Dr. Spradlin's Blog and Health News

We regularly post interesting articles, news stories, and breaking information dealing with health and wellness. Some articles may surprise you while others may amuse you. We link these with various categories in the How We Can Help section of the website.

A Brief History of Healthcare

History of Healthcare
1/3/2014

Where did we go wrong? What can we do to regain our health?

Long ago, most doctors were general practitioners and had to know many things about how to recognize and address many conditions. They were on the front lines of healthcare, and this made them excellent doctors. Over time, specialists became more and more common in order to focus on the ever-increasing body of medical knowledge and its subsequent technological advances.

Tags: Blood Pressure, Brain Health, Hormone Balance, Wellness

A Brief Primer In Pharmacology

Medications
1/2/2014

All drugs are capable of only three actions: blocking, inhibiting, or decreasing normal physiology.

Tags: Cholesterol, Digestive Health, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Heart Health, Medications, Wellness

Every Dose Is An Office Visit

Every Dose Is An Office Visit
1/2/2014

"When I have an ache or pain, I go to my doctor, and he writes a prescription. Why do I need to see you twice a week for a month?"

Tags: Allergies, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Digestive Health, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hearth Health, Medications, Neck & Back Pain, Stroke, Wellness

Inside Out vs. Outside In

Inside Out vs. Outside In
1/2/2014

The wellness model relies on healing from inside out. The medical model relies on masking symptoms from outside in.

 

Tags: Digestive Health, Heart Health, Medications, Neck & Back Pain, Vaccines, Wellness

The Wellness Approach

The Wellness Approach
1/2/2014

Let's define wellness as a state of optimal health for normal function.

Tags: Aging, Brain Health, Depression, Digestive Health, Exercise, Muscle & Joint Health, Weight Management, Wellness