Thanks to the wonders of television most of us grew up with the images of doctors as amazing, infallible beings of unlimited healing abilities. As we get older we realize that isn't so. Doctors are just people too, subject to the same problems as all of the rest of us.
I was reminded of this fact recently when a friend called to update me on his wife's health problems. It seems they had been going to a 72-year-old doctor for some time and were told that her condition couldn't be operated on for 3 months, until she'd tried a non-surgical alternative. When my friend changed doctors to a younger (and better) physician they were given many different treatment options, including surgery, immediately. Not all doctors are created equal, and they change and age over time just like all the rest of us.
Years ago I talked with the medical director of one of the country's
leading alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs and the stories he told
me were frightening. Doctors can also have alcohol and drug problems
and the results are, well let's just say they're too terrible to review
Never forget that YOU are the greatest proponent for your good health! No one else understands and cares about you more than you. Don't assume that your doctor has all of the answers, he or she is just a human being. They have good days and bad days. Some care more than others. YOU have to be responsible for YOU!
That is the first step to realizing and accepting that there are hundreds of types of complementary and alternative medicine that might help you. If you'd like to learn more, buy my book HOW TO UNBREAK YOUR HEALTH on Amazon.