Dr. Jones is devoted to bringing his patients the best in functional nutrition. He has devoted his practice to helping people with chronic conditions who haven’t responded well to other forms of treatment. He is not against medications nor does he ever tell his patients to stop taking them. He knows medicine has its place but he feels it’s being overused for issues that have safer more natural alternatives.
Helping patients manage their chronic conditions is similar to playing detective or being a Crime Scene Investigator. When a crime happens that nobody seems to know much about, the detectives on the case have to work as a team to piece together all the clues and information they can. I look at each patient the same way. Since each person has a unique story, genes and background, I have to ask the right questions and do the right tests. Understanding each person and what they’ve been through is a huge part of getting to the root of the issue.
Again the MISSION of this office is to have a maximum positive impact on people’s health and well-being!
And to help those with chronic conditions who haven’t responded well to previous treatments.
Some interesting quotes from a USA Today article on July, 28 2013
Americans consume 80% of opiate painkillers produced in the world, according to the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. Every hour, a baby is born in the United States with symptoms of opiate withdrawal, according to a study published in April by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"I think it's our culture," Runyon said. "We are so oriented to finding easy solutions to problems, prescription drugs have become part of those solutions."
A record 4.02 billion drug prescriptions were written in the U.S. in 2011, up from 3.99 billion the year before, according to the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Antidepressants such as Zoloft and Celexa were the most prescribed class of drugs in 2011, with 264 million prescriptions filled. Slightly more than 131 million prescriptions were written for generic Vicodin.
In the $600 billion worldwide pharmaceutical industry, for every dollar a company spends on "basic research," it puts $19 toward promotion and marketing, according to a report last year by BMJ, a London based medical journal.
Americans may finally — if slowly — be catching on to the dangers. Prescription drug spending last year fell to $325.8 billion from $329.2 billion in 2011. That's the first drop in spending in the last 58 years, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.