Who are the Best Candidates for Using Holistic Skincare?
Interviewer: Describe the kind of patient who is most likely to have successful outcome with your treatment, what might they have to do that is a challenge.
Dr. Dattner: Well, the people who have the best results with me are first of all really motivated. There is not a question about whether this is a yes or no, or what the priority is. And unfortunately, a lot of people are not so clear about their priorities and they are also not so clear about…. The important thing I just want to mention is that I see skin disease as a symptom more that I see it as a condition. So my perspective is what is this telling us, what can we change and how can this impact a person’s life, so I love to have positive side effects.
Dr. Dattner: Persons gets more energy they run faster they…. you know. Instead of having negative…
Dr. Dattner: Exactly, leg swelling goes away. I thought at least things that they didn’t even mention get better and to me that’s really what it’s about. So the kinds of….
Interviewer: So the kinds of patients who might most likely respond.
Dr. Dattner: So the kinds of patients then are ones who are first of all committed. Second of all, can actually afford the supplements and seeing me, you know if they can…. Unfortunately the government and the insurance will pay huge sums of money for certain medications.
Dr. Dattner: They always have being receiving tens of thousands of dollars even more for certain medications, but they don’t pay now for cognitive work. So spending an hour or more with a patient and being versed in two or three different fields and up to date in those things, they don’t care about that and so it’s impossible to do this on insurance, unless somebody is feeding you money in the back. So unfortunately, it’s too big. I think there is going to be a day when this becomes recognized, when it becomes clear that there is some people who I can fix for much less money in a conventional way. And it’s a small group and it’s a definite group and there are people to be paid for. But at this particular time, people have to be able to afford to do this and they have to be willing to give up favorite foods. Often it’s, the drink at work or afterwards, things that they would crave, that’s sometime the biggest challenge.
Interviewer: Yeah, habits breaking them.
Dr. Dattner: Breaking habits, breaking the expectations of their friends and their husband and their family who says come on….
Dr. Dattner: So those people who can make those changes and the last one is, since I haven’t found the magic way to do this, they have to take supplements and that means taking a bunch of pills.
Interviewer: Right, great, great answer.