-(the) Jim (thevirtualjim) wrote,

From an ND ethics discussion

"However, I do have a point of view regarding your second question. I absolutely have zero guilt problems selling products as a naturopathic physician. This, to me, is a win-win situation for patients, when the doctor follows a strict moral and ethical code and prescribes only what the patient needs, and nothing more, ever. Let's face it, patients are going to try supplements they find on-line or some 17 year old health food store clerk advises them to buy for their condition. Meanwhile I spend at least 1.5-2.5 intense hours learning about my patient, their past history, their present conditions, I test them to specifically learn their Obstacles to Cure, and then I decide what diet, exercise, stress relaxation, hydrotherapy, homeopathic remedy, and yes, botanicals and nutraceutricals will work best for them. Thus, the patients actually saves time, energy and money buying from me what my medical experience and expertise has decided they need to heal from their condition. We've all seen the bags of expensive junk products patients bring in, which haven't helped them as they are in our offices seeking help for the conditions that all those bottles did not address. My patients don't have to run all over town to this health food store, and that, trying products which are low in quality, low in dosage, and not really scientifically or experientially associated with enabling their Vis to heal them from their condition(s). My products are high quality; top of the line. My prices are generally equal to what they would buy elsewhere, and if once I prescribe a product and they find it cheaper on-line, there's nothing I can do about that. And, usually, my patients DO get better, finally, taking my recommended products (along with following the whole protocol). " (Dr. Mona Morstein)
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