Inspired by a blogger reply to “The Doctor is Way Out,” Compliments of Mojammel, for who the journey has just begun:
We need to change our lifestyle for our good health. Thanks!
WARNING: OPINION FOLLOWS AND LIKE I DIDN’T ATTEND 8 YEARS OF MED SCHOOL!
Yes! Lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle and maybe only see your doctor every so ‘once in a while’ for checkups and serious problems as best determined!
And if the doctor immediately recommends a medication or procedure, well, maybe ask if there is something else you could do instead?
And he’ll probably reply,
Say what! Did you complete 8 years of medical school?
You see, all he may likely knows from med school is how to diagnose and treat symptoms with meds, procedures and /or refer you to another doctor instead!
I feel it’s the whole body and mind you should treat: not just a particular organ, you see!
The slogan of the American Medical Association (AMA) is “First Do No Harm!”
So I did once contact the AMA and said:
Shouldn’t Your Motto be “First Do Some Good?”
Well! You can no longer go to the AMA site and make a comment by email unless you are a doctor, med student or hospital or recently returned from the dead! You need to input your credentials to move ahead! But you can write them you see!
Maybe it’s because of people making politically incorrect comments like little old me!
So this is my rant from the ‘mad as hell’ far side! My favorite Voltaire quote loosely interpreted:
Doctor’s seem to know little
About the meds they prescribe…
Maybe even less about the patients
They prescribe them to…
And, I feel, next to nothing
About the illnesses and diseases
They prescribe them for!
An example follows:
A few years back, I had been diagnosed with insufficient kidneys on blood tests. Luckily I went to a kidney specialist who knew something about the side effects and interactions of my drugs. So, the first thing he said to me was, “I see you’re taking a statin drug for cholesterol and a fenofibrate to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It is my experience that this can cause kidney problems. Stop taking the fenofibrate, get a blood test and come back in two weeks.”
I did and he said everything looks great. No follow up appointment was needed. Bye!
Insufficient kidneys was Nevermore!”
Now he did lose a patient for drug treatment which to me is setting a bad example for todays American Health Care System!