Rick Redalen, M.D.

Founder of Quest Global Benefits

Dr. Rick’s Blog

Ebola Virus

By Rick Redalen, M.D.
Why are we so concerned about a relatively insignificant viral infection such as Ebola? I guess the main concern comes from our American newspapers. They seem to thrive only on the fear they can pass on through the press. It seems as if much of the hysteria surrounding Ebola at this point in time is very much similar to the hysteria we saw surrounding HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infections and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).

When that epidemic first began in the United States initially HIV carriers were thought to be highly contagious. As time has gone on we have found HIV to be relatively benign as a contagion. HIV is certainly not benign when you consider the end result of this disease without treatment. The Ebola virus is part of a group of hemorrhagic viral fevers that we have known about since the mid 70’s.

Founder’s Statement

Delivering Healthcare

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