The author spent over forty years working in the
health care industry, gaining fi rsthand knowledge
about the interworkings of the various industries
that represent the whole. After graduating from the
University of Texas Pharmacy School in 1959, Fritz
worked in retail pharmacies for about twenty years
and as an owner for fi fteen of those years. During
this time, valuable experience was gained while
working with doctors, drug-company representatives,
nursing homes, health insurance companies, and the
consuming public-his customers. After selling his
retail pharmacy, more experiences were gained selling
pharmacy computer systems to retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and institutional
pharmacies. Additional experiences came from working as a business broker listing and
selling retail pharmacies.
Beginning about 1969, the whole health care industry evolved from a free enterprise
environment to one controlled by health insurance companies, drug manufacturers,
litigious lawyers, and government-entitlement programs. After many years of witnessing
the demise of the health care industry and building frustration over the absence of
truth emanating from the talking heads representing all forms of our news media and
politicians, he wrote is fi rst book, Health Care: It Can Be Fixed.
There is not a more qualifi ed spokesman, nor a better friend, to health care than Fritz.
He is no longer active in the industry, so he is absolutely free to speak the truth and help
people understand where better health comes from. In addition to writing about health
care, he is also a public speaker and a consultant to businesses and corporations.