When it comes to our health, where can we find the one PERSON to turn to for an HONEST accurate answer? This is a flawed question because it presupposes one source is capable of providing an accurate HONEST answer all the time. It also excludes various mitigating factors that interfere with unbiased objective information used to provide an answer.
Most people would probably agree their medical doctor or chiropractic doctor or naturopathic doctor or ayurvedic doctor or eastern medicine doctor, etc… would be a good reliable source to find the HONEST TRUTH. Are doctors so pure in thought and action that TRUTH and HONESTY supersedes their HUMAN NEEDS and responsibilities to pay bills? Do the well paid managing consultants teach doctors TRUTH and HONESTY, or do they focus on models and protocols that generate revenue? Point being, are the SOLUTIONS offered by doctors HONEST recommendations in the best interest of the patient’s health, or solutions the industry has MANDATED the doctor recommend to maintain the INDUSTRY’S BEST HEALTH?
If only our anatomy would reveal the TRUTH!
How are we as patients to know whether recommendations are based on HONESTY or PROTOCOL?
It requires HOMEWORK. It requires caring enough about your health to get MULTIPLE ANSWERS from MULTIPLE SOURCES and determining for YOURSELF which SOLUTION provides the best option. Sounds a little scary, doesn’t it. We have been trained to leave these decisions in the hands of the “EXPERTS.” The “experts,” however, ALL HAVE BIASES and want your business! We need to stop looking at doctors on the same benevolent plane we see Mother Teresa. We must begin recognizing they share the SAME LIMITATIONS as the rest of us. They are human, want to earn a living and want to enjoy the blessings of life.
According to the British American Journal, approximately 12 million AMERICAN adults are MISDIAGNOSED annually. Broken down in simpler numbers this translates to 1 in 20 individuals with nearly 50% of these cases potentially resulting in “serious harm.” That translates into a lot of mistakes.
HOW CAN WE IMPROVE THESE STATISTICS AND IMPROVE THE HONESTY IN TREATMENT SOLUTIONS?
We can achieve this by becoming an INTEGRAL part of the decision making process. We can coordinate the efforts of the experts we have confidence in and get MULTIPLE opinions regarding our diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This DOESN’T MEAN going to 2 different family doctors and comparing their findings. It means going to different TYPES OF DOCTORS that evaluate and treat health problems. Sometimes people will feel a medical approach using pharmaceuticals will be the best decision. Other times, a chiropractic physician will be chosen utilizing a different treatment plan achieving a similar or better result without the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Hypothetically, a naturopathic physician may reveal findings undiscovered by BOTH the medical physician and chiropractic physician adding more accurate information to a final diagnosis resulting in a better comprehensive treatment plan and outcome.
The beautiful thing about this approach is it places the PATIENT IN CHARGE OF THEIR OWN HEALTH! The PATIENT gets to choose from the BEST TREATMENT PLANS provided by a variety of TRUSTED professionals offering HONEST SOLUTIONS that meet their personal needs.
Will some doctor’s egos object to this team effort approach? YES! Will some doctors threaten to release you from their care for not trusting their opinion or following their treatment recommendations? YES! Are you worried there aren’t enough good, caring, qualified and compassionate doctors willing and able to fill their place??? DON’T BE!
Talk to friends, go online and read reviews, interview doctors in person and create your own personal team to help you champion your own health. As a doctor, I would have WELCOMED this approach because I would have known my patient cared as much about their own health as I did. I would have also been more confident that my patient’s COMPREHENSIVE needs were being evaluated thoroughly and addressed appropriately. This becomes a win-win approach for both doctor AND PATIENT.
Would you rather evaluate the quality and value of your doctor by the size of the house he or she lives in or the car they car drive, or by the quality of health they are willing and able to help YOU achieve?
WOULD YOU SAY WE’VE SUCCEEDED IN SEARCHING AND FINDING HONESTY TODAY?