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The Dr Karen Show with Peter J Weiss MD Founder & President of the More Health Less Care Alliance

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Dr Weiss trained as an infectious disease specialist & had a passion for taking care of very sick people. He spent the majority of his workday in the hospital treating individuals with serious illnesses; bone & joint infections, bacterial sepsis, & pneumonia. A new health insurance company was formed by the local healthcare system. Dr Weiss was asked to serve as the Medical Director for them. He accepted and a new journey began & it was an eye opener. A new way of looking at health and illness was required as Dr Weiss began working to create a better healthcare system to ensure that the "right things" happened for all of the members. The idea was that if the members received "quality care" they would be well. Gradually it became clear that the efforts were not resulting in improved health or wellness for most of the plan members. They were just as overweight as before. Diabetes & hypertension were still developing; more care wasn't producing more health. He realized that the greatest burden of illness in the members of this insurance plan was directly related to their lifestyles. He became interested in what he could do to help individuals change their lives, improve their health & avoid illness. He began asking questions too-what kind of doctor should I be, How am I going to help people change? What gets them to start and maintain new behaviors? He gained clarity around these issues, realizing how our minds can keep us trapped in old behaviors & how we can initiate change by 1st learning new patterns of thought and behavior. The principles of effective change & of helping others to change were becoming clear & he decided to write about them; His book More Health Less Care flowed, the words came easily & all the help he needed appeared. Within 18 a finished product was ready for publication. Dr Peter J Weiss is passionate about building America's Wellness System & the Founder of the More Health Less Care.

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