become the greenest it can be, they are only after the nutrients that your goals allow them to steal. They will reap the benefits of your hard work and fertilizer. They will mask themselves as trying to help, but you have to see past it.

 Understanding what you have growing that will make your yard greener and what will not is crucial. But being able to get rid of the negative impacts is even more important.

If you understand this concept, you should be able to apply it to many walks of life. Relationships, careers, dreams, hobbies, etc. All you have to do is understand that you are responsible for your own fate. You have to put in the groundwork. You have to see your dreams through to the end. You have to make sure you are doing everything you can to give any dream or goal the chance it deserves to prosper.

 ~Dr. Moz

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