When was the last time you came out of your primary care doctor’s office completely pleased with the experience?
It’s no secret that the conventional health care system has long been broken in the U.S. Despite spending more on health care than any other developed nation, Americans have both the lowest life expectancy and the highest rates of chronic disease. Much of this has to do with the fact that conventional primary care (as practiced in the U.S., at least) is more focused on managing the symptoms of disease instead of addressing the root cause. As a result, patients are often rushed through the system while the underlying causes of their conditions are ignored. It’s not surprising that Americans visit their physicians much less often than in other countries.
You deserve a better approach to taking care of your health. That’s why we developed precision health care.
What Is Precision Health Care?
Precision health care takes the best aspects of conventional medicine, then combines them with the best of functional and integrative medicine. Not only do you get the most effective treatments available to eliminate or manage disease symptoms, but also access to additional approaches designed to target the root causes of disease, and improve both longevity and general quality of life. Precision health care is highly personalized to the patient, meaning a trained provider tailors care based on a patient’s unique health profile and goals.
Who Can Precision Health Care Benefit?
The short answer is: everyone. But let’s take a closer look at who precision health care can benefit and how it can help them specifically.
1. Anyone interested in a whole-body approach to health care
Conventional medicine is largely reactive: if you get sick or develop symptoms, you go to the doctor. While this can help some people in the short-term, it fails to address many long-term conditions that may otherwise go unnoticed, and does not do a good job of helping you develop a healthier lifestyle to prevent any health conditions in the future.
In contrast, precision health care takes a proactive approach by considering the needs of the entire body, rather than just an individual disease. Precision health care begins with a full health assessment so a provider has a full picture of a patient’s health. From there, a provider can determine a course of treatment that addresses current symptoms, while also identifying ways to improve and optimize their health over the long-term through additional treatments and lifestyle changes.
Precision health care considers health as the result of a complex network of both internal and external factors. Using a whole-body approach, precision health care helps address as many of these factors as possible so patients can feel their absolute best.
2. Anyone who wants a more personal approach to health care
Long waits, rushed visits, and doctors who don’t even know your name have become all too common at many primary care facilities. This is a direct result of an impersonal approach that prioritizes quantity over quality, and the disease over the person — an approach that can not only make you feel overlooked, but can also harm your health over time.
Precision health care goes to great lengths to treat each person like an individual instead of a number. Starting with the first meeting, a provider gets to know a patient’s health and personal goals in order to begin designing a custom-fit pathway to optimizing health. After that, a comprehensive health assessment and extensive lab testing are conducted, and regular meetings are scheduled to reassess health and discuss progress. Providers strive to get to know everything about their patients — from their interests to their biometrics — so they can keep their patients healthy for years to come.
3. Anyone looking to optimize their health
Conventional medicine by itself is often practiced with the intention of eliminating a specific illness or managing symptoms primarily through pharmaceutical interventions. But this only returns a patient to status quo, a place where most people today continue to suffer from a variety of chronic ailments outside the reach of most conventional medicine practices, such as anxiety, poor nutrition, inflammation, and a lack of energy.
Precision health care is not only focused on eliminating disease, but also going much further to optimize health. This means moving beyond the status quo by giving the body the support it needs to heal itself and become stronger and more adaptable. Conventional care may be able to extend life for patients. But what about the quality of life? Precision health care’s mission is not only to free a patient of disease, but to increase their “health span” by achieving the highest possible quality of life for the longest amount of time.
Want to learn more? At Essential Health, we believe you deserve a better form of health care. That’s why we developed precision health care: a more comprehensive, proactive, and personal form of health care than you can get anywhere else. In addition to direct primary care, we offer a host of programs that can improve your quality of life. These include bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), IV nutrient therapy, platelet-rich plasma, peptide therapy, and more.
Schedule a meet and greet to talk to an expert and see how precision health care can benefit you.