By Dr. Rachot Vacharothone, Owner of Medallus Medical A Brief History The practice of prepaying for medical care initially involved prepayment directly to doctors and hospitals for whatever limited services they could provide. Then it quickly transformed to prepaying a third-party administrator—a middleman—instead. This allowed members to access larger health systems and […]

In one of Aesop’s more familiar fables, a proud town mouse visits a country mouse and scoffs at the simple food and housing. The town mouse brings his country mouse friend to experience the finer city living, but the country mouse is horrified to find that the fine life requires […]

Written by Taylor Smith  “Don’t forget to take your vitamin!” It’s an imperative command many of us are familiar with. Moms and wives remind children and husbands to take their Centrum or Flintstones multivitamin. Odds are you’ve shouted it at someone or had it shouted at you at some point […]

Why you can’t do a pull-up and how to get there A pull-up requires a variety of muscles. In fact, depending on how the pull-up is done, dozens of muscle groups are activated in the process. But if those muscles aren’t strong enough and if the movement isn’t coordinated, that […]

Why BMI should no longer be used to determine health status Written by Lauren Turville Body Mass Index (BMI), a ratio of a person’s height to weight, has long been a guide to determine an individual’s health status.  It is often used to know what health care costs should be, […]