Episode: Doctors Who Question Medicine

The Healthy Skeptic Logo
Doctors Who Question Medicine
doctors-who-question-medicineEarly in training, doctors are told what they're learning is the "best we can do." Two doctors think it's time to Question Medicine.Dr. Joe Weatherly and Dr. Andrew Buelt are two doctors who, early in their training, started to question what they were being taught in medical school.

As the two doctors sat there discussing why they needed to order a bunch of tests and interventions that did not seem to help their patients, they began to question, “why are we doing this?”

As many other residents did, they referred to such websites as Up To Date, Medscape, MedPage Today and even to classic textbooks such as Harrison’s. They still were not satisfied with their answers.

As a result, Dr. Weatherly and Dr. Buelt started the website, QuestioningMedicine.com.

Now, they go against the grain in medicine to ensure that the patient's needs come first. These doctors don't order tests if they aren't necessary and they don't write a prescription if they think it won't help. They educate their patients on various medical options instead of following the "evidenced-based medicine" platform (where they'd also earn an extra buck for every prescription they'd write).

Isn't it time we all start to "Question Medicine"?
Users who viewed this episode also viewed...

The Healthy Skeptic > A New Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy

A new breakthrough can make radiation therapy for breast cancer patients more effective, while avoiding danger to the heart and lungs.We are in the final days of breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Julia White of the Ohio State University joins Dr. Kaskel  to discuss a new breakthrough for those women who are unfortunately faced with radiation therapy...

The Healthy Skeptic > Depression: The Difference a Diagnosis Can Make

There is a new medical breakthrough for depression.Breaking Health News: The very first blood test has been developed to diagnose depression in adult patients.  This is a major medical breakthrough. Until now, doctors and psychologists had to rely on signs and symptoms displayed in their patients to diagnose the disease, and patients had to trust the "expert opinion" of their health care provider when it came to a depression diagnosis...

The Healthy Skeptic > Dieting Fads: Get the Facts

Keeping up with the latest diet fads? If you think any of these diets are going to keep you slim for long periods of time, think again.The latest diet fads are endless and forever changing, so how can you even keep up? How do you know which ones work and which ones do not? Between the no-carb diets and the juice cleanses, you may try anything to get the weight off...
Comments (0)

Login or Sign up to leave a comment.

Log in
Sign up

Be the first to comment.