Introduction to David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM
Well, after years of procrastination, delay and denial, I have finally agreed to invest the time and effort into sharing ‘tricks of the trade’ that your doctor may not have shared with you. In all fairness, your doctor probably did not have all of the data to share with you, or, more likely, you spend your medical visits in the company of the nurse practitioner of physician’s assistant, while the doctor is elsewhere, ‘supervising.’
It was not the doctor’s fault that he or she is forced to practice this way, but the reality is simple: The government and the insurance industry has forced the medical industry to ‘package to price.’ The same thing happened to the nickle (and dime) candy bar. As economic pressures pushed the price up, at certain break-points, the candy bar shrunk in size.
in the medical industry, the shrinkage first occurred in time spent with patients
more patients per hour
then, treat several patients at once
using physician extenders
finally, see the extender, damn the doctor.
As the profession found itself going down the tubes, the quality of the domestic medical school applicant diminished, and now we find ourselves wondering: “where did all of the good doctors go?”
It is obvious, in most parts of the country, that you are putting your life in your hands when you are admitted to the hospital. Due to the ever-increasing administrative demands, many of the better doctors have abandoned hospital practice. The hospitals have been forced to hire physicians trained abroad (language barrier is now an interesting challenge) and hospital related deaths/errors/disasters has increased tremendously.
Take home message: “Take preventative health very seriously. It may be your only defense against medical/hospital incompetence.”
The purpose of this blog will be to share interventions that the public can perform in the effort to get healthy, be healthy, and stay healthy.
About David S Klein, MD > 149 Articles
David S. Klein, MD, FACA, FACPM was born in Washington, DC, and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Maryland with degrees in Chemistry and Psychology. Medical School was completed at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, followed by Internship in General Surgery at the University of North Carolina and Residency in Anesthesiology at the Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Dr Klein has been practicing medicine since 1983, concentrating in Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Medicine and Surgery, and Neuroendocrinology. Earning Board Certification in Anesthesiology, Dr. Klein was elected Fellow in the American College of Anesthesiology, and he was elected Fellow in the American College of Pain Medicine. He is currently an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Medicine. He has focused his private practice on treating patients with hormone imbalance issues, nutritional deficiency related medical problems as well as pain related issues and impairment. With a highly-complex, CLIA licensed laboratory in-house, he has been able to provide rapid-turn around analysis efficiently and cost-effectively. Lecturing extensively nationally as well as internationally, Dr. Klein has authored many articles on topics relating to pain, injury and nutritionally modulated illness. His radio show, “Pain Free Living,” received top ratings during the 6 years it was on the air. Currently practicing in Longwood, Florida, Dr. Klein practices entirely in the office setting.