One of frustrating things about being a GP in Australia is dealing with the general public’s love affair for alternative medicine. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great when our patients take a proactive interest in their health and wellbeing, it’s just that I wish they aligned their treatments with medical evidence, rather than with the stars.
Let me give you some examples. I saw a patient with a nasty skin infection. As I was signing the script for flucloxacillin she said, “I’ll just check with my naturopath first if she thinks it’s okay for me to take this.”
I wish they aligned their treatments with medical evidence, rather than with the stars