David A. Edwards, MD, PhD

Co-Founder | Physician

David A. Edwards, MD, PhD

Dr. David moved to Tennessee just over 8 years ago to join dynamic colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Dr. David is a physician and researcher with graduate training in neurophysiology and the endocannabinoid system in the brain.  He is also a Neuroanesthesiologist, and Pain Medicine specialist.  Before co-founding Paradigm Health with Dr. Matt, he was Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt, and Chief of the Pain Medicine Division.  During the years at Vanderbilt, he opened several clinics across middle Tennessee to expand compassionate treatment to patients living with cancer, chronic pain, acute surgical pain, and addiction.  He is the most recent past President of the Tennessee Pain Society and has published over 60 articles and chapters, authored 8 books, and speaks regularly on topics focused on optimizing health, preventing and treating pain, and discovery of new tools to bring relief to patients who suffer.

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Where Hospitality Meets Health.

Medicine 3.0

This is where the idea of Medicine 3.0 comes in, where clinicians use the tools of modern medicine and science to determine an individual’s potential risk of getting a disease and then pre-emptively intervene to prevent development of the disease or at least greatly reduce the impact of the disease you will have to endure. In this new paradigm, the focus of healthcare becomes maintaining your good health to not only prolong your life (lifespan) but ensure you are fit and functional enough to enjoy the extra years you live (healthspan).

The figure at the right captures the difference between Medicine 2.0 and 3.0 in the purple striped area. That is, this shows the difference between ‘living longer sicker’ or ‘living longer with better health and functionality.’ Our goal at Paradigm Health is to target this opportunity for improvement in your healthspan.

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