Most of us are our own health care managers. We just don’t use that label.
- We make frequent decisions about whether or not to treat ourselves. Do I take vitamins, and if so, which ones? How much? What’s effective?
- We make decisions about whether or not to go to the doctor’s office. When do I really need to go? Is it worth the cost?
- We make decisions about which types of health care providers to see. Which ones are best for treating headaches? Back pain? Sore throats? Injuries? Do I take supplements or drugs?
- We make decisions about whether or not to share information between different providers. Should I tell my MD I’m seeing an acupuncturist? Should I ask my Naturopathic Doctor to consult with my MD?
- And we deal with some very different ways of thinking about health and disease. Should I take some pain pills to mask the pain? Should I let pain guide my limitations? Do I trust my own healing abilities? Would I rather just be taken care of or work on this myself?
The challenge for most of us is we’re not really trained to do this. We figure it out by trial and error. We often spend our own money on treatments and providers we think are helping, but in most cases we really don’t know what we’re getting for what we’re spending. That sense of value is important: we don’t want to spend a lot of money on a treatment that lasts a long time but doesn’t produce good results.
That’s what HealthTeam360 is for. This website is designed to help prepare you–the health care consumer–to make effective decisions. We’ll help you:
- Decide which problem or condition you want to focus on.
- Determine which types of health care providers are a good fit for your beliefs, values, and experiences.
- Seek and receive personal health care recommendations from our panel of six different types of integrative, holistic health care providers.
- Create a personal case management plan that you can use to work with the health care providers you seek out for the actual treatment you need.
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