So far, I am unsure if anyone has read any of my postings. Given the enormity of the World Wide Web, and the number of blogs that are on it, not to mention the other types of web pages, to be unread is little surprise. Actually, I am aware of one person who has read my past postings, and for her I am grateful. I changed the title today. The decision in life that set the path toward this blog was the decision to take control of my future and look for other ways to develop income besides my medical practice. The general public in the United States is unaware that physician and hospital payments are being set by the federal government. This occurs with the Medicare reimbursement schedule. Next the private carriers declare their payments as a percent of Medicare. If a physician practice is in a specialy or sub-specialty that requires cooperation with hospitals and other physicians, then it is almost impossible to not cooperate with the system. Like any other citizen, physicians can look elsewhere for income. That lead me to look for a reputable nutritional supplement to offer to my patients, friends and anyone else who is interested.
As I was looking, I was also reading various books about business in our current age. One book that is a real eye opener is Revolutionary Wealth by the Tofflers. They have looked in greath depth to the future and point out the effect that globalization is having. Maufacturing will move out of the country (USA), and leave us with what they call third wave industry. The core of third wave, if I understand correctly, is the creative application of knowledge and developing new ideas to further improve life on the planet. Of course, the general worker in the cities and towns will need to do something, and what is left are service industries or global influences using the internet. The other person that I love to read is Seth Godin. He makes an excellent case for blogging as one of the newest and most effective ways to promote a business or idea. Hence this blog.
Next you ask, "How does Agel fit in?" Agel is the nutritional company that I chose. The products are organic and all natural. They are delivered in form of a gel, rather than as pills or liquids that can spill. The company is relatively new and is already world wide. Now I even have a web site to explain everything at www.drjshotwell.com. The really good news is that I have been using the products myself. My favorite is OHM. It is the one for severe energy. My office staff tell me that it is working. Indeed, I feel better and get a lot more done.