Historically, medical care has focused on treating injuries or illnesses. Doctors and hospitals are skilled at offering acute care to people who are already suffering from a health problem, but they tend to falter when it comes to encouraging lifestyle changes that would improve patients’ overall health. Now, we’re seeing a shift in focus as employers, hospitals, and other industry stakeholders try to help people manage their health and prevent illnesses from developing in the first place.
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We often make the mistake of assuming that big problems require big interventions to make a difference. But it’s actually a series of small changes that tends to make the biggest impact, instead of these hugely dramatic interventions. That’s the message with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s new book, How to Make Disease Disappear. Today we talk with Dr. Chatterjee, the star of the hit BBC One series Doctor in the House, whose mission is to help 100 million people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health.
The episodic model of care from conventional medicine is outdated in technology and failing in approach. Today, I talk with Dr. Sunjya Schweig, Co-Director at the California Center for Functional Medicine, to discuss how the shift towards the Collaborative Care Model used in Functional Medicine improves care for chronic diseases by providing a team approach and collaborative network of medical professionals who can work together to help and guide their clients.