For your education (and listening pleasure) here’s a link to a 2009 edition of This American Life that tackles the crazy, confusing world of “health” insurance. It’s a great overview of how we got to where we are with health care and insurance and all. Despite being broadcast in 2009, it’s still as relevant today Read More »
Yup, it’s that time of year again. And, the WordPress gnomes willing, my blog will again be transported to a time and place of pirates and wenches. So if you’re visiting the blog on the 19th of September and wondering “what the heck?” this is your fair warning that the blog will be “Talking like Read More »
Dia Vickery, PhD (Theology), Licensed Acupuncturist is registered as a part of the growing number of alternative health care providers working with Give an Hour, the nonprofit organisation that provides free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iran and Afghanastan.
Not to sound like a greeting card, but your health really is the most important thing you “own”. You really don’t have anything if you don’t have your health. It’s important to find the right practitioner to become a partner in maintaining your health, not the cheapest.
What does that mean?
What would health look like to you and your family?
What would it feel like to have health?
For many people, this is a concept that is so far removed from their reality they refuse to entertain the notion.
Upon receiving her (first – she’s a new patient) billing statement, one patient looked at the adjustments column and said “What’s this?” I told her that they are the contractual adjustments I make because I am an in-network provider with her insurance. She was incensed – not at me, at the tiny tiny amount the Read More »
Happy Rosh Hashanah!
For those of us who only know Rosh Hashanah as a holiday in our Outlook calendars, here’s a brief intro:
For more and more patients, insurance paying for acupuncture is the make or break deciding factor. I am pleased to announce that, through OptumHealth Physical Health of California, I will be a participating acupuncture provider for the following companies beginning 16th January 2010.
This year has seen a lot of deaths as well as a lot of serious illnesses. And grief can begin long before the actually death of a friend or loved one, human or animal. Grief can also come from the death of someone famous, if the connection is strong enough.
Like many Westerners, I suppose, I have never had much contact with acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OM) and only thought of it vaguely as a folk art that worked more or less by accident. I’ve since come into a much closer relationship with Oriental Medicine and have found that it makes sense to me in terms of my own profession, computer modeling.