Social Media Medicine Expert Dr. Veronica Anderson Publishes New Article “Get Up, Fess Up and Take Control of Your Health!”

Dr. Veronica Anderson, Founder and Host of web radio talk show, Wellness for the Real World, a weekly resource for wellness of mind, body and spirit, weighs in on patients that are not fully engaged in their health and wellness and how to broaden their involvement as a preventive measure

NEW YORK, NY – January 31, 2012Dr. Veronica Anderson, social media medicine expert and Founder and Host of health and wellness web radio talk show, Wellness for the REAL World, recently published an article on her website, that discusses the relationship that patients have with their own health with respect to what they are advised by doctors.  The article, titled “Get Up, Fess Up and Take Control of Your Health!” shares important insight on a problem that been disheartening the medical community for years.

Dr. Anderson writes, “More and more people in the medical field are taking notice of this backburner attitude that patients have about their own health and needless to say it leaves us helpless.  Thirty, forty years ago we were conditioned to go to the doctor when something wasn’t right, we were told the problem and then we went home to follow the advice that was administered.  Never has it been understood that the doctor’s advice wouldn’t be taken seriously.  Here we are today with the influx of information available in myriad forms (you name it – on the web, on television, through podcasts, medical journals, mainstream publications and more) leaving people the opportunity to question, not even follow, or worse, not even care about the doctor’s orders.”

“Take someone who is overweight, like the typical patient I mentioned earlier in this article.  What on earth will it take to wake up this person?  Will a heart attack be enough to convince them that what the doctor ordered is truly best for them?  Will one step further than that be enough? Unfortunately, there is little those of us in the medical field can really do to help patients that don’t want to help themselves, other than to counsel, convince and hopefully carry them through their ailments” says Dr. Anderson.

Wellness for the REAL World features information on developing a healthy and fit mind, body and spirit in today’s dynamic society. Dr. Anderson adds her easily understandable, fun-infused voice to the broad-audience discussion on today’s most popular medicines, alternative treatments, health policies and opinions of wellness – so that her listeners can benefit from truly vigorous life in the real world today.

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About Wellness for the REAL World:

Learn about wellness for your mind, body and spirit on Dr. Veronica Anderson’s weekly broadcasted radio interview program. Each weekly radio show showcases current issues with timely guest interviews. Dr. Veronica draws from her education and experiences to unpack complicated medical details, analyze health reports and share her thoughts on today’s issues with her listeners in three recurring categories: Food of the Week, Fits You To A “Tea”, and The Veronica Report, a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on Corporate America and how they are watching out for our wellbeing.

About Dr. Veronica Anderson:

Dr. Veronica has become known by many for her intellectual and passionate commentary on today’s most popular and debated health perspectives. In addition to her regular radio talk show, Veronica’s upbeat and outspoken perspectives on healthy living have been featured on TV talk shows including Our World with Neil Cavuto (Fox News Channel), and Live with Adam Carolla (syndicated). In addition, radio hosts coast to coast have seen their lines light up as listeners clamor to hear more of Veronica’s straight-forward, pull-no-punches philosophy. She also serves as Host and Guide for Medicine Woman, Modern World, a healthy living travel adventure series for the web.

Determined to become a doctor at age four, Dr. Veronica completed pre-med at Princeton University, received her MD with honors after internship and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where she received a fellowship in glaucoma. She has practiced at Robert Wood Johnson, Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, and is also a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Veronica Anderson holds a black belt in tae kwon do and has completed two marathons.

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