Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the impending epidemics of arthritis and back pain. Contending this is a doctor caused epidemic because people followed bad advice of taking pharmaceutical drugs and surgeries. Outlining the results of a Harvard medical school study that found surgery for back, hip and knee pain us useless.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning private practitioner going broke. Apparently many private practice family physicians, cardiologists and oncologists are struggling financially. Mainly because of the 35 to 40% cuts in Medicare reimbursements to doctors. Medicare has also cut reimbursements on expensive cancer treatment drugs. Which used to be a cash cow for oncologists who would buy these drugs cheaply in bulk from drug companies. Then they would charge their patients huge prices for the same drugs.
- Greg has a friend diagnosed with hepatits C.
- Delphia has a 13 year old girl who is suffering from severe abdominal cramps during her menstrual cycle.
- David is taking Youngevity's "Healthy Start Pack" for chronic axiety disorder and asks Dr. Wallach how long it will take to see any positive results.
- Barbara's mother-in-law is taking two different statin drugs and is now starting to have memory loss.
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