So, I’m on the phone with a neurologist in regards to a patient. I ask the neurologist if there are any natural alternatives or at least things she can be doing in addition to the medications in order to get better. The answer I got: “No, in fact, if I saw this patient a year ago I would have prescribed this medication.”
Now, that’s fine, if that is his honest and best decision to help the patient. However, after speaking with this patient’s primary doctor, he gave some health alternatives other than harsh medications, but suggested a neurologist because a neurologist would know more about this patient’s problem since it is more his specialty.
There’s good and bad doctors, there’s good and bad chiropractors, there’s good and bad contractors, you name it. This patient’s primary care doctor; overall great- good guy, pleasant to talk to, very knowledgeable, refers to other appropriate practitioners, and truly cares about helping his patients. My primary doctor, an osteopath actually, all the same- great doctor, great guy, etc …
That being said, sometimes you’ve got to find the great ones, and you may go through a few on the other end of the spectrum first.
My take home message: Use your gut, and your common sense. If something doesn’t feel right, or a recommendation just doesn’t sit right with you, consult with someone else!
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