At Cognitive Performance & Health, We View Health Care Differently
At Cognitive Performance & Health, we don’t believe in waiting around for a patient to get sick before we treat them. We believe that by taking care of each individual patient and working to improve their functioning before they get sick, we will be able to prevent many of the ailments of our times.
Current medical practices wait for disease to happen. With current detection technologies, we can step in before that happens. It is also true that disease is impossible to stop at all times, in all conditions, in everyone. However, our goal is early detection and intervention, which can reduce the effects of a disease and increase the odds for a successful outcome.
A common, every day example is teeth cleaning. It’s recommended that you get your teeth cleaned twice a year. This avoids further dental decay and the cost of that repair, saving you time, money, and pain. We are applying this logic to health care, with the measurement of inflammation, cholesterol profiles, toxic levels, and nutrient profiles. Early detection and intervention saves time, money, pain, and untimely death and disability.
At Cognitive Performance & Health, we practice five principles that make it very effective and different from many other approaches to health:
1.) Generational Health Perspective: Creating health requires a long term view and emphasizes the interaction with our environment.
2.) Scientific and Evidence Based Approach: We combine published evidence and well evidenced constructs to integrate solutions for best effect.
3.) Outcome Driven Goals: Value is demonstrated and progress is measured with objective and quantifiable metrics of performance and health.
4.) Cognitive Emphasis in Assessment and Interventions: The brain and mind are essential contributors to our health as well as keen indicators that reflect our health.
5.) Individualized Plan for Better Performance: We want a personal relationship with each person in the practice so improvement can be achieved in each person no matter where the starting point may be.
Cognitive Performance & Health’s Statement of Care
In the Cognitive Performance & Health Office, you will find:
1.) One primary care, integrative medicine doctor, with direct care practices.
2.) Neurofeedback and cognitive improvement practices.
3.) Independent Family Counseling services for individuals, couples and families.
The Value of the Direct Care Practice
The primary care practices are organized as direct care practices. This is because primary care needs to be open and allow for care over years. This allows for the physician to attend to the health of the patient, which is the best way to obtain long term health and cost savings. We do not sit around waiting for disease to happen, but measure the biochemical correlates of future disease, and then intervene to avoid health consequences.
The primary value that is obtained is health.
The laboratory tests are at costs.
The medicines and supplements are at a discounted price.
The payment for service, which many people are familiar with, pays for problems. These problems can be small, such as a sore throat, or they can be large, such as a stroke or heart attack. Currently, there is no payment system for the prevention of illness, except in direct care practices, which are aligned with the patient to reduce the risk of disease and improve condition. Patients pay for the reduction of disease, but what they are paying for at Cognitive Performance & Health is an improvement in performance. This can be understood as an increase in resilience and thinking, and the reduction of disease.
A membership model of payment over years then returns the value of active care to the person, making insurance costs less, as the need for insurance decreases. Membership practices then work well inside of a health savings account, flex spending account, or corporate health plans, with insurance fulfilling the role of payment for extraordinary expense.