The need to tackle public health issues has led to the medical education being transferred from classrooms to the public. This is done through organized forums and events in public places. Increased disease caseloads focus on preventive care, need to address epidemics such as diabetes, obesity and an aging population as well as driving cost efficiencies within the practice have been made available to those interested through these events.
Primary care clinicians gather to discuss and explore the latest technology, ideas and research in primary care medicine. At the Pri-Med South, the Harvard Medical School and the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine deliver vast clinical lectures.
Clinical issues in Primary Care
There were excellent keynote speakers that graced the occasion. Those who grasped my attention include Vincent DeGennaro, MD, and William H. Frist. Personally, I had a grand time when Doctor Mark MD talked on overeating obesity and food addiction. It was eye opening as he addressed new paradigms and progress in developing medical treatments for obesity.
When he explained how there are limitations in addiction research, limiting treatment options to exercise, diet, and admonitions and continued overeating. This was a key topic affecting me personally, as I have special understanding with acquaintances and relatives with this problem.
It was inspiring as he discouraged overweight and obese people from relying on surgery, diabetes and hypertension ignoring neuroscience and neuropharmacology. His comparison of research on diabetes and diseases caused by smoking in the 70s and 80s was amusing. It was important to note that obesity is the worlds and the US’s number one health problem currently. This requires urgent attention both at research work and at treatment to minimize it before it blows out of hand and become uncontrollable.
Health eating and balanced diet observations have become a challenge to many US people furthermore during these difficult economic periods. People no longer watch what they are eating or at what time they take their meals. These unscheduled eating habits have led to cases of obesity being on the rise in the US. Fatty foods and snacks compose most American’s diet that rarely leaves time for a well balanced diet meal.
Another speaker who was insightful was William Frist MD who talked of how medicine serves as the 21st century currency for peace. He elaborated how health transcends boundaries both political and cultural. He added that physicians have an opportunity society heroes who acquired skills at home and elsewhere in the world (Frist 124).
Doctor Mark Gold speech was engaging and inspiring to the public and me. It helped those present to review their eating habits and live within meals that do not cause health problems. Obesity is largely caused by food addiction that is not a balanced diet. These food addictions are like other addictions of smoking, drinking or anything harmful to the human body. It is better for all people to be keen on their diet to avoid diseases such as obesity, diabetes and even hypertension (Gold 102).
Attending a pri.med is a significant event that all people should be encouraged to attend. It gives them a chance to learn more without diseases and their treatment without necessarily visiting a hospital or medical consultant. They get a chance to relate with different medical experts and specialists as they get first hand information in a variety of diseases. This helps to not only enlighten those present but also encourage them, their relatives and friends to take part. This leads to an existence of a well-informed population, which understands preventive, cure and treatment of food related diseases.
Gold, M. (2012). Overeating, obesity and Food Addiction: New Paradigm and Progress in Developing Medical Treatments. Presented at Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Web.
Frist W. (2012). Medicine as a Currency for Peace: The Passion to Bring Health, Hope and Healing. Presented at Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Web.