Meet Stephanie Higashi of Health Atlast
Published: August 31, 2018
Stephanie and Wayne met in Chiropractic school in 2000. They found their individual strengths were a great blend to help patients together. Straight out of school they took over a pre-existing practice and began helping more and more people. As the years passed and after experiencing great expansion they noticed more and more patients on a large number of pharmaceutical prescriptions to resolve their health problems.
CalChiro Santa Monica District at the Shatterproof 5K: Rise Up Against Addiction
Published: June 29, 2018
Several Los Angeles area Districts were well represented at the Shatterproof 5K Run this past weekend at LA’s Grand Park. These selfless chiropractors, showed up early to extoll the virtues of chiropractic as a solution for the opioid crisis, which has been reaching a fever pitch in California and around the country.
Stress Levels Are on the Rise; HEALTH ATLAST Offers Effective Alternative Therapies
Published: December 4, 2017
Americans are reporting being more stressed out than ever. While stress can wreak havoc on the human body and quality of life, HEALTH ATLAST provides several drug-free alternative therapy solutions that can reduce stress and improve overall health.
How might pain practitioners best offer patients relief without relying only on pharmacology?
Published: November 9, 2017
Pain comes in all forms, and yet, it remains subjective with variable tolerances, perceptions, and methods of management. Given physician shortages, rushed patient scheduling, and a desire among patients to achieve instant results with little to no long-term lifestyle changes, pills are often the preferred choice for handling pain – fast-forward to the current drug epidemic.
Air Brooklyn Podcast – Making American Life Expectancy Great Again
Recorded: October 6, 2017
GROWING POLYPHARMACY AND ALTERNATIVES TO MEDICATION FOR CHILDREN
Published: September 18, 2017
By Dr. Stephanie Higashi, DC Our children are our future and our most important asset to invest in for our long-term survival. We can either nurture them and create health and happiness or we can mishandle their health in a way that will be detrimental to their future function, production, and health.
Seven things to know about Express Scripts’ plan to limit opioids
Published: August 21, 2017
Higashi hopes that these limitations will also open minds of doctors to provide patients other alternatives to pain management such as therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and nutrition as real solutions without the risk of addiction.
Increased Psychiatric Med Use Means Expanded Pharmacist Role
Published: August 14, 2017
Stephanie Higashi, DC, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Health Atlast, an integrated health-care franchise that provides patients with access to medical doctors, doctors of chiropractic, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, and massage therapists in one location, also voiced concern about the growing use of psychiatric medications.
What Is Polypharmacy And Can We Fix It? Better Medication Management In Progress
Published: July 7, 2017
Dr. Stephanie Higashi, as a pre-med student in 1997, was dismayed to find a national model of health care focused on prescribing medications and performing invasive surgeries without first exploring alternative solutions and therapies. She began a search to find different solutions for medical problems, incorporating alternative methods of health care into one unique, all-encompassing practice model.
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Five ways to combat growing polypharmacy among children
Published: June 21, 2017
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Prescription Drug Use Skyrockets in Children, Experts Recommend Treatment Alternatives
Published: May 23, 2017
The number of children who are taking prescription drugs has skyrocketed, and now parents are seeking treatment options for their kids that don’t involve medications. HEALTH ATLAST has created a new type of practice model focused on effectively treating every member of the family while avoiding unnecessary prescription medications.
Top medic highlights the risk of ‘polypharmacy’
Published: May 9, 2017
New York – Many patients are at risk from a practice known as ‘polypharmacy’. This occurs when a patient visits multiple doctors and receives prescriptions of drugs from more than one doctor, without the medics knowing the risks from drug combinations…
Top medic highlights the risk of ‘polypharmacy’
Published: May 9, 2017
A survey reviewed by Dr. Stephanie Higashi, is the chief executive of the integrated healthcare practice Health At Last found that, in the U.S., 22 percent of U.S. citizens used 3+ Rx drugs in a 30 day period and 10 percent used 5+ Rx drugs over a thirty day period, Rx drugs are ‘restricted drugs’ available only by a prescription. The term tends to be used in the U.S. only; here Rx is a contraction of the Latin word “recipe” (an imperative form of “recipere”) meaning “take”…
MEET DR. STEPHANIE HIGASHI OF HEALTH ATLAST IN LOS ANGELES
Published: April 24, 2017
When we took over a pre-existing chiropractic practice 17 years ago, we found that a high percentage of patients were suffering from complaints that were the result of side effects of multiple, often conflicting, medications from multiple doctors…
Health Atlast Opens Inverness, FL Clinic Amid Growing Interest in Alternative Treatment Options
Published: April 17, 2017
As more healthcare consumers look for therapies and treatments that avoid the use of drugs or surgery, Health Atlast, a new approach to integrated healthcare, is pleased to announce the April 4th opening of the franchise’s newest location in Inverness, Florida. The Inverness clinic offers comprehensive medical and chiropractic care and alternative treatments, including massage therapy, platelet-rich plasma injections, and advanced disc decompression…
To Combat Rising Polypharmacy Rates, Health Atlast Offers New Type of Healthcare Practice
Published: March 28, 2017
As polypharmacy (the use of multiple or unnecessary drugs to treat a single medical condition) rates continue to rise, patients bear the brunt of a healthcare industry that puts its own needs first. Physicians must work with other healthcare professionals to ensure patient care is as effective as possible…
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Ignorance is not an excuse: Don’t violate Stark laws
Published: February 15, 2017
The funny thing is that some totally acceptable business practices for gaining new customers and generating revenue are prohibited in many healthcare settings. In some industries, for example, it is legal to reward those who refer business to you; however, in federal healthcare programs, paying for referrals is illegal…
Monday Night Mission
Downtown’s Women Center
Holiday Toy Drive
West LA CEO and Chiropractor Launches Outreach to Boost Volunteerism
Skid Row Run
Dr. Karen Tafreshi Of HEALTH ATLAST – FOUNTAIN VALLEY: Gives Wonderful Tips On How To Find A Health Professional in Fountain Valley CA
Uploaded: October 5, 2016
Health Atlast Fountain Valley 3 year anniversary Ribbon cutting with the Mayor and Senate office of Fountain Valley
Uploaded: August 23, 2016
How to build a successful integrated practice
Published: April 25, 2016
What’s new in healthcare today is a franchise model that incorporates medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, physical therapy, massage, and other disciplines in one location. This framework provides a win-win scenario for healthcare providers and their patients. Within this model, doctors and other healthcare professionals work together to pool their financial and professional resources to better adapt to a constantly changing healthcare environment…
AM 970’s The Answer – SM Biz & Franchise Show hosted by Gary Occhiogrosso
Recorded: March 13, 2016
Transform a Toxic Lifestyle
Published: October 2015
A typical day for many adults goes like this: drink coffee, sit in a car or take public transit to get to work, work at a desk bent over a computer all day, take quick breaks to eat processed food and toss back an energy drink, return to sitting in your mode of transport at the end of the workday, eat fast food for dinner, and sit on the couch all evening watching TV, texting, and interacting through social media…
Published: May 7, 2015
Make no mistake: As a chiropractor, you are a full-fledged member of the professional healthcare community. This is a tremendous honor, and with it comes considerable responsibility. It means you are subject to the same rules of the road that apply to all other healthcare providers. For too long, chiropractors have presumed that they are under the radar with respect to bureaucratic guidelines and federal regulations…
Partners in health
Published: April 20, 2015
If you’re like the majority of chiropractors working as a solo practitioner, the thought of branching out into a multidisciplinary operation has likely crossed your mind. Perhaps you’ve toyed with the idea of integrating with a massage therapist, acupuncturist, or medical doctor in the hopes of expanding your services and appealing to a larger patient base…
Trend Toward Teamwork: Consider the Advantages of Integrated Practice
Published: March 14, 2015
Somewhere along the way, despite being the land of opportunity, education, freedom, and hope, the U.S. has witnessed a sharp rise in rates of childhood and adult obesity, with comorbidities of diabetes, increased risk of cancer, heart disease, and joint disorders. Accordingly, you are likely seeing an increase in the number of patients who are coming in because of stress, anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, ADD, fibromyalgia, general fatigue, and pain…