It’s Actually NOT Doctor Recommended
Most of us in some place and some time have heard of this tag line before “It is doctor recommended”. Well, what is actually being recommended? In this day and age, the newest recommendations have no ethical standards of what is being recommended, YET! If you put the tagline “it is doctor recommended”, then automatically people think it is a good thing to do. Speaking as a doctor and from a doctor’s perspective, here are some thoughts to consider…
We Did Not Go To Sales School
Buy this, use this, and double down on this? Doctors did not go to school to sell you things. There was no classroom that was solely and specially based on learning the art and craft of selling things to patients. Be weary when things are “suggested” or “recommended” in the doctor’s office. Why? That is not the doctor’s responsibility. As a doctor of chiropractic my job is to be a teacher and inform patients of what health is and what it is not; what your health needs and what it does not need and more importantly how and why it does what it does. Health does not come in form of lotions, potions, or ‘snake-oils’ that are constantly being invented as the newest and latest health craze.
Always Be The Thinker
Think for yourself and, as my mother always taught me, always consider your source. When considering your health and the doctor’s recommendation, consider this. Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art of things NATURAL. Lines become often blurred when ethical boundaries are mixed with compensation and things that are not natural. Take for instance cigarettes. Google the wording ‘doctors and cigarettes’ and click on images and see what pops up; comical to say the least. You could say in that day and age they did not know any better. Which is a false statement. The recommendations have not changed. Instead of the wording ‘cigarettes’, we are substituting that for pills, diets, lotions, and potions that are “safe” because they are Doctor Recommended. Be a thinker when it comes to your health and avoid sales tactics.