What a pleasure it is to be associated with Dr. Bale and the Bale/Doneen Method. I have been a practicing interventional cardiologist for over ten years, working on the frontlines of treatment for cardiovascular disease.
My approach has been to provide comprehensive care to patients with heart and vascular disease including preventative care. However, I am convinced that the future of cardiovascular disease management is prevention. Effective prevention for heart attack and stroke must include aggressive evidence-based medical therapy as well as patient education.
Spending time with my patients to inform and educate is the cornerstone of success. It enables the individual to take charge of their future health. As a cardiologist, I often see patients with problems, which might have been prevented, or with a recurring cycle of cardiovascular events which were not necessary. Traditional medical practice focuses on problems, which have already occurred. To impact the course of heart and vascular disease requires much more, both of the patient and the physician.
The Bale/Doneen Method has proven itself effective in this, incorporating early detection, medical therapy and patient education. I am excited to begin offering preventative care in a non-traditional setting which will allow me to spend time educating my patients, not just treating the consequence of lifestyle and disease. True prevention involves patient empowerment.
There are six basic elements to the Bale/Doneen Method: