Tenet 9: The Driving Force of Health 3.0 is Love

Tenet 9: The driving force of Health 3.0 is love. What’s love got to do with it? Didn’t Tina Turner say it was just a second-hand emotion? Maybe, in fact, Tina Turner’s futile attempt to exile love from her heart points us to how similarly futile it is to exile love from [...]

By |2019-04-28T08:03:52-05:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Tenet 8: Health 3.0 Affirms Life, in the Face of Death

Tenet 8: Health 3.0 affirms life, in the face of death. My older brother, a physician himself, had just gotten off the phone and collapsed to the ground in tears. It shocked me, because he doesn’t cry. So I collapsed to the ground with him. The phone call was about our mother. [...]

By |2019-03-07T09:24:46-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

Tenet 7: Health 3.0 is Medicine in Evolution

Tenet 7: Health 3.0 is medicine in evolution. Photo by Ashes Sitoula / Unsplash Health care evolves. We can see this happen from the outside — and on the inside. From the outside, medicine has been evolving since we humans started existing. Traditional Chinese medicine, the Siddha and Ayurveda medicine of India, the [...]

By |2019-03-07T09:25:19-06:00February 17th, 2019|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Enough

Enough. "You just felt this huge mass in your belly now?” That’s what I asked my father about six months ago. He called that morning to tell me he was feeling something hard in his belly, and it looked “asymmetric.” I drove over to my parents’ house and examined my dad’s abdomen. [...]

By |2017-12-12T14:24:23-06:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Intention|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Tenet 6.7: Health 3.0 is Antifragile – Skin in the Game of Health Care

Tenet 6.7: Health 3.0 is Antifragile – Skin in the Game of Health Care. I’m naked and exposed now.  And that’s the way I want it to be. After running my gastroenterology practice under the traditional insurance model for over ten years, I came out of all insurance networks in April 2016. [...]

By |2017-09-18T17:36:07-05:00September 18th, 2017|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Tenet 6.5: Health 3.0 is Antifragile – Hormesis in Health Care

Tenet 6.5: Health 3.0 is Antifragile – Hormesis in Health Care. There is nothing more Finnish than a sauna. There is nothing less Finnish than me. But I’ve become fascinated with the sauna.  I haven’t been in one yet.  But it’s calling to me. Explain sauna to a guy living in [...]

By |2017-09-17T17:12:28-05:00September 17th, 2017|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , |8 Comments

What creates a happy doc?

What creates a happy doc? Photo by Sergio Rola / Unsplash   Forgive me.  I'm retooling this site...while helping my father negotiate his way through major abdominal surgery.  So if you see some construction debris around here, don't let it distract you. We're back in the Matrix of our health care [...]

By |2017-07-16T09:45:00-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Concepts, Intention|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tenet 6.2: Health 3.0 is Antifragile — Options Trading in Health Care

Tenet 6.2: Health 3.0 is Antifragile — Options Trading in Health Care. I dropped a hundred dollars into some tech stock the first time I started trading options on a friend’s advice in the late 90s. In a month I made a thousand dollars. That was a lot of money for a guy [...]

By |2017-07-16T11:43:28-05:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Tenet 6.1: Health 3.0 is Antifragile — The Problem of Too Big to Fail

Tenet 6.1: Health 3.0 is Antifragile — The Problem of Too Big to Fail. I volunteer some time teaching gastroenterology trainees at my alma mater. The senior ones seeking a job will ask me what group I’m with. I tell them the group of me, myself, and I. They have a look of “does [...]

By |2017-07-16T09:34:51-05:00June 6th, 2017|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Tenet 3: Health 3.0 is about Both Exteriors AND Interiors

Tenet 3: Health 3.0 is about Both Exteriors AND Interiors. It’s the holiday season. And the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. What is Thanksgiving to you? You might respond by describing the home where you and your family get together every year. The turkey and many sides you consume. The charitable work [...]

By |2017-07-17T19:18:24-05:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Concepts|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments