– How do we prevent all of us from being dependent on pharmaceuticals? You know, you look at people over the age of 65, a majority of them are on five or more medications.

– Right, which all come with side effects.

– And which are treating preventable diseases that, that we should have been looking at in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and trying to mitigate those health risks through preventative wellness models like Siskiyou Vital Medicine to keep you off of drugs like that. You know, drugs aren’t, I’m not saying drugs are bad but when you have to take five or six pills a day, that sort of limits your ability to enjoy your life, it works into on your wallet, on your financial situation.

– Cuz they’re not cheap.

– They’re not, they’re not cheap. But they’re not really addressing, majority of the time, they’re really not addressing the root cause of illness. So

– They’re symptom-based.

– So, while, yeah, but they’re, like I said, they’re not evil. They sort of get you out of a tough spot sometimes. But isn’t it better to, sort of, fix the check engine light, you know, like see what’s going on under the engine instead of just putting a piece of tape over it or unplugging the light bulb? You know? Or instead of continually airing up a leaky tire, just fix the flat.

– Get a new tire.

– Just get a, or get a new tire but at least patch it. You know?

– Yeah.

– And so that’s kinda what we’re looking at and the direct care model is really, and a lot of you know the direct care model is really nice, in that it allows us time to work on those things without being cost prohibitive.

– Right. Exactly. It allows the patient to come in and get quality care, a significant portion of time, 45 minutes to an hour, with either one of us where we can really get in and do the work that’s necessary to, for healing.