ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?
Film and discussion. Co-sponsored with Greenwich Hospital. American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society. Explore this issue with Dr. Henri Roca who will discuss the film after the viewing.
“Dr. Henri Roca, Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at Greenwich Hospital, is a Diplomat of both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Integrative Medicine. He currently provides both primary care and consultation services across all ages. Dr. Roca serves on behalf of Yale as a member of the Executive Board of the Consortia of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. He received his M.D. from Louisiana State University, completing his internship and residency in Family Medicine through Marshall University.
He is an acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, practices biofeedback, and is skilled in the use of herbs, vitamins, and supplements. He is trained by Institute for Functional Medicine and the Institute of Mind Body Medicine. Dr Roca is on the Clinical Faculty of Yale School of Medicine and LSU School of Medicine. He believes in empowering individuals to their best place of health by resolving the underlying causes of illness.”