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The Future of Medicine: How to Steer the Titanic with a Fork

  • Carlson Center 2010 2nd Avenue Fairbanks, AK, 99701 United States (map)


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For the first time in American history, the current generation of children may have shorter life expectancies than their parents.  We spend more on healthcare than any other nation in the world, yet remain plotted toward the proverbial iceberg.  How do we, as a city and state, diverge from this course and provide future generations with the health they need to thrive?

5 Things You Will Learn

  1. The current course of health in our country is unsustainable and, if not changed, will bankrupt and destroy us from the inside out.

  2. Change has to start at the local level and trickle upward.

  3. Medicine, despite incredible advances, must revert back to basics...and do them well.

  4. The model of healthcare needs an overhaul from the current “disease management” to a more preventative and “wellness promotion” one.

  5. We need to use policy at the local, state, and national level to incentavize change.

Dr. May is a primary care provider at the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine, practicing with an emphasis in drug-free pain management techniques and treating endocrine disorders (obesity, diabetes, and hypothyroidism).  He has been practicing for seven years, five of which have been in Fairbanks.  He graduated from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, and interned with the “Father of Aerobics” Dr. Kenneth Cooper at the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research in Dallas, Texas.  He, his wife and four boys are active members of Radiant Church and love exploring the vastness of Alaska

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