TEN REASONS TO IGNORE YOUR DOCTOR: MORE AND MORE PEOPLE DISTRUST TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AND FOR SOME VERY GOOD REASONS


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'Once upon a time, those who went to doctors were called patients. Now patients are called health consumers. Doctors were once called physicians, wise and caring gatekeepers of our health who intervened on our behalf when we got sick. Now they are called tier one health care providers.

Once there were doctors (MDs) and nurses (RNs). Now, there are so many different licensed health care providers it’s hard to keep track of them all.

In an article in MainSt by S.Z. Berg, heath consumers give better ratings to non-physicians to handle their care then traditional M.D.’s. In an interview study of 28,000 patients conducted by Vanguard Communications, patients rated naturopaths as five stars. Osteopathic doctors were close to the top. But internal medicine and family practice M.D.’s were near the bottom.'

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