Forming Doc Desmond, LLC has given me an avenue to empower sports, fitness, and health care leaders to lead through their strengths to create highly profitable teams, departments, and businesses.
I am currently enrolled in Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program & plan to also complete a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program and PhD in Health Care Human Resource Management, en route to becoming a Musculoskeletal Radiologist, then Health Care CEO. Maximizing physical fitness should be the number one priority of every health program. My goal is to lead a health care organization capable of diagnosing & treating Neuromusculoskeletal issues that limit participation in exercise and physical activity.
Leadership Style, Strengths, and Gifts
Conductors possess great management talent, and I use that talent to bring order and harmony to the chaos of young ventures.
Strategic Thinking Leader.
I have used strategic thinking throughout my career to create several productive and profitable teams in various leadership roles in the military, health care, sports, and fitness. Today, I apply those leadership skills to growing my own businesses and to encouraging others to identify and lead with their unique combination of strengths.
Top 5 Strengths
- Mercy & Service.
- Giving & Leadership.
About the Brand
Chronic disease, suicide, and physical injuries have exposed me to a tremendous amount of death, pain, and human suffering. These conditions drew me to a life of service within health care, and I dutifully work to improve the efficiency, efficacy, and accuracy of the health care industry. My approach to health care delivery emerges from Christian principles, which I attempt to understand through scientific study.
Fulfill the Great Commission and the Ministry of Reconciliation through a focus on 1 Timothy 4:8; which says, training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. We are judged by the measure of godliness that we live by. Blessings come with obedience, and death (disease) come with disobedience. Therefore, my #1 health initiative is to come along side the sick and injured, being sensitive toward their suffering—whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, so as to feel genuine sympathy with their misery—and speaking forth the message of God compassionately with words of encouragement, comfort, consolation, and counsel, but moreso caring for them with deeds of love to help alleviate their distress and to help them be all God wants them to be.
Providing accurate and timely diagnoses to reduce diagnostic errors, in the areas of pain medicine and chronic disease, is my number one health priority. To that end, I am committed to developing expertise in Diagnostic Radiology and Neuromusculoskeletal Pathology.
Diagnostic errors affect more than 12 million Americans each year and may seriously harm one-third of these patients, likely dwarfing all other causes of harm from medical errors combined.1
— Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
Pain & Chronic Disease
Improving pain and related symptoms, as well as chronic disease outcomes, are my second health priority. Lifestyle is the primary means of securing good health and reducing chronic disease; therefore, simple lifestyle changes, like better thinking, daily exercise, good nutrition, and meaningful work, are the foundation to this health priority.
Musculoskeletal diseases affect more than one out of every two persons in the United States age 18 and over, and nearly three out of four age 65 and over.2
— Bone and Joint Initiative, USA
Health Care Costs
Reducing health care cost is an extremely important health priority. Our current health care system is on the verge of bankrupting the US economy. With roughly 41% of dollars being spent on pain management and chronic disease, an emphasis on lifestyle medicine should make a tremendous impact on the budget.
In 2015, the United States spent roughly $3.2 trillion on health care. To put this into another context, the entire 2015 US Department of Defense budget was just under $600 billion.3
— How Can the United States Spend Its Health Care Dollars Better?
My Beliefs, Philosophy, & Journey from Army medic to MSK Radiologist, then Health Care CEO.
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