Usually we only go to the doctor when something is seriously wrong or for our mandatory yearly check ups. While this may be the standard in our lives and amongst our peers it is by no means the healthiest way to live. Too often serious problems are only caught in their latest stages.
For example 85% of lung cancer tumors are discovered by chest x-rays only after they are in such a late stage that treatment is of little use. The technology exists to identify and treat these growths way earlier but is not commonly used by doctors.
In an effort to keep costs down insurance companies do not allow doctors to use CT scans and other in depth tests on a regular basis. These kinds of tests are only used after a problem or serious symptom has been identified. It's a horrible way to approach medicine for the patient but keeps costs down for insurance companies.
Doctors, no matter how well meaning, are usually just a part of a larger system controlled by the insurance companies. They call the tune and the rest of us dance to it; their policies and what they cover often dictates routine medical policy. By the time a problem has been identified it's often too late.
Dr. Mark Anderson and Dr. Walter Gaman both run Executive Medicine of Texas where they provide in depth, preemptive medical services. They understand how difficult balancing work, life and health can be and that to stay on top of your health you must be proactive. That is why they wrote the great book, Stay Young.
The doctors give you solid tips on how to increase your health and energy levels without spending a bunch of money. This isn't some sort of fad diet or hokey life plan; this is tried and true medical advice that is proven to help you live longer and healthier.