A little bit about me:
My name is Jack Kruse and I am a neurosurgeon. I would like to share with you some ideas I have. Humans evolved the attributes of a large brain and the ability to speak, in order to form intricate social networks that can use many aspects of technology. Our biggest attribute is the ability to think. This allows us to radically change the environment that we are ideally adapted to. It has allowed us to dominate all habitats and create havoc in most of them as well. The real human miracle of our minds is not that we can see the world as it is…but that we can see it as it is not, and then change it. If we think and act incorrectly, we can quickly recalibrate and overcome it. Conversely, we seem to be a prisoner to our paleo-cortex (older less evolved brain), and resist change even when we know it must occur. Many times we will subjugate the best interests of our survival to suit our emotional needs or desires. The real paradox of humanity is that our reasons for the things we do are often weak but our sentiments to do them remain quite strong. Interestingly, we have overcome that liability as a species many times so far. Some of us even find comfort in that ability at times. I shoot for optimal health at all times for my clients.
My vision for healthcare is to focus on health promotion to allow people to adopt thoughts that immediately change their health. The paleolithic diet is the optimal diet for the human species in my mind. That view is not held by modern healthcare or our government. We must change that as soon as possible because their health is being taken away from them by bad thinking.
Organizational changes in the food-agricultural complex will need to adapt with the current vertically- and horizontally-integrated healthcare delivery system. We need to adapt our service industry in healthcare much like the American government was able to morph our industrial complex in the 1940’s to fight a World War. That campaign was successful because it allowed for change in both the tangible and intangible areas. The public and business sectors adapted for the betterment of citizens. I believe my QUILT allows for the same change. My question is, will you join me in that thought experiment? Will you become the patient to help me change our current environment? We are human after all, and we are perfectly capable of altering our environment, are we not? My patients in my practice are now chasing change with me. They understand that quantifying their healthcare experience is actually giving them back the control they seek.
Jack Kruse, MD
Telephone: (615) 871-4100
5651 Frist Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076