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BIOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast

May 18, 2023

Dr. Baktari is a medical doctor and entrepreneur who is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. He is the founder of e7 Health and eNational Testing, two companies that are dedicated to removing barriers for people to access the healthcare they need.  

His inspiration came from companies like Amazon - he noticed that people could get the products they needed in just a few clicks, and he wanted to replicate that for healthcare. He and his team have worked hard to develop software and technology to make healthcare more accessible and remove barriers to care. On eNational Testing, people can order tests in just three clicks, and they can get access to thousands of locations across the US. Tests available include cardiovascular, immense health, women's health, drug testing, employee testing, wellness, allergy, STD, and more.  

Dr. Baktari is focused on helping people take control of their health. He says that the three most important indicators of health are BMI, aerobic shape, and percent body fat. He suggests that people should get their annual physical, blood work, colonoscopies, pelvic exams, and mammograms depending on their age. Additionally, he emphasizes the importance of taking care of stress, diet, and exercise to maintain good health.

Health care in North America

Baktari states that health care has become increasingly consolidated, with equity firms buying up hospitals and medical practices. This has led to a decrease in quality, as well as the introduction of bureaucratic regulations that can make it difficult for people to access care. 

Baktari states that there is a problem with the current healthcare system due to the fact that it is a transaction between three parties - the patient, the insurance company, and the medical director. The doctors are now employees, rather than being in private practice, and that has resulted in a decrease in quality. 

He believes that it is important for people to take personal responsibility for their health care and to look for ways to get testing done while waiting to see a doctor. People need to take personal responsibility for their health care and become part of the solution.

How to improve health care 

Baktari suggests that health care can be improved by making it more accessible, affordable, and efficient. He believes that reducing bureaucratic regulations and consolidations, as well as creating more virtual options, can help make health care more accessible and affordable. He also suggests that streamlining processes and providing more incentives to those who put in the effort to take care of their health can help make health care more efficient.