What Healthcare Can Learn from Crossfit

From humble roots in Santa Cruz, CA, CrossFit has become a national (and now international) phenomenon with not only a viral spread of some 13,000 … [Read more...]

Most Doctors Want to Be Uber Drivers

Having spent over a decade working with doctors of all specialties, I’ve watched the profession shift is fundamental ways. How has this changed the … [Read more...]

Is It Time for the Super-Generalist?

Over the last few decades, medicine has become more and more targeted. We now have not only the “ologists” like cardiologists, endocrinologists, and … [Read more...]

Should Your Practice Hire a SuperCoach?

Coaches are finding their way into medicine. Health coaches, diabetes coaches, nurse coaches, and life coaches are just a few of the myriad new types … [Read more...]

Creating Healthcare Blue Zones

There’s one in Okinawa, others in Sardinia and Greece. On our continent, Costa Rica is home to a well-studied hub, with a second in a Seventh-day … [Read more...]

Are You Ready to Cure Your Microbiome Anosognosia?

Do you remember the meaning of the word anosognosia from residency? In the context I’m suggesting it today it means “lack of awareness of one’s own … [Read more...]

Do Fee-For-Service and Preventative Medicine Mix?

As our medical system attempts to evolve to better deal with the modern epidemics of lifestyle-driven chronic disease, much time and attention is … [Read more...]

Integrative Goes Mainstream: Will You Get Creative or Just Employed?

Have you ever heard of Massage Envy? It’s a nationwide franchise that launched a few years back, just as Americans were hearing more and more about … [Read more...]

Cleveland Clinic Opens Center for Functional Medicine: What Does This Mean for You?

It’s finally official. Back in May at our NYC-based Functional Forum, Dr. Mark Hyman announced for the first time that the Cleveland Clinic, long … [Read more...]

Five Reasons Doctors Should Curate Their Patient Education

Every physician knows that at its linguistic root, "doctor" means "teacher." With medicine evolving to keep pace with modern epidemics such as … [Read more...]