WHAT I EXPECT OF MY MEDICAL TEAM
CREATING THE EXCELLENCE THAT IS ESSENTIAL IN HEALTH RESULTS
"My very life is at stake here...both its quality and duration..."
WHAT I EXPECT:
Excellent results, with, of course, my cooperation and participation.
MYSELF AS STEWARD OF MY HEALTH NEEDS TO KNOW:
I am the steward of my health, so I need to know, just as a CEO needs to know, the necessary information and considerations to enable me to do the very best to have excellent, sustainable high health.
THE EXCELLENCE FORMULA
To get that excellence, we would follow all excellence/success formulas: (to be used as a checklist, rating 1-10)
__ Set the goal of high health
__ Measure to see how doing
__ Establish what the measures and standards to be met are
__ Correct as needed
__ Since my participation is key, it is necessary to
__ Give me good instructions
__ Educate, explain (or provide explanations in some form) to me the why and
__ How things work, so I know what to do
__ Measure correction's effectiveness
THE CHECKLIST OF WHAT NOT TO BE...
Checklist of what not to be: "Not to...
__ Just be reactive (to what comes up), but proactive (to actively seek excellent results).
__ Just treatment of the disease plus maybe some general advice.
__ A sub-optimization, such as just dealing with symptoms as they come up - but
proactively seeking optimal health of the client.
__ Just "we'll try to minimize the pain" or deal with the symptoms,
but to work on the cure of the cause where possible.
__ Not just prescribing for the "quick cure" of the symptoms
__ Not allowing side effects to create other problems, to the degree possible
__ To explain what the benefits and costs are in a clear way
__ Just expecting me to take whatever is told to me to do, but to make it
understandable, to explain trade-offs and how things work (or give me the means to
__ Warehousing people as they get old until they die, but having them have excellent
__ Just giving limited service due to protocols, but to tell me what services to get that
are outside of his/her power or expertise.
Please tell me if my medical plan will not achieve this and whether I need to go get a concierge plan or additional resources who can complete the circle of health.
As my health care person, can you and will you do this?
To deliver that care in a cost efficient manner more the provider, this would seem to be the path:
Follow a checklist of what to do, rather than just doing it "off the cuff"
A checklist for the patient to follow.
Immediately refer to and/or access sources to read to understand what I need to
Immediately refer to other providers who should be utilized
Use the services of a nurse or physician's assistant for what they can deliver