Not many people know that I, in addition to being a family physician, am also a certified financial planning physician (FPP). We FPPs seek to merge the best of medicine with the best of financial planning. Our approach to financial planning is the wave of the future, because we have discovered the true reason why physicians and other highincome individuals are often in failing financial health. It's not because they are undisciplined or need more advice; it's because they actually have biomedical problems, potentially financially-fatal diseases that need to be treated.
We have discovered the following medical conditions that impact finances, and are working on treatments:
As you can imagine, our organization is having difficulty competing with all the other disease groups out there soliciting money. If we don't get a grant soon, we may have to resort to soliciting and marketing, which wouldn't be good for your financial health, would it?
Louis L. Constan, a family practice physician in Saginaw, Mich, is the editor of the Saginaw County Medical Society Bulletin and Michigan Family Practice. He welcomes questions or comments at 3350 Shattuck Road, Saginaw, MI 48603, 989-792-1899, or louisconstan @hotmail.com.