BowTie Medical believes the healthcare system is broken, and we know how to fix it!
Whether it is from a clinical, one-on-one, perspective, or through managing a large member based organization; our model is simple: Create a ‘Value-based, Customer-Centered Healthcare System’ instead of the current ‘Hospital Based Health Care System’.
From this philosophy comes our motto: ‘Pay less, be healthy’.
Dr. Firouz Daneshgari is the founder of BowTie Medical and is a world-renowned Urologist who realized while he was the Chair of the Urology Department at The Cleveland Clinic that the care people receive is too often not to their benefit, and he saw that the amount of money being wasted was enormous. So, he set out to change the ‘Sick-care system’ to a Value-based, Customer-centered Healthcare System, and BowTie Medical was born.
Stats to Conjure:
Our healthcare system in the United States spends over $3 Trillion a year! Our US military, which is the best in the world, spends just 1/6 of that amount, or almost $600 Million! Yes, our healthcare system spends 6 times that of our military! And it is reported that a full 1/3 of our healthcare spend is total waste! One Trillion Dollars is wasted every year. Not only is the waste greater than the US Military spend, but it also is equal to the total GNP of South Korea!
What’s worse, is that it doesn’t work. The number 3 cause of death in the United States is hospital medical mistakes! So, the patient died but the hospital survived! Would you buy a car without knowing the cost of the car? No. But we constantly go into a hospital for a surgery or procedure without knowing what it costs. We have been removed from our Primary Care Provider and from the actual costs of medical care. We think this is a travesty.
Our model states that everyone should get rewarded for keeping people healthy: The doctor, you, and any insurance or sharing type companies. In fact, Doctors and hospitals should not get rewarded when you are sick, which they do under the current system. The incentive is not for you to get healthy, but for you to stay sick because that’s how they make money. There is no financial incentive to get a patient healthy in the hospital based care system. If anything is sick, it’s this system.
That is why BowTie Medical works with Health Sharing organizations to help get their members healthier and save everyone money. Our system works! In our short history, we have saved millions of dollars for our members and our clients, and our members are healthier and off many medications! BowTie Medical practices what it preaches because we have clinics where we employ the same philosophy, locally, to our members. We make money, when our members are healthy.
This approach is rapidly growing, sweeping the nation, and the movement is exciting and intoxicating. This is a train that cannot be stopped. We hope you can come and join us and jump on this train that has already left the station – don’t worry, we’ll stop the train so you can board — the train that is heading to a customer based healthcare system; and its destination is ‘Pay less, Be healthy.’