Dr. Yale Smith, MD of the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic + Regenerative Medicine shares his personal experience with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in this interview by Kris Urquhart of Natural Awakenings Magazine. Dr. Smith rebuilt his health using the principals of Functional Medicine and shares how he applies this in his practice to help his patients resolve health issues and improve their quality of life with health and wellness.
As a former anesthesiologist whose practiced for close to 3 decades I am well aware of patients requiring surgical procedures following a fall. Many of such patients are over 65 years old and have co – morbid issues in their medical history making it challenging for the anesthesiologist to provide proper care for such patients. I myself have taken care of thousand of patients over the years some of which required hip surgery. My oldest was a woman that was 101 years old. Though she was a healthy woman it was challenging anesthetic to perform.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Physicians weekly news letter site that the average cost to the patent is $26,912.00 for hip surgery. Forty percent of these patients re-quire post surgical nursing care costing roughly $200.00 per day. The statistics show that over 300,000 patients over the age of 65 sustain hip fractures and it is estimated by 2040 it will rise by 500,000 patients. Read more
By Ken Datzman
Driven by the rise in technological advancements and a growing consumer demand for aesthetic and rejuvenation procedures, the anti-aging market has been on an upward revenue trajectory for at least the last five years.
The fast-expanding segment is forecast to generate revenue of $303 billion by 2025. Earlier this year, an executive from biotech firm Juvenescence predicted the field of longevity will eventually “dwarf the dotcom boom.”
The business of anti-aging and integrative medicine is starting to reshape and transform health care in America, and is attracting veteran physician specialists like Dr. Yale Smith. Read more
You could say that Dr. Yale Smith is a Renaissance physician, for, unlike many specialists, he has experience in a broad range of aspects of the medical field. His 33 years in medicine include a career in plastic surgery, which led Dr. Smith to do research in it before he transferred his focus to clinical medicine. He later switched to anesthesiology because this aspect of medicine allowed him to do both technical and critical decisions for the patient.
Dr. Smith is also well acquainted with medicine from the patient’s perspective after a bout with swine flu left him in intensive care for six weeks and almost killed him not once, but twice.
“I coded twice and spent six weeks in a coma and five weeks in a rehabilitation hospital learning how to walk again,” said the Rockledge physician.
The illness required two years of extensive outpatient rehabilitation and affected his lungs to such a degree that he was forced to retire from practicing anesthesiology.
Everyone today sees advertisements on Television and Radio for the treatment of Gerd. I find it interesting that one commercial will advertise foods or a restaurant that’s menu propagates GERD while the next commercial provides a medication to treat the symptoms of GERD.
GERD leads to the backward flow of the gastric contents from the stomach or esophagus into the esophagus or into the throat region. The contents could be undigested food particulate matter to liquid acid.
Symptoms can include: heartburn which sometimes can mimic a myocardial infarct (heart attack) TO regurgitation, silent or microscopic aspiration leading to the person coughing. This refluxing can lead to a set up for aspiration pneumonia.