Junkfood Science: Cardiologist writes his patients

June 17, 2009

Cardiologist writes his patients

It's a shame that too few consumers understand what medical professionals do about what’s coming and being planned for them in healthcare reform and the woo that is today’s preventive health movement. Dr. Westby G. Fisher, M.D., a board certified internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist at NorthShore University HealthSystem and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, writes a satirical letter to his patients, advising them to stay healthy!

Dear Mr. and Ms. Patient,

It has come to my attention that in order for your to enjoy success as patients in the new era of health care reform, you must start working now to prevent illnesses that might befall you. Do not, under any circumstances, eat or drink too much. Fast food might as well be considered illegal. Exercise three, four, five times a day, even if it means take time off from work. It goes without saying that you should not smoke. The government has data that demonstrates how you have become fat, lazy, and a huge burden on our health care system. Your non-compliance threatens the very fiber of our economy. Even employers realize this, and are using calculators to figure your financial burden to them.

Now, in the unfortunate circumstance where you might become sick, you will need to develop symptoms that follow a few simple rules….

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