Axiom Administrative Services is Proud to Announce Axiom Internet Marketing!

ByJulianC

Axiom Administrative Services is Proud to Announce Axiom Internet Marketing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Axiom Administrative Services is proud to announce its latest expansion into Internet marketing with Axiom Internet Marketing. Axiom Administrative Services is presently experiencing continued high levels of success with Internet marketing in the health care industry with its integrated health care marketing practices. With Axiom Internet Marketing, Axiom Administrative Services is pleased to expand its Internet marketing services into industries beyond the health care market. Offering and implementing the same services available to its health care clients, Axiom Internet Marketing (www.axiomseo.com) will be able to offer its new non-health care clients the same efficient, timely and top-notch Internet marketing services. Services available from Axiom Internet Marketing include: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Design & Development, Video/Media Production and Editing, Social Media Management, Graphic Design and Communication Database Creation & Management. Axiom Internet Marketing, with its launch, is proud to announce its inaugural clients:  LegalDaytona.com, Totalcomfortfl.com and Onealbrownproduction.com.

Axiom Internet Marketing’s first inaugural client is http://www.LegalDaytona.com. LegalDaytona.com is the website for The Law Office of Robert Abraham, P. A. We have already built his website from the ground up and continually update it for him. With over 4 decades of practicing law in the State of Florida, our inaugural legal client has retained our services because of our established Internet marketing practices already demonstrated through our health care marketing services. Attorney Robert Abraham has practiced civil law in East Central Florida and the Daytona Beach area for his entire career. He has focused specifically on Real Estate Law, Corporate & Business Law and Wills, Trusts and Probate. His practice has helped countless personal and business clients form companies and individuals buy and sell land and deal with personal and family issues in the courts of Florida.

Our next inaugural client is Total Comfort, a Florida-based general contractor company. Total Comfortfl.com provides heating & air conditioning, electrical, propane gas and plumbing installation and maintenance services for residents of Volusia and Flagler counties since 1976. We are now providing them with complete web design, content & SEO services to help them target their local customers. This company is family owned and has been helping customers of the two aforementioned counties for nearly 4 decades. With Axiom Internet Marketing, Total Comfort is now able to help this company market its services on the Internet for the next 40 years.

O’Neal Brown is a freelance photographer based in New York with his own self-titled website: www.onealbrownproduction.com. He specializes in taking photographs of real life situations including weddings, modeling shoots, sporting events and nature scenes. Utilizing his experience, attention to detail along with his inside and out photography and filmography know-how, he provides virtually any type of still or motion picture production. He gives everything he has with every project so emotions are invoked of everyone who looks at his works.

With these three inaugural clients, Axiom Internet Marketing has just begun to expand into the non-health care Internet marketing scene. We are proud to transfer and implement our knowledge and expert skills related to Internet marketing for non-health care businesses that are looking to gain a highly optimized and high converting web presence. We understand that having an online presence is essential to growing and thriving in today’s global economy. We have proven ourselves with our top-notch health care industry online optimization services. Now, we are ready to help all types of business in Florida and elsewhere take their business from doing well to doing great!

Axiom Internet Marketing can help build and take your online presence to the next level and increase your company’s bottom line and size. Whether you need website design, your website to be Search Engine Optimized (SEO), you desire regular blog posts or any of our other online business optimization services, Axiom Internet Marketing can help you take your business to the next level!

So if you are a Plumber, Electrician, Attorney, Photographer or own your own business and need customers to find you in Google and you are located in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire we are your Internet Company of choice. Check out Legal Daytona, O’Neal Brown Production and or Total Comfort.  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) , Social Media Management and or need assistance with Video/Media Production we can help you. Visit our Services Page and we may be reached at (800)-888-6348 or via email at info@axiomwebmarketing.com. Call us for a free consultation. Disclaimer.

 

 

ByJulianC

Obamacare: How the Obamacare and Its New Taxes Trample upon Americans’ Liberty

 

Recent reports have noted how The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) also known as Obamacare will penalize workers who don’t have health insurance through a federal tax penalty.[ii] Axiom Administrative Services believes the new federal health care law, through its increased taxes upon businesses and individuals and its individual mandate, is trampling upon the freedom and rights of American citizens to choose their own health and keep more of their hard earned money. Axiom Administrative Services would like to get your opinion on how the new health care law will impact your health care options, ability to earn a living and make your own health care decisions.

Along with opponents of President Obama’s new health care, its supporters have no problem pointing out its flaws.[iii] According to David Gamage, a self-described Obamacare supporter and staff writer for the Wall Street Journal, feels Obamacare has bad provisions in it. He believes, as the law currently stands, will create unneeded costs for the average working American.[iv] He believes the law dis-incentivizes workers from taking higher paying full-time jobs because the law removes tax-payer subsidies by doing so, “Consider a low-income American supporting a family of four deciding whether to take a part-time job that pays $36,000 a year or a full-time job that pays $42,000 a year. According to my research, accepting the higher-paying job could result in the family losing over $10,000 a year in health-care subsidies.”[v] David Gamage’s quote and research shows many groups get hurt by the new health care law. First, the family of four does not have much incentive to work harder to make $6,000 more a year when they would lose a subsidy of $10,000 per year. Taxpayers lose out because they have to pay for the family’s $10,000 subsidy.[vi]  Businesses also lose out because as more workers become part-time versus full time, they lose their stable labor pools provided by full-time jobs with benefits. Additionally, hiring managers report that overseeing a part-time staff incurs more costs and unseen problems which reduce a businesses’ efficiency.[vii]

According to the Heritage Foundation, a Washington D.C. think tank, Obamacare is going to implement over 18 brand new taxes while removing hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare. Based on the following chart:

 

(Source:  The Heritage Foundation. Obamacare’s 18 New Tax Hikes [Web Page]. The Heritage Foundation web site. http://blog.heritage.org/2012/08/20/obamacares-18-new-tax-hikes/ Accessed October 31, 2012.

Specifically, the Heritage foundation sees 2013 as a notable year because this legislation cuts a large amount of funding from Medicare and raises taxes by quite a bit in 2013 alone, “Not only did the President and his partners in Congress take $716 billion out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare, but they also raise taxes by $836.3 billion to pay for it, with $36.3 billion hitting Americans in 2013 alone.”[viii]

There are other taxes that are and will impact employers and employees when Obamacare is further implemented. Regarding health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible savings accounts (FSAs), this legislation severely reduces the number and type of medical products that can be purchased with funds from these accounts. For persons with HSAs who buy prohibited items with funds from these accounts will now incur a 20 percent fine on the purchase. After 2013, people with FSAs will only be able to deposit up to $2,500 per year, much less than previously allowed.[ix]  In order for health expenses to be deducted, expenses must be 10 percent of one’s adjusted gross income compared to 7.5 percent of one’s adjusted gross income before this legislation passed.[x] This threshold to deduct medical expenses has increased by one-third; therefore, this will undoubtedly impact millions of people and impact the take home pay of millions of people.

Perhaps the most disheartening and lasting effects of Obamacare is that it is in direct contradiction to President Obama’s promise not to raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year.[xi] Experts predict Obamacare is going to cost Americans jobs and future wage increases. According to the Heritage Foundation, health care “plans valued in excess of $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families”[xii] will have to pay a new 40 percent excise tax for such coverage. Through indirect taxes such as increased costs for medical devices, prescription and non-prescriptions medications because companies are simply going to pass on the costs from Obamacare to consumers, Obamacare is squeezing consumers from virtually every angle. Coupled with taxes on tanning services and similar services, the new federal healthcare is encircling American businesses and consumers leaving them with fewer and fewer options because prices will rise from direct government policies.[xiii]

As you can see from this analysis on Obamacare, once Obamacare is fully implemented, businesses, workers and consumers will be deluged with numerous taxes. While businesses can and often do pass on taxes to consumers in the form of higher prices and employers to their employees by not hiring or giving pay increases, consumers will only put up with so many tax and price increases. Consumers, who also employees for the majority of the time, will suffer the most because they are left powerless by the lack of availability of jobs, increased prices for healthcare and taxes. Axiom Administrative Services would like to know your thoughts on how The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will affect you now and for the future.

So if you are a Physician, Healthcare Provider and or a Hospital in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire or a top ranked Hospital in Florida such as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center or a great surgeon like Dr. Christian Birkedal or need Healthcare (SEO) Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management and or need assistance with Video/Media Production we can help you. Visit our Services Page and we may also  be reached at (800)-888-6348 or via email at info@axiomadminserv.com. Call us for a free consultation. Disclaimer.

 



[ii] Ellis, Ryan. Get ready to fill out Obamacare’s individual mandate tax form. The Daily Caller.  http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/30/get-ready-to-fill-out-obamacares-individual-mandate-tax-form/, Accessed October 31, 2012

[iii] Gamage, David. David Gamage: ObamaCare’s Costs to the Working Class. The Wall Street Journal (Online Edition).  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203335504578086702676417058.html Accessed October 31, 2012

[iv] Gamage, David. David Gamage: ObamaCare’s Costs to the Working Class. The Wall Street Journal (Online Edition).  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203335504578086702676417058.html Accessed October 31, 2012

[v] Gamage, David. David Gamage: ObamaCare’s Costs to the Working Class. The Wall Street Journal (Online Edition).  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203335504578086702676417058.html Accessed October 31, 2012

[vi] Gamage, David. David Gamage: ObamaCare’s Costs to the Working Class. The Wall Street Journal (Online Edition).  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203335504578086702676417058.html Accessed October 31, 2012

[vii] http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/09/obamacare-transforming-america-into-part-timer-nation/

[viii] Fleming, John and Alyene Senger. Obamacare’s 18 New Tax Hikes. The Heritage Network: The Foundary. http://blog.heritage.org/2012/08/20/obamacares-18-new-tax-hikes/, Accessed October 31, 2012

[ix] Dubay, Curtis S. Obamacare: Impact on Taxpayers. The Heritage Foundation.  http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/04/obamacare-impact-on-taxpayers, Accessed October 31, 2012

[x] Dubay, Curtis S. Obamacare: Impact on Taxpayers. The Heritage Foundation.  http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/04/obamacare-impact-on-taxpayers, Accessed October 31, 2012

[xi] Dubay, Curtis S. Obamacare: Impact on Taxpayers. The Heritage Foundation.  http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/04/obamacare-impact-on-taxpayers, Accessed October 31, 2012

[xii][xii] Dubay, Curtis S. Obamacare: Impact on Taxpayers. The Heritage Foundation.  http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/04/obamacare-impact-on-taxpayers, Accessed October 31, 2012

[xiii][xiii] Dubay, Curtis S. Obamacare: Impact on Taxpayers. The Heritage Foundation.  http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/04/obamacare-impact-on-taxpayers, Accessed October 31, 2012

ByJulianC

Obamacare: Supposedly Increasing Insurance Coverage at the Expense of Workers’ Hours?

The 2012 September Jobs’ report lowered the unemployment rate to 7.8% after 114,000 full-time and 582,000 part-time jobs were created last month. This rate moved 0.3% lower from its 8.1% unemployment rate calculated from the August 2012 Jobs’ report solely because of part time jobs, not healthy grow of full-time jobs. [i] However, many people, including Jeffrey H. Anderson from the weekly Standard, believe that Obamacare’s employer mandated health care coverage, including its new definition of “full-time” for workers, is in large part to blame for the large number of newly created part-time jobs.[ii]

Delving more in-depth into the new mandate of Obamacare, one must look into the new definition of “full-time” created by the Obama administration’s recently passed legislation, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), to see why there are more part time jobs being created. Jeffrey H. Anderson of the weekly Standard points out that under Obamacare, employees working 30 hours or more per week are now classified as “full-time.” Since full-time employees, working for employers that have 50 or more employees, must have healthcare through the Obamacare mandate, employers who decide not to provide coverage or pay the fine, will create more part-time jobs in the future to get around this mandate.[iii] Therefore, one can directly blame Obamacare for more and more part time jobs being created with even fewer hours compared to a full-time being defined as either 35 hours per week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the traditional 40-hour work week.[iv][v]

Since Obamacare is creating a new class of part-time workers, it is fundamentally interfering with the relationship between employer and employee. It disrupts how businesses run their organizations and how workers interact within the labor market. Ed Morrissey, a writer at the website Hotair.com, points out how government intervention can be very costly to the market, “This is the problem with massive government interventions into markets.  They create perverse incentives, and force participants in markets to look for alternatives to the massive costs of those interventions.”[vi] What Ed Morrissey means by this quote is that Obamacare has forced unnecessary stress upon the markets.

He goes on to discuss how Obamacare’s intentional or unintentional creation of a class of part-time workers is detrimental to both workers and businesses alike, “Businesses usually prefer stable labor pools, and full-time status and reasonable benefits usually help provide that kind of stability.  As a hiring manager for years, I can tell you from personal experience that managing a part-time staff creates its own costs and headaches, much of which won’t be felt in the home office of a multiple-location entity like Darden.”[vii] He further discusses, “However, the costs may not outweigh the savings any longer derived from dumping benefits for workers — and that’s doubly true in a bad job market for workers.”[viii]

Based on this information, Obamacare’s 30-hour work week full-time status and the resulting class of growing part time workers show this structural change in the unemployment figures is directly and almost exclusively attributable to Obamacare’s contents. There is more disheartening news because according to Mike Shedlock, there are 8,613,000 people who are currently in part-time jobs but want to have full-time positions. This figure does not include the 582,000 new part-time jobs created in September of 2012.[ix] Based on these figures alone, and as Obamacare is going to be fully implemented fully on January 1, 2014, one could extrapolate that there we be more part-time workers and less full-time workers as time goes on.[x]

Based on the evidence presented here, it seems that Obamacare is not welcomed by many workers and many businesses and owners. Looking at the evidence presented here, you will see that the new full-time work week of 30-hours and the related health insurance mandate for full-time workers will make more and more companies contemplate whether they want to follow the law or shift their workforce more and more to a part-time staff. Based on everything discussed, Obamacare can certainly share some of the blame for the structural shift in the economy from full-time workers to part-time workers.

Now that we have covered the real and lasting effects of Obamacare, we would like to ask you the same question again. If you are a physician, where do you stand on Obamacare and the deleterious effects upon the economy, but more importantly the patients of America? You only have a few days to change the course of America and its health care system.

So if you are a Physician, Healthcare Provider and or a Hospital in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire or a top ranked Hospital in Florida such as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center or a great surgeon like Dr. Christian Birkedal or need Healthcare (SEO) Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management and or need assistance with Video/Media Production we can help you. Visit our Services Page and we may also  be reached at (800)-888-6348 or via email at info@axiomadminserv.com. Call us for a free consultation. Disclaimer.


[i] Shedlock, Mike. September Jobs +114,000; Unemployment Rate 7.8%; Part-Time Workers +582,000; Initial Reaction and Election Impact. 5 October 2012. http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/10/september-jobs-114000-unemployment-rate.html. Accessed October 29, 2012.

[ii] Anderson, Jeffrey H. Obamacare and the 29-Hour Ceiling. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-and-29-hour-ceiling_655219.html, Accessed October 29, 2012.

[iii] Anderson, Jeffrey H. Obamacare and the 29-Hour Ceiling. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-and-29-hour-ceiling_655219.html, Accessed October 29, 2012.

[iv] BLS Information: Glossary. http://www.bls.gov/bls/glossary.htm#F, Accessed October 29, 2012.

[v] Cover, Matt. Obamacare Mandate: Anyone Who Works 30-Hour Week Is Now “Full-Time.”  http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obamacare-mandate-anyone-who-works-30-hour-week-now-full-time, Accessed October 29, 2012.

[vi] Morrissey, Ed. ObamaCare transforming America into Part-Timer Nation?  http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/09/obamacare-transforming-america-into-part-timer-nation/, Accessed October 29, 2012

[vii] Morrissey, Ed. ObamaCare transforming America into Part-Timer Nation?  http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/09/obamacare-transforming-america-into-part-timer-nation/, Accessed October 29, 2012

[viii] Morrissey, Ed. ObamaCare transforming America into Part-Timer Nation?  http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/09/obamacare-transforming-america-into-part-timer-nation/, Accessed October 29, 2012

[ix] Shedlock, Mike. September Jobs +114,000; Unemployment Rate 7.8%; Part-Time Workers +582,000; Initial Reaction and Election Impact. 5 October 2012. http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/10/september-jobs-114000-unemployment-rate.html. Accessed October 29, 2012.

[x] Alonso-Zaldivar, Ricardo. Obamacare Poll: Most Americans Expect To See Affordable Care Act Implemented.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/obamacare-poll_n_1915091.html, Accessed October 29, 2012.
ByJulianC

What to Look for in a Cardiologist and/ or a Cardiac Electrophysiologist

 

Check out the Heart Rhythm Specialist of South Florida’s latest blog post:

What to Look for in a Cardiologist and/ or a Cardiac Electrophysiologist.

Here’s the link to the post:  http://www.heartrhythmsfla1.com/blog/2012/10/29/what-to-look-for-in-a-cardiologist-and-or-a-cardiac-electrophysiologist/

http://www.axiomhealthseo.com/

 

 

 

ByJulianC

Integrated Medicine: The Importance of Nutrition and Overall Health

 

According to WebMD, integrative medicine can be summed up as a “whole-person approach — designed to treat the person, not just the disease.”[i] In fact, while there might be some nonconventional medical therapies used within the integrative medicine approach, the main tenant of integrative health is to implement therapies, both conventional and alternative, to heal the mind, body and spirit. Simply defined integrative medicine takes Western medicine and complements it with natural and alternative treatments including herbal medicine, yoga, stress reduction strategies, massage and acupuncture. Miami Integrative Medicine works with every patient, every day to deliver the most complementary medicine. [i]

Integrative medicine improves overall health because it focuses on a comprehensive approach to health from head to toe. When a health problem is discovered, rather than looking at it from a completely medical perspective, it considers all factors that may have contributed to the condition. Factors include how the mind-body connection can directly influence the performance of the body’s immune system.[i] Taking a comprehensive look at one’s emotional, spiritual and physical health, with an emphasis on the relationship between patient and practitioner, integrative medicine looks for all causes and all cures.

Nutrition is a cornerstone of integrative medicine and thus should be followed to promote optimal health. As part of a maintaining one’s spiritual and mental health, nutrition is another way to complement one’s integrative medicine treatment. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, eating a diet based on integrative medicine principles can both prevent and treat cancer. Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, in as many colors as possible, are some concrete recommendations to prevent and treat cancer. Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli have a natural chemotherapy type compound. Berries are loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients. Generally speaking, Dr. Weil believes that along with the fruits, vegetables and berries, eating nuts, whole grains, and cold-water fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids is the best way to complement an approach to integrative medicine.[ii]

Dr. Andrew Weil, consistent with the integrative medicine approach, believes nutrition can only go so far. Hence, there is a need for the complementary approach found with integrative medicine. He believes that a lot of physicians do not spend enough time with their patients going over prevention methods and how to live a healthier life. Since the traditional-only medical community focuses on the causation and fix formula, integrative medicine can provide a hybrid traditional and holistic approach to staying well. Therefore along with eating a wide variety of minimally processed organic foods[iii] and the need for physicians to spend more time educating their patients, found in integrative medicine, Dr. Weil believes following the integrative medicine formula is a good start.[ii]

Proper nutrition can be accomplished by eating foods, but also by nourishing the mind and spirit. Those suffering from serious diseases, including cancer, along with their traditional forms of treatment, receive treatment for the mind, body and soul. As WebMD puts it, “As she puts it, the service is designed to ‘deal with everything but the tumor.’ That means helping patients with stress, pain, and anxiety, as well as providing them with ways to manage symptoms and increase their sense of well-being.”[iv]  The services the patient receives include message, acupuncture, music, nutrition, supplement counseling, meditation, self-hypnosis and much more. The patient became intrigued by it and noticed her pain, stress and anxiety were markedly reduced because her treatment focused on her cancer and her entire body, mind and soul. Now, tying everything together, one can see that integrative medicine takes a comprehensive survey of sicknesses and treats them with not just on approach, but a multi-prong approach.

Dr. Jorge Bordenave practices Integrative, Preventive & Clinical Cardiology.
He is NOAA / UHMS Certified Dive Medical Examiner, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, FIU Medical College and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Bordenave’s practice is located at:

 4908 SW 8 street, Coral Gables, Fl. 33134.

They are open Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm.

Phone: 305.446.2444

Website: www.miamiintegrativemedicine.com

 

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Ormond Beach, Florida 32174
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Endnotes

  1. Kam, Katherine. What Is Integrative Medicine? April 16, 2009. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/alternative-medicine-integrative-medicine, Accessed October 24 2012.
  2. Lowering Cancer Risk. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART03061/Preventing-Cancer-With-Integrative-Medicine.html, Accessed October 24, 2012.
  3. Health and Healing in the Dr. Weil Tradition. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/PAG00110/Dr-Weil-Like-Minded-Practitioners.html, Accessed October 24, 2012.
  4. Kam, Katherine. Integrative Medication: A Patient’s View. 10 Marc 2006. http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/integrative-medicine-patients-view, Accessed October 24, 2012.


 

 

 

ByJulianC

What to Look for When You are Looking for a Surgeon

Surgery is a major life event and it is literally a life and death event. Therefore, when you need surgery, you need to make sure that you get the best surgeon available. However, selecting a surgeon is not as simple as picking one out of the phonebook or from an online search. You will learn what to look for when you are looking for a surgeon for yourself or your loved one. There are some simple, but not well-known, attributes to look for when selecting your surgeon.

The first thing to look for when searching for a surgeon is to make sure your surgeon is qualified. In order to make sure your surgeon is competent and qualified, the American College of Surgeons recommends that you look for the three following attributes:  your surgeon is board certified, has ambulatory or hospital accreditation and is a Fellow of the American Colleges of Surgeons.[i] 

It is essential to understand the criteria so you can locate a qualified surgeon. Being board certified entails earning a medical degree, either an OD (Doctor of Osteopathy) or a MD (Medical Doctorate), passing a residency, of three to eight years and passing a written and/or oral examination. After a medical doctor becomes board certified, the certification is valid between six to ten years and must be renewed by attending continuing education classes. Such board certification can be verified independently online.i  Facility accreditation, through ambulatory or hospital accreditation, simply means a hospital, surgery or specialty treatment center is focused on providing its patients top-notch health care and has proven it can meet these commitments. If you see “FACS” after the surgeon’s name, you will see that your surgeon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Having the “FACS” after their name means that the surgeon has voluntarily submitted to and passed standards according to the American College of Surgeons. The criteria to be ACS certified include ethical conduct, training, education, professional qualifications and surgical competence.i For more information, please visit the American College of Surgeons’ website here.

Along with education and certifications, other things to look for when searching for a surgeon is a surgeon’s experience level and their surgical track record. By simply asking your surgeon, you can determine how experienced he or she is. Questions should include how many surgeries have been performed, how many complications and how many secondary surgeries related to the initial one. Another way to determine your surgeon’s level of experience, to verify and get an independent source, and any complications from surgery and even any complaints or sanctions against the surgeon is to check websites from government and independent monitoring agencies.ii

Along with having the knowledge, skill and scientific know-how to be a surgeon, there are other necessary attributes to look for in a surgeon. Your surgeon must be open to change.iii Your surgeon must keep on learning medical and surgical advancements as well as being technically adept. For example, Dr. Thomas R. Russell, who is the executive director of the American College of Surgeons, explains why your surgeon should be open to change, “We have changed in my lifetime from surgery being done in a very invasive way — you had to open people up — and we used to say that great surgeons made big incisions. We have moved in my lifetime from very invasive surgery to what is now becoming minimally invasive.”iii Additionally, Dr. Russell points out that you should look out for a doctor who has good people skills, communicates well and is compassionate towards your individual surgery. Essentially, your surgeon should welcome your questions no matter how difficult they may be – this shows your surgeon understands your concerns and shows empathy towards them.iii

Dr. Christian Birkedal is a Board Certified General Surgeon with over 15 years of providing exceptional service and care to his patients. He specializes in performing minimally-invasive surgeries that allow a patient to recover quickly and with less discomfort. Dr. Birkedal was just recently Awarded Physician of the Quarter which has reasserted Dr. Birkedal’s reputation as a premiere surgeon at one of America’s most highly-regarded medical institutions. Dr. Birkedal is a member of the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association, American College of Surgeons and Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine Society.

Dr. Christian Birkedal’s practice is located at:

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Ste 205 Daytona Beach, Florida 32117

 

The office phone number is 386-231-3530 and they are open

from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Website: www.cbirkedal.com

 

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AXIOM CORPORATE INFORMATION

 69 Appaloosa Lane, Bldg C, Ste. 201

Ormond Beach, Florida 32174

Phone/Fax: 800-888-6348                         

Website:    www.axiomadminserv.com

Integrated Healthcare Marketing Services

 

 

Endnotes

  1. Looking for a Qualified Surgeon? Here’s How. American College of Surgeons. February 6, 2012. http://www.facs.org/public_info/yourhealth/findadoc.html. Accessed October 24, 2012.
  2. Daller, John A. Choosing the right doctor and hospital. 1 August 2012. Available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002069.htm, Accessed October 24 2012.
  3. Berenson, Alex. A Surgeon Opens Up, and Not With a Scalpel. 1 December 2007. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/business/01interview.html?_r=0, Accessed October 24.

 


[i] http://www.facs.org/public_info/yourhealth/findadoc.html

ii http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002069.htm

iii http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/business/01interview.html?_r=0

 

 

 

ByJulianC

Physicians of America: Axiom wants to know what is Your Position on The Patient Protection and Affordable HealthCare Act a/k/a Obamacare?

 

Physicians of America: Axiom wants to know what is Your Position on The Patient Protection and Affordable HealthCare Act a/k/a Obamacare?

Two years after the Affordable Care Act passed the U. S. Congress political commentators see it as one of the country’s most divisive laws in decades.[1] As then Illinois senator Barrack Obama announced his declaration to become the Democrat’s presidential nominee, universal health care has been the topic of discussion all across America.

Dr. Farid Naffah, a physician from Warren, Ohio has penned an advertised piece entitled, “The Risks and Perils of Obamacare.” His piece, endorsed by 43 like-minded physicians, has brought up some serious issues with The Patient Protection and Affordable HealthCare Act. Dr. Naffah has taken the lead to question this law and brings up some serious issues and questions about it, just before President Obama might be elected to a second term. Based on his article, Axiom Administrative Services would like to see where you, as a physician, stand on this legislation.

Dr. Naffah believes this new health care law will discourage and prevent current doctors from running their own private practice. With new regulations and decreased rates of re-imbursement from the government for medical services, private practices are being squeezed financially. Doctor’s offices are “raided” on a regular frequency. Billing systems are regularly audited to obtain payments the government alleges physicians wrongfully billed. Claims of impropriety are often prematurely judged and labeled fraud. Cases of fraud incur massive government fines, which are determined by auditors that receive a financial cut of the total fine levied against physicians’’ private practices.[2]

The article also blames future doctor shortages on Obamacare’s financial disincentives in becoming a doctor. While nearly all people who become doctors do not do it primarily for the financial rewards, most people do expect to be compensated for years of education and residencies. Since physicians are less able to maintain their own practices, and Obamacare will prohibit physicians from owning hospitals, doctors will have their salaries severely limited. When this healthcare legislation is fully implemented, doctors will be lucky to make $150,000 per year; this will be the top of the salary range. Salary ranges for doctors, who on average, have $200,000 or more in education debt, along with the opportunity to pursue career such as lawyers or business owners with a much lower chance of getting sued, will plummet future enrollment figures at medical schools. [2

Dr. Naffah cites some startling statistics about the effects of the healthcare that will impact everyone now and into the future. 90% of all doctors are dissuading their children from becoming physicians. With Obamacare there will be 160,000 fewer doctors by 2025. Even though President Obama claims everyone will have health insurance, 20% of people won’t be able to get care because there won’t be enough doctors to treat everyone.[2]

The cost of health care will go up and the patient-physician relationship will disappear. This sacred and effective relationship will disappear because more and more patients will be forced to get treatment at a hospital compared to fewer private practices. Dr. Naffah points out that more and more hospitals will acquire private practices because private practices are folding at an alarming rate. The cost of health care increases because hospitals are paid at higher rates from Medicare and insurers compared to a private practice.[2]

Physicians will be forced to be part of accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are comprised of a group of government bureaucrats in charge of delivering care to a selected population of patients. The organization, following pre-set, government-mandated criteria, is supposed to increase quality by working with physicians to cut waste. Dr. Naffah says ACOs will dismantle the relationship between the patient and their physician. These organizations have self-interest in reducing costs because they get a cut of the total waste they aim to save.[2]

Physicians will be forced to ration care in the name of cost cutting measures. The pressure to save on health care costs may override a physician’s primary duty to uphold the Hippocratic Oath to practice medicine honestly and ethically. However, Dr. Naffath believes Obamacare leaves physicians no other option than to unwillingly break it.[2]

Perhaps the most comprehensive points Dr. Naffah brings up is summed up by him as, “We will thus have established a new standard, one that the government will hail as thoughtful and well proportioned, that hospital administrators will label as coordinated and aptly delivered, and that regulators and accreditation agencies will honor as compliant. Regardless, the rest of us will recognize the new standard for what it really is: medical mediocrity.”[2] Essentially the new health care law will change health care in America forever, and for the worse. Medical care will be eseentially reduced to another government service, like others, that are provided by unaccountable and often untouchable government bureaucrats.

Now that we have covered the real and lasting effects of Obamacare, we would like to ask you the same question again. If you are a physician, where do you stand on Obamacare and the deleterious effects upon the economy, but more importantly the patients of America? You only have a few days to change the course of America and its health care system.

So if you are a Physician, Healthcare Provider and or a Hospital in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire or a top ranked Hospital in Florida such as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center or a great surgeon like Dr. Christian Birkedal or need Healthcare (SEO) Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management and or need assistance with Video/Media Production we can help you. Visit our Services Page and we may also  be reached at (800)-888-6348 or via email at info@axiomadminserv.com. Call us for a free consultation. Disclaimer.

 Endnotes

  1. Anderson, J. H. Two-Year Anniversary of Obamacare Passage. The Weekly Standard. Mar 21, 2012. http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/two-year-anniversary-obamacare-passage_634326.html. Accessed October 21, 2012.
  2. Naffah, F.. Scribd Inc. Dr. Naffah on Obamcare: The Risks and Perils of Obamacare.18 October 2012. Available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/110460852/Dr-Naffah-on-Obamacare, Accessed October 21 2012 and October 22 2012.

 

 

 

 

ByJulianC

Come on Down to the Daytona Beach Home Show

Come on down and see us at the 52nd Annual Daytona Beach Home Show on October  26th, 27th and 28th . This is where you’ll find the latest and greatest in all sorts of trends and technology in improvements and décor for your home and garden. Admission is free to the three-day event held at this Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic in Daytona Beach.

Total Comfort Heat and Air Conditioning, Inc. is proud to be part of this Daytona Beach tradition. Our company has been serving homes and businesses in Volusia and Flagler Counties since 1976. So we’re looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people at our outdoor booth.

This is a great opportunity for existing customers to get to know the staff of Total Comfort. If you’re not familiar with our comprehensive approach to total home care and maintenance, it’s a chance to get to learn more about all our services.

The Daytona Beach Home Show is a great place to familiarize you with some ways we may be able to serve you even better. Our outdoor booth will enable us to present some of the goodies we have for warming up your home and outdoor living spaces for fall and winter.

Come and see our line of beautiful indoor and outdoor fireplaces in a variety of styles and designs that require no structural installation, yet add the ambiance and warmth that is part of the “hearth and home” look. Check out our propane gas logs to make an existing fireplace energy efficient, useful and beautiful.

We also feature a line of fire pits and gas lighting that will extend the seasonal life of your outdoor living space, creating a cozy, safe and energy-efficient entertainment area. Total Comfort can handle all your propane needs, from appliances and fixtures to fuel.

Whether your home is in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, DeLand, Flagler Beach Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach or virtually any surrounding community, we’re just a phone call away.

That one call is all it takes to get the finest technicians and products for all your heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing, and propane service. From new construction to renovations to simple repairs, Total Comfort does it all.

As you can see, being a full service company means we wear a lot of hats. For those of you who have been part of the Total Comfort family over the years, we look forward to seeing you and showing you our latest products and services. And we’re anxious to meet new friends and neighbors at the Daytona Beach Home Show.

Visit www.totalcomfortfl.com

Axiom Internet Marketing can help build and take your online presence to the next level and increase your company’s bottom line and size. Whether you need website design, your website to be Search Engine Optimized (SEO), you desire regular blog posts or any of our other online business optimization services, Axiom Internet Marketing can help you take your business to the next level!

So if you are a Plumber, Electrician, Attorney, Photographer or own your own business and need customers to find you in Google and you are located in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire we are your Internet Company of choice. Check out The Law Offices of Robert A. Abraham, P.A. at Legal Daytona, O’Neal Brown Production and or Total Comfort.  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) , Social Media Management and or need assistance with Video/Media Production we can help you. Visit our Services Page and we may be reached at (800)-888-6348 or via email at info@axiomwebmarketing.com. Call us for a free consultation. Disclaimer.

 

ByJulianC

All Under One Roof

If you live in Volusia or Flagler County, you’re probably familiar with the name Total Comfort. This locally owned and operated company has been servicing Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, DeLand and New Smyrna Beach since 1976.

Join us at the 52nd Annual Daytona Beach News-Journal Home Show, held Friday through Sunday, October 26th through 28th. This need to rephrase home event for Volusia and Flagler Counties, with over 200 vendors demonstrating the latest in products and services for outdoor living, décor and home improvements. Stop by the Total Comfort booth and get to know us. We’ll show you some of the things we do to keep your home running smoothly.

You’ll also learn how you can reduce energy costs and check out the latest in outdoor fire pits and gas lights, or see our beautiful selection of propane logs and fireplaces to chase away the chill of approaching winter nights while adding ambiance and value to your home. And with hurricane season approaching, it’s a great time to learn how our generators keep your home free of service interruption, protecting everything from your frozen food to computer data.

When you make a call to Total Comfort, you don’t push buttons and wait to be routed to another department. A live person answers every time, whether you’re calling during regular office hours (Monday-Saturday, 8am to 5pm) or for after-hour emergencies. We take this same hands-on approach with all our services, from installation to regularly scheduled preventive maintenance to recommendations on energy-saving products.

Reliability and reputation are admirable qualities in any business. But in something as valuable as your home, their importance becomes tantamount to peace of mind. This is your most important investment – and not just financially.

Home is where your memories are made and your treasures are stored. So when you entrust the vital organs of its health – heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing and propane – you want to be sure you are getting experts in their respective fields.

Wouldn’t it be great to have one source that could install, repair, service and maintain all these systems with one call, like a general practitioner for your home. Total Comfort is such a company, and we have earned the trust of the community through decades of dedicated service.

Originally known for our installation and maintenance of heating and AC systems, Total Comfort has expanded to become a comprehensive resource for homes and businesses, whether you’re building a new structure, making upgrades and improvements or protecting your investment through preventive maintenance.

Along with climate control, Total Comfort now handles all electrical and plumbing needs – from upgrades and modifications to major repairs. And if you haven’t yet elected to make the switch to propane, our experts can make recommendations on appliances like tankless water heaters.

Total Comfort is also your full-service electrician, with no job too large or too small. We’ll rewire an outlet, replace old (potentially hazardous) panel boxes or install new lighting. And we can do full wiring on new structures.

Our expert plumbers can fix a leaky faucet or handle a major plumbing job. And if you have opted for the economical and ecological advantages of propane gas appliances, Total Comfort is your one-stop for the latest in products like water heaters, fireplaces and fire pits, outdoor lighting and other upgrades and services.

The green trend is no longer – well, “trendy.” It is becoming essential to ensure the conservation of resources and to lessen the impact of harmful emissions to our planet, Total Comfort strives to bring you the most up-to-date technological advances at a price you can afford, while maintaining the utmost in quality and service from your investment.

For example, we offer the first environmentally safe refrigerant from Puron Systems. Our tankless water heaters conserve this valuable resource; and our home survey can show you where improvements can reduce your personal carbon footprint and save you money.

Total Comfort installs and services the most trusted brands for long-term and reliable service. Our expertise helps you match the best products with your needs. And our regularly scheduled maintenance inspections assure you of getting maximum service from your investment.

All this happens with just one call to one trusted company, locally owned and operated. When you make Total Comfort your expert in “total home health,” you can relax. No more juggling plumbers, electricians, AC technicians and propane delivery companies. Total Comfort keeps you on schedule with their regular maintenance programs, so you know your home’s systems are always maintained and working efficiently.

 
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ByJulianC

US Internet population carries on its growth

It appears that 85% of the US population is utilizing the Internet!

Check out this latest Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project Tracking Survey

 

Latest Survey of US Internet Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In addition, here is what some of the Internet Users are searching for:

  • 80% of the U.S. population gathers health information online.
  • 66% of internet users look online for information about a specific disease or medical problem.
  • 55% of internet users look online for information about a certain medical treatment or procedure.
  • 47% of internet users look online for information about doctors or other health professionals.
  • 42% of adults say they or someone they know has been helped by online health advice.
As you can see the traffic on the Internet is there. This clearly shows that users are searching for Healthcare related information. The question is can you be found, do you have a website, do you need a website makeover and or are you ranked on Google?
So if you are a Physician, Healthcare Provider and or a Hospital in California, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire or a top ranked Hospital in Florida such as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center or great surgeon like Dr. Christian Birkedal or need Healthcare (SEO) Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Management and or need assistance with Video/Media Production we can help you. Visit our Services Page and we may be reached at (800)-888-6348 or via email at info@axiomadminserv.com. Call us for a free consultation. Disclaimer.
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