Guðmundur F. Jóhannsson, MD
- Medical Doctor
Working as an ER doc, I meet people on a daily basis who are in the late stages of diseases and conditions that, with a little education and the right lifestyle modifications, could have been easily prevented. After all my years practising emergency medicine, I’m still impressed with the effectiveness of the treatment hospital workers can give people who present with serious conditions. This is however in stark contrast with our accomplishments in treating non-communicable chronic diseases, where our medical interventions are at best only able to slow the progression of the disease, and often just treat the symptoms rather than the cause.