Why you want a yearly “physical” from your personal physician.

Why you want a yearly “physical” from your personal physician.¬†

By Craig M. Wax DO

Yearly health physical exams and review of patient’s history have been a staple of medicine in modern times. Recently, though, it has come under fire in the age of third-party health insurance reimbursement and government intervention in healthcare. When other entities pay for care, others decide on what you get. Everything is viewed by “payers” is an expense and must be “justified.” But, the question remains as to what justification is necessary if both the patient and their physician of choice agrees on a test or procedure. ¬†Ideally, patients should choose their daily lifestyles, caregivers, and options for care using their own individual value systems.

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Direct Care & Individual Healthcare Healthfreedom is Solution to Healthcare Mess

All physicians must consider moving to Direct Care; Hippocratic Oath based medicine where patients choose the professional, the mode of care and pay a competitive rate directly at time of care. This will eliminate expensive and wasteful government, insurance and hospital healthcare system bureaucracy administration costs. Individual physicians should work directly for each individual patient in a direct relationship. I call it “individual healthcare healthfreedom,” as opposed to insurance and hospital system oligopoly domination, or
Government healthcare fascism.

Best wishes for good health,
Craig M. Wax, DO
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