Rick Redalen, M.D.
Founder of Quest Global Benefits
The Attrition of Diagnostic Skills
By Rick Redalen, M.D.
Since the late sixties, medical technology has jumped ahead by eons, the same as most technology has in recent years.
In the late sixties and early seventies we did not have mammography, ultrasound, CT’s, MRI’s, PET scans or da Vinci robotic surgical procedures. What we did have were well trained physicians that could diagnose and treat without the myriad of tests now available. It has become much easier to grab a palm pilot and order multiple tests and let the radiologist or other specialist make the diagnosis. There has been a huge attrition in diagnostic skills of the physician today. The people that are in general medicine now, the family practitioner, function at approximately the same level as a physician’s assistant or a nurse practitioner. More
A humble humanitarian with a servant’s heart, Dr. Rick Redalen has helped people all over the world for decades. A man with a deep enduring sense of compassion has lived out his life’s work caring for others.
Quest Global Benefits was founded to offer employer’s a solution to our challenging economic conditions. It delivers healthcare cost containment with resources such as “Concierge Medical Triages” which provide direction to proper level of care, education programs that create transparency in medical delivery costs, compliance support for employers, drug discount cards for employees, and closed loop measurable results reporting. More