Doctor of Holistic Diagnosis

Columns w DiagnosisThe Diagnosis Foundation (DxF) is ultimately going to build a new health care profession, the Doctor of Holistic Diagnosis (DHDx).  This doctor would only diagnose and do no treatments, thus eliminating an inherent conflict of interest that is present with many health care professions.  This type of doctor would refer patients to other health care providers for treatment.  They would have a strong emphasis on:

  • Seeking underlying causes
  • Using objective means of diagnosis whenever possible and
  • Cover all human dimensions (body, mind, social, environmental and spiritual)

To build up to and support this new profession, the DxF will need a few major things.  An: 1) educational system; 2) clinical facilities and; 3) research capabilities.  Each of these, the DxF is doing in a stepwise, progressive fashion.

1) For example, in the educational program area, we have the following sequence of activities.

  • Certificate courses – i.e. the current course in muscle strength testing
  • Continuing education courses – recently implemented
  • Certificate programs – Diagnosis aide, Diagnosis trainer are both under development
  • Post doctoral specialties – Holistic Diagnostician for MD, DC, DO & ND.
  • Degree programs – Holistic Diagnosis (HDx) Technician; HDx Technologist; HDx Assistant
  • Professional Degree – Doctor of Holistic Diagnosis (DHDx)

The first series of the educational program is already under way with a certificate course in muscle strength testing. Students are taught muscle strength testing along with the supportive anatomy, physiology, procedures & legal requirements. Certificate series planned for the near future include: essential nutrient testing, more biomechanics (range of motion, posture), cognitive functions, cognitive skills, environmental toxins, etc.  Each series of certificate courses adds more components to the eventual degree programs.

2) The clinical facilities series is also underway.  This progression starts with screening programs in each of the areas that the DxF develops educational courses in.  Over the past few months, we’ve held public service screening events at over 30 venues in the Long Island and Metro NY area.  We’ve done our first couple of screening tours to New England and the Atlantic Coast and we’ve now screened over 400 people.

The progression of clinical facilities looks like this:

  • Screening events – at temporary facilities
  • Screening programs – regularly repeated screens
  • Multi Year Specialty Diagnostic Clinics – specializing in one human dimension (i.e. body or mind)
  • Multi Year Holistic Diagnostic Clinics – specializing in more than one human dimension
  • Permanent diagnostic facilities – one dimension
  • Permanent holistic diagnostic facility – multiple dimensions
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Temporary Facilities

3

10

20

30

50

80

120

170

230

330

440

Repeat Facilities

2

7

10

16

27

40

57

75

110

147

Multi Year Facilities

1

3

5

8

13

19

25

39

48

Permanent Local

1

2

3

4

6

8

12

16

Permanent Regional

1

1

2

3

4

5

Permanent National

1

2

3

Permanent Intl.

1

Please feel free to contact us with your questions or to inquire about partnership opportunities.  Info@DxFoundation.org

Facilities will be needed in all 3 major program areas (education, testing, R&D).  Facilities may focus on one specific program or any combination of 2 or more.  For example, current facilities needs in the educational program include: proctored examination sites and seminar venues.  As future educational needs expand from hourly and weekends to multi week and permanent, the DxF will release Requests For Proposals to the public and sites that have already become part of the DxF family.

To support the clinical series, the DxF has established a DxProvider Data Base (DB) to gather information on health care practitioners, their training and experience in each diagnostic area.  We currently have the DB established to gather information on providers who do individual muscle strength testing, diagnosis &/or treatment.  As the DxF adds each new diagnostic educational and testing program, the DxF will also add new specialty sections to the DxProvider DB as well.

Development of the Doctor of Holistic Diagnosis profession, is being led by the founder and president of the Diagnosis Foundation.  Dr. Wallman has done large scale projects like this before in helping to launch the International Space University.  For additional information on his background, see here.

There is much more the DxF is doing that is not covered in this post, but this will give you enough of an idea to get you started.  Would you like to join us on this venture?  We need members, health care providers and organizations with facilities.  We need volunteers for screening events, curriculum development health care educators and screeners.  Contact us with your ideas.  We’d love to hear from you!

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