Beyond the Office Visit: A New Model K. Swift, M. Hyman, N. Silver

The treatment of chronic illness requires more than a periodic 6-minute office visit concluded by a pharmaceutical prescription. Chronic illness affects 120 million Americans and accounts for 78% of healthcare costs. Chronic illness including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, functional somatic syndromes (IBS, CFIDS, PMS, Fibromyalgia, MCS), digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases, mood disorders and impaired cognitive function, hormonal dysfunction and more all require a different diagnostic and interventional model including dietary modification, lifestyle change, nutritional pharmacology, and stress reduction. With over 50 years of collective experience working together as team for chronic illness at Canyon Ranch and at The UltraWellness Center, Dr. Hyman, Kathie Swift, and Nina Silver will share their approach, including successes and challenges.