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Just an FYI, having a doctorate degree doesn't make someone a physician for example; PTs, chiropractors (PAs are more of physicians than chiropractors), optometrists, and pharmacists are not physicians. a physician completes 4 years of medical school and a 3+ year residency to earn that title, none of the other careers I've listed do that. Also, no sane PA would ever want to work under a chiropractor.

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^^^^^^  whatever.  keep an open mind.  just because you don't know how to practice Chinese medicine or don't believe in it, doesn't make the entire field invalid.  advocate, promote, and practice what you know and are trained in.  don't discount other ways of doing things.  chances are freaking excellent that some aspects of chinese medicine are effective.  our profession is already ripe with arrogance.  everyone already knows this.  let's not add fuel to that misguided fire

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^^^^^^  whatever.  keep an open mind.  just because you don't know how to practice Chinese medicine or don't believe in it, doesn't make the entire field invalid.  advocate, promote, and practice what you know and are trained in.  don't discount other ways of doing things.  chances are freaking excellent that some aspects of chinese medicine are effective.  our profession is already ripe with arrogance.  everyone already knows this.  let's not add fuel to that misguided fire

At some point plants, and herbs including eastern medicine have been derived and extracted, which then synthesized to become the pharmacology that we now know and prescribe.

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At some point plants, and herbs including eastern medicine have been derived and extracted, which then synthesized to become the pharmacology that we now know and prescribe.

of course.  big pharma hires lots of ethnobotanists whose mission is to head out and steal traditional old ancient remedies from natural products used by diverse cultures around the globe from the amazon to china.  this is no secret, books written about it.

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advocate, promote, and practice what you know and are trained in. don't discount other ways of doing things. chances are freaking excellent that some aspects of chinese medicine are effective. our profession is already ripe with arrogance. everyone already knows this. let's not add fuel to that misguided fire

 

The entire concept of EVIDENCE based medicine requires that one discount therapies that have not been studied and evaluated in the proper methodology for their effectiveness & safety. You may not like how they're saying it, but really what they're saying is "there is no scientific evidence to support this claim/procedure/supplement".

 

And I think medical providers have to be careful not to be overly PC when addressing homeopathy, herbal tx, etc. Because some people will take the lack of a flat out rebuttal as a ringing endorsement of their use. And that can be detrimental to both pt safety and health.

 

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no, no yes, no, maybe (not sure if aliens can be SP's)

pretty sure dr watson doesn't hold a US license. neither does dr jekyl(although apparently he is sp for may pas). Doc severinson can be your sp if your scope of practice is playing awesome jazz.. Doc holiday has TB, so is likely an impaired practitioner.

Dr Feelgood apparently can be an SP and run many pain clinics:

start at 1:05:

or how about this guy:

ken jeong md, yup, it's true:

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/05/299207403/ken-jeong-doctor-by-day-comedian-by-night

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