IS FAKE NEWS TAKING OVER MEDICINE?
I just happened to catch KEVIN M.D.'s post by guest blogger Dr. Matthew Anderson a couple days ago called If You Think Fake News is Bad for Politics, You Should Try Being a Physician. Some of the things the good doctor specifically mentioned as being a big deal in the "Fake News" scene included NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS (he talked about Ginko and Vanadyl Sulfate by name), APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, and vaccines --- especially VACCINES as related to AUTISM ("A quick look at Twitter for #vaccines, and the news of vaccination harms is overwhelming." --- I wonder why?). Anderson went on to tell his readers how he combats this disgusting problem. "As a physician, I try to be a steward of medical information. I want my patients to seek out good quality medical information on their own. I steer them to reputable websites..." Which begs the question --- what constitutes a "reputable" website? WebMD? Yeahright.
We could spend a day answering the previous question, but I want you to forget about it for now --- it's not important to the real topic at hand. Like so many articles on the web, the best part of Dr. Anderson's article was the comments. It's uncanny how his readers --- most of which are obviously doctors or at least work in the medical community --- brought up some of the very same things that I've brought up on numerous occasions in the EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE (EBM) section of my site. For fun, just click the link and skim the titles. The comments pertained to....
The bottom line is this folks; as the government tries harder and harder to put the practice of medicine under its thumb via any and all means possible, the quality of your care will continue to erode. It has to. If your doctor wakes up every morning dreading his / her job, they might be able to fake fake that smile for a while, but it won't be very long before the apathy starts shining through and the quality of their work goes south. It's a bad enough scenario for anyone and any job, but if you are putting people's lives in your hands as a treating physician, it's downright dangerous.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).