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Should you see an alternative healthcare practitioner if your doctor isnt listening to you about your health?
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Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and no
You should first of all find a new doctor who agrees with your philosophy of health and your health views.
Alternative healthcare practitioners also have a role in healthcare but the ideal case involves the teamwork and expertise of both.

In brief: Yes and no
You should first of all find a new doctor who agrees with your philosophy of health and your health views.
Alternative healthcare practitioners also have a role in healthcare but the ideal case involves the teamwork and expertise of both.
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
In brief: Proven vs unproven
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet

In brief: Proven vs unproven
By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine.
Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Dr. Erik Borncamp
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