What your doctor dislikes

A quote from Seth Godin’s recent blog post, What the industry wants:

Doctors don’t like prescribing lifestyle changes or natural cures, because many patients demand a scrip and it’s easily defended and it comes with a sales rep.

Why would a doctor prescribe something which is going to cure you in the long run? This will kill his practice. Like all of us he needs to make money. On the other hand this practice costs us money on unnecessary diagnostic tests and weakens our immune system with over-medication. One suggestion is to pay doctors to ignore the patients.

Next time you have to visit your doctor, ask him to recommend something other than the magic pill he always prescribes.

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