LASIK

Lasik surgery
LASIK What is lasik? Lasik – laser in-situ keratomileusis – is laser vision corrective surgery. What is lasik used for? Lasik is used to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (imperfect curvature of the eye’s cornea or...

Fillers

Facial fillers
Fillers What are fillers? Fillers are injectable gel-like substances – commonly containing hyaluronic acid. What do fillers do? Fillers are injected below the skin to raise it and smooth out wrinkles for a more youthful look. How long do fillers last? Most fillers last...

Botox

Botox injections
Botox What is Botox? Botox comes from a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that has been purified for use as a treatment. What does Botox do? Botox paralyzes the muscles in the area of the body where it is injected. How long does Botox last? The effects...

Nuclear Medicine Scan

What is a nuclear medicine scan? A nuclear medicine scan is a painless test that measures the behavior of an injected radionuclide in the body. How long does a nuclear medicine scan take? A nuclear medicine scan typically takes about 30-60 minutes. However, a bone...

Bone Density

Bone Density What is a bone density scan? A bone density scan (also known as a DEXA scan) is a painless test that uses low-dose x-rays to measure the calcium and mineral content of your bones and therefore, its strength. Typically, measurements can be taken from the bones in the...

Mammogram

Mammogram What is a mammogram? A mammogram is an imaging technique that uses low-energy x-rays to examine each breast for possible cancer. The breast is placed on a level surface of the mammogram machine and briefly squeezed between two paddles for a few seconds. Some...

Health Insurance Injustices

Health insurance industry abuses

Bert Vorstman, MD and Leah Houston, MD

Health Insurance Injustices Health insurance injustices suffered by patients, employers and physicians at the hands of the domineering health insurance industry are discussed in our podcast attached below. What are health insurance injustices? Health insurance injustices are abuses of power that...

Ultrasound

Ultrasound What is an ultrasound scan? An ultrasound (sonogram) scan is an imaging method that uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of structures within the body. How long does an ultrasound take? A typical ultrasound study takes about 30 minutes or so. Some water...

How the Health Insurance Industry Hijacked the Physicians

How physician exploitation and servitude have sickened healthcare
How the Health Insurance Industry Hijacked the Physicians The health insurance industry has slowly but surely hijacked and shackled the medical profession. By exploiting their expertise they make record profits at patient and doctor expense while failing to improve overall health. Sadly, providers have steadily marched...