Local news briefs from Natural Awakenings Austin.
DITI Imaging Partners with Sebring Clinic for Services
DITI Imaging Digital Thermography of Austin will provide breast thermography services out of the office of Dr. Lane Sebring and the Sebring Clinic, located at 16811 Ranch Road 12, in Wimberley. DITI will hold quarterly screening clinics by appointment beginning December 7.
The previous Wimberley clinic where DITI had been providing services has closed and local services were jeopardized. With a new location secured, thermography services will remain local and convenient for the women of Wimberley and Dripping Springs.
DITI has been serving the women of south Texas for more than 12 years.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call 866-409-2506 or visit DITIimaging.com.
Austin Wellness Collaborative Increases Network
Austin Wellness Collaborative (AWC), a membership network of more than 100 health and wellness professionals, seeks to increase its membership base and ability to fund a local nonprofit.
“From allopathic physicians to chiropractors to energy healers, psychotherapists, massage therapists and yoga teachers, the AWC was formed in June 2017 to break down the silos that keep health and wellness professionals separated,” says Ashley Maltz, M.D., founder of the project. “We are the fastest growing interprofessional collaborative in Central Texas. You name the healing modality and you will likely find a practitioner in the group.”
“Many people don’t know where to look for natural health solutions; we are that one stop shop,” Maltz says. “Also, health and wellness professionals often burn out due to lack of community and support. We are here to grow and strengthen our businesses together.”
The Austin Wellness Collaborative has monthly MeetUps and daily online interaction within its Facebook group of more than 1000 participants. Official AWC Members can post their events and marketing materials within the group and are highlighted throughout their public social media channels.
AWC seeks not only to grow the community of its members but to also connect to other organizations that share similar goals. Currently, the AWC is helping to fund the Austin Health Commons.
Austin Health Commons is an organization created to “shift ownership of health care from large medical corporations back to the community…to cultivate root-cause community healing for all,” according to the Austin Health Commons website.
Knew Health Vision Tour Rolls Through Austin
The kNew Health Vision Bus Tour, promoting its cost-sharing alternative to regular health insurance, held an open house on October 18 at the Saengerrunde, in Austin, to educate functional medicine physicians and patients about its service and upcoming open enrollment period.
kNew Health is founded on five principles: Culture, Community, Coaching, Care and Cost Sharing. Through promoting a culture of making healthy choices and providing education, a community of people and coaches will help and support members in implementing those healthy choices, care will be provided to those who require it, and the costs of the system will be shared by all the members. The program utilizes an already healthy membership base and the use of health coaches to keep costs down.
Open enrollment for kNew Health is November 1 through December 15. Founding members will be able to join the service at a 30 percent discount before it officially kicks off on January 1, 2019.
Cost sharing is not a new concept, and since amended federal health care laws have recently allowed for private cost-sharing healthcare organizations, these programs have grown to the point where millions of Americans are now participating in the programs.
For more information about kNew Health and becoming a founding member, visit kNewHealth.com.