Elijahwordsmith.com | Why Revoking Medical Licenses Is Foolish

Why Revoking Medical Licenses Is Foolish

“You can either start on treatment A or treatment A, your choice.” A bit confused, the patient studied both options long enough to realize they were exactly the same. But instead of protesting he reluctantly mumbled, “Treatment A please.”   In certain health scenarios there aren’t a lot of alternatives, but for Covid this isn’t the …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | A Natural Asset To Improve Health Outcomes

A Natural Asset To Improve Health Outcomes

“Take two of these and call me in the morning.” This statement is so common that most people accept it as a treatment plan.  But technically it’s not.  Why? The root issue hasn’t been addressed.  A Band-Aid was simply slapped on.  I’ll reveal why it’s a disservice to patients and how to improve outcomes.  Shall …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Gab Leading the Charge for Alternative Health Solutions

Gab Leading the Charge for Alternative Health Solutions

Imagine yourself treading water as you bob up and down on a stormy sea.   Out of nowhere a boat appears.  But instead of flagging them down, you decide to wait for the next one. There’s only one problem.  The “next one” doesn’t exist. Such is the condition of traditional healthcare, the only difference being there’s …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | What Constitutes Medical Misinformation?

What Constitutes Medical Misinformation?

“I’d love to believe you doc, but Facebook hasn’t fact checked whether or not I should.” Okay I’ll admit it.  This scenario never happened.   But it is meant to highlight a growing confusion over what medical information to believe. Far from an expert, I’ll nonetheless suggest the dangers of selectively amplifying certain voices.  And denigrating …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | U.S. Healthcare Business: An Unsustainable Model

U.S. Healthcare Business: An Unsustainable Model

“If it doesn’t make cents, then it doesn’t make sense.” You’d probably be surprised to hear this phrase from someone in a lab coat wouldn’t you?  Of course you would. This is because we (humans) expect the medical industry has our best interest and health in mind.  Is this always the case? Well let’s see …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Building a New Healthcare System: Part 3

Building a New Healthcare System: Part 3

Organizing his thoughts, the patient awaited the voicemail message. “Good evening, this is Dr. Kapoor.  How may I help you…hello?” Silently chastising himself, Hendrick realized he’d never said anything.   “Uh hi Dr. Kapoor, sorry about the awkward pause there.  I’m just surprised you picked up at this hour!” Finishing our discussion around alternative health options, …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Building a New Healthcare System: Part 2

Building a New Healthcare System: Part 2

“Why aren’t you celebrating?” While businesses applauded the recent Supreme Court ruling against mandatory vaccinations, the healthcare industry barely shrugged. How come? Buried in most news stories was one or two sentences about another outcome.  “This doesn’t apply to the medical industry.” Come along as I share a personal story and seek solutions for our …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Building a New Healthcare System: Part 1

Building a New Healthcare System: Part 1

When you don’t think you have a problem because you’re better than “so and so,” you’ll never be open to positive growth. This is true of human nature and the present structure of the medical establishment. But with an exodus away from both U.S. coasts, 2022 could be the year of a new healthcare system.  …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | Ways To Defeat Challenges of Social Media in Healthcare

Ways To Defeat Challenges of Social Media in Healthcare

Face it, we’re in unprecedented times as patients. Having worked in healthcare for 10 years, HIPAA was always top of mind.  Each record faxed, every phone call made. That was until early last year.  Somehow Covid chose not to answer to patient privacy laws. Now friends, extended family, and even acquaintances proudly share their medical …

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Elijahwordsmith.com | On the Precipice: 2022 U.S. Healthcare System

On the Precipice: 2022 U.S. Healthcare System

Crashing against the hull, the ocean waves kept coming. Even without the promise of relief, the ship’s inhabitants fought tirelessly.  They’d come too far and cared too much to simply give up.   This is 2022. Can I be candid? Something I care about deeply is currently being threatened.  Made up of heroes, the state of …

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