Our healthcare system is broken. Unfortunately, it is currently heavily influenced by pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, and insurance providers. This is most obvious in Primary Care clinics. To be profitable, these clinics must generate a substantial sales volume and number of appointments to survive. However, there is a way for medical practices to be patient-focused, professionally managed, efficient, and profitable.
The business of medicine is a mess. Our current system wastes 30ȼ of every dollar it receives. Healthcare must be affordable. We do not have a healthcare system that educates, informs, and inspires people to live a healthy lifestyle. The medical industry has done little to further preventative healthcare or to provide the resources to help keep us healthy. If our system better incorporates preventative healthcare practices, the chances of getting sick or contracting a disease could be reduced. Less need for acute or chronic medical care translates to lower medical costs.