Ready Health Go!
Health Research assistant
WHAT IS READY HEALTH GO ALL ABOUT
Ready Health Go! (RHG) is a Health Consulting Practice that helps clients research any health condition(s) or set of symptoms that is important to them.
WHAT I DO
WHAT INSPIRED RHG
My own health crisis was the beginning of experiencing how the preventative/primary care insurance model (with its long list of restrictive insurance "cost saving" rules) failed to provide any kind of relief/resolution with my own chronic and complex health condition(s)... because they either didn't acknowledge my condition(s) and/or did not know how to diagnose and/or treat said condition(s).
Thankfully I discovered a growing number of amazing medical professionals who became disillusioned with their own industry and broke away from using the preventative/primary care insurance model. However, these forward thinking functional/holistic/alternative medical professionals charged a premium upfront, which can absolutely be worth it, BUT I quickly learned (and this is my BIG sticking point) that the high premium I eagerly paid did not mean I would in turn receive good quality and competent care. It was then that I realized somthing bigger than me was going on.
ACCESS TO MEDICAL CARE CRISIS
Health care costs, for a fair share of individuals, has become an unaffordable but necessary luxury. Many who are too disabled to work are left without a licensed health care professional who will treat them. Especially when the preventative/primary care insurance model throws their hands up in the air when presented with chronic and complex conditions that they don't acknowledge and/or understand.
In the same breath many of my clients (who have hired 10+ practitioners in a 3-10 year period) have shared troubling stories of poor standard of care in the functional/holistic/alternative realm which led them to jump from one licensed health care provider to the next. In my personal experience this poor standard of care is squarely rooted in providers taking on more patients than is humanly possible to manage. This gravely compromises the quality of care, stresses the patient and the patient either gets sicker or sees very little if any results.
The functional/holistic/alternative realm has been, and still currently is, like the wild wild west. Where seemingly anything goes (with how a chronically ill persons care is managed) at the expense of the chronically ill persons time, emotional wellbeing, and wallet. With so many out there it takes time to find a licensed health care provider but there are many in the functional/holistic/alternative realm who absolutely understand the experience of being their patient IS a huge part of the healing process and they know their bedside manner can positively or adversely effect the final treatment outcome.
The above paragraph mentions an issue which is a taboo subject one that popular health/fitness professionals, coaches, podcasters and gurus refuse to broach or discuss... but this dialogue needs to be openly discussed ASAP in order for all of us to fix it together, even if it is unpleasant and uncomfortable at first.
IN A NUTSHELL
The preventative care/insurance model has ghosted most patients with chronic complex conditions while handing out a psychosomatic diagnosis (which is code for "we don't know what we are doing or what to do with you") and a RX for an antidepressant.
Yet when hiring a functional/holistic/alternative medical professional, if a competent professional has not been chosen, the quality of care can be extremely unpredictable, emotionally draining, time consuming and a huge financial drain... leaving many feeling like they are flushing money straight down the toilet!
WHAT TO DO
As patients we must learn to advocate for ourselves by tuning into our bodies and communicating our exact expectations to providers we hire (before hiring them and throughout the working relationship). After completing my practitioner training with Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN-P) I was more in tune with my body and more confident guiding my team of medical professionals which improved the overall quality of care I received. If a medical professional was unwilling to talk to me or listen to my questions (since I am paying them and they work for me... not the other way around) I fired them, proceeded to learn how to do various things I wanted to try without them and/or located another medical professional who was more competent, open and relevant with the times.
I AM HERE TO ASSIST YOU
Working with a licensed medical professional you trust is critical. My goal is to help you to experience the best quality of care possible. I am able to do this by helping you research the condition(s)/treatments important to you; which will allow you to communicate better with them. Additionally, I am able to help you order labs you think are important, if you are having problems getting them, to take to your appointments to discuss with your medical team. Being as knowledgeable as possible can help you to better direct your team of medical professional(s) so you get what you want/need from them.
Thus far all the clients I have worked with are extremely knowledgable about their condition(s), very independent and have specific thoughts on what they want their health care to look like. My role is to assist you to reach your goals, down the path you determine is right for you, and to do it in the manner that suits you best.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I have always been drawn to working with individuals who want to learn how to help themselves and RHG provides the opportunity to make that happen. I am looking forward to assisting you on your unique health journey helping you find your N=1.
Betsy Maldonado FDN-P
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