Hi there –
Thank you for joining Rebel Health Alliance! I am thrilled to welcome you to our practice and I write this letter with great excitement and a deep sense of purpose as we embark on this transformative journey. Over the next few weeks, we will begin a new chapter together, one that is focused on empowering you to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Allow me to share with you the vision and inspiration behind our practice and our commitment to you.
Throughout my career, I have had the great opportunity to walk the hallowed halls of some of our country’s most well known healthcare organizations and most deeply rooted institutions, places like Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic. I have witnessed firsthand the beauty and commitment of countless caregivers who work tirelessly day after day to help make their patients and communities better. I’ve seen the amazing advances in medical therapies, treatments, genetics, analytics, and digital health happen at breakneck speed. And I’ve seen many well-meaning groups come into the space with good intentions, trying to do their best to change the status quo.
But I’ve also seen the dark side, the inherent systemic flaws, and the many limitations of our uniquely broken system. I have seen how greed, profit, and prevailing social trends have more influence than true scientific inquiry, truth, and the pursuit of absolute health and wellness. I’ve seen how physicians, nurses, and thought leaders are silenced in the name of the “greater good”, dictated by bureaucrats on high, who rarely ever see the true consequences of their actions. I’ve seen how the asinine and uninformed often win out over the brilliant and dedicated – and it’s only getting worse.
There is a line we use in quality improvement: “Every system is perfectly designed to get the outcomes that it gets.” Meaning, it’s all in the design, and where we put our energy, focus, and incentives, drives the real experience of healthcare. And boy, have we designed a messed up system. Our core institutions of learning and education are co-opted to create and propagate corporate bots rather than truly compassionate independent thinkers rooted in the wellbeing of those they serve. The science and art of medicine have been subjugated by big insurance, big pharma, organized medicine, and the healthcare industrial complex. A convoluted and untenable infrastructure forces most health systems to push volume over value, treating patients like “widgets” and clinicians like “cogs” in the machine.
And reliance on health insurance intermediaries creates some of the worst atrocities and biggest hindrances to the delivery of timely and affordable care. It has become clear that we need to shift our focus back to the core of medicine – the doctor-patient relationship. And in the case of Rebel Health, the TEAM-patient relationship. By exchanging services directly, free from unnecessary middlemen, we can create a healthcare experience that is more personal, accessible, and effective for YOU.
OUR SERVICES AND OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
At RHA, we are dedicated to bringing the very best of science and prevention to the forefront of medical practice. While much of my career has been spent addressing the progression of chronic diseases, and keeping it from getting worse, we are committed to going beyond managing symptoms and striving for real prevention and a focus on healthspan, helping you truly live out the best version of yourself. Together, we will work to identify and address the root causes of health issues, placing a strong emphasis on proactive measures that promote longevity and vitality.
Our approach to care is rooted in the belief that each individual is unique and deserves personalized attention. We will delve into the intricacies of your health profile, considering factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and environmental influences. This comprehensive understanding will guide us in developing a holistic and personalized plan to optimize your healthspan. Working with the amazing team of coaches, dietitians, strength and conditioning trainers, and epigenetic counselors in a truly team-based approach will be something most of you have never experienced. We’ll work on that stubborn weight loss you’ve struggled with for years. We’ll work on getting your hormones optimized and aligned, not just barely above “normal” range. We’ll make sure we talk comprehensively about your cholesterol, blood sugars, and blood pressure. We’ll examine your eating patterns, workout regimens, sleep habits, and many other root causes in your life. We’ll do all of this in a deeply committed and coordinated way. This is the team to wrap around you and help you achieve your optimal self.
However, it is equally important to be transparent about the care we will not provide. We are not here to replace your primary care physician, who plays a crucial role in your overall healthcare. We’re not the right stop if you cut your arm, develop a fever overnight, or have a new mole you need to get looked at – you should continue to see your PCP and local urgent cares for those issues. Rather, our goal is to complement and enhance the care you receive by radically focusing “upstream” on prevention, providing specialized, consultative services in areas such as longevity, optimization, metabolic health, athletic performance, genetic personalization, and lipid management. We will work collaboratively with your existing healthcare team, ensuring seamless coordination and communication for a comprehensive approach to your wellbeing.
THE JOURNEY STARTS NOW
Together, we have the opportunity to improve and optimize your entire experience of life. Our shared journey will be guided by a profound commitment to your health and a relentless pursuit of excellence. We will empower you with knowledge, support you in making informed decisions, and celebrate your successes along the way. We will learn together and we are committed to evolving as new evidence and data comes to light. In partnership, we will redefine what it means to live a vibrant and fulfilling life.
I am honored to have the privilege of serving as your physician and guide on this transformative path. The Rebel Health Alliance is more than just a medical practice; it is a movement that aims to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered. I invite you to dive deep into your health journey and embrace the possibilities that lie ahead.
With heartfelt sincerity and unwavering dedication, in pursuit of our absolute best selves,