The State of Our Healthcare System Today

Friday, December 8, 2006 13:17

Dr. Robert ZieveRobert Zieve, MD, joins Barbara Ficarra to talk about his book, Beyond the Medical Meltdown. Dr. Zieve talks about the state of our healthcare system today. The first few callers can receive complementary copies of Dr. Zieve’s book.

Beyond the Medical Meltdown: Working Together for Sustainable Health Care

Gives readers an in depth look into where we are in the early twenty-first century and what can be done to transform health care in America so it is both affordable and available to all.

In Beyond the Medical Meltdown, Dr. Zieve contends that health care today is a manipulated market, not a free market. Beyond the Medical MeltdownIt is neither effective nor affordable for the average American. In both the public sector and with private businesses, it is a top down, over-controlled system that warrants immediate change. This change starts with building economic associations of patients, practitioners, and middlemen so that the relationship among these parties shifts from its current combative and competitive environment to one of collaboration.

In Beyond the Medical Meltdown, Dr. Zieve goes into how we can make these changes for local and nationwide communities and businesses by forming associations where patients, practitioners and third parties cooperate to create fair prices and comprehensive care for everyone.

Beyond the Medical Meltdown is a natural evolution of Dr. Zieve’s groundbreaking first book, Healthy Medicine: A Guide to the Emergence of Sensible Comprehensive Care by Bell Pond Books, New York, NY.

You may find more information about all the efforts discussed from Beyond the Medical Meltdown at healthymedicine.org.

Dr. Zieve is an integrative medicine MD. He is director of PineTree Clinic in Prescott, AZ, and Participating Physician in The International Complementary Oncology Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. He is also a past Board-certified emergency physician and former president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association.

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