You're missing the point.<quoted text>Okay- you're going off on a tangent now.
Not my fault if you don't know the difference between a doctor TREATING you for what ails you and CURING you of what ails you.
I guess it was silly of me to assume you did know the difference.....
And yeah, RR- oftentimes prescribing medication IS the treatment.
Not always and not always should it be, but there are definitely MANY cases in which drugs not only TREAT illness and disease, but also CURE illness and disease and save lives.
I am well aware that there are doctors who over-prescribe and who treat the SYMPTOMS rather than the ILLNESS.
But that is not the point here.
WhatEVER! The POINT is you ranted and railed about the doctors "killing" your MIL and you couldn't even be bothered to alert the AMA that you suspected this doctor was guilty of malpractice.
And that's probably because he was NOT guilty of it or else because you really didn't give that much of a crap after all.
And the other point is that if a patient is concerned that the diagnosis being given them is incorrect, insufficient or incomplete, the onus is on the patient to seek a second opinion.
If you think "caveat emptor" shouldn't apply when one is seeking medical treatment, you're wrong.
He was given herpes medication for allergies.
Please get to the point and shorten your posts. Every one doesn't have to be a novel.