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How Honest Is Your Doctor?

How Honest Is Your Doctor?

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  • When making health care decisions, you must be your own advocate; it’s important to ask questions before opting for tests, procedures or treatments, and it’s your decision if you’d rather opt for less medical intervention while choosing a more natural way of healing your body
  • Amazingly 40% believed that they should hide their financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients, and 10% said they had told patients something untrue in the previous year
  • One-third of physicians polled did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients, and one-fifth did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue
  • A survey of nearly 1,900 physicians revealed that many are not completely open or honest with their patients

By Dr. Mercola

A U.S. telephone survey found that 79 percent of Americans trust their doctor.i Only 8 percent said they do not … But can your doctor really be trusted?


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