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CAN SOMEONE SUGGEST A WAY OUT OF THIS?

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A 2012 study in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that higher patient satisfaction was associated with higher spending on overall health care and prescription drugs.

Case in point? Antibiotics.

Dashing off an antibiotic prescription is a win-win for some docs & patients. It saves time for docs and makes patients happy.

However, while takes two minutes to write a prescription, it takes 10 to 15 minutes to explain why you don’t need an antibiotic or why you should do the wait-and-watch or try-a natural approach.

These approaches take time and don’t necessarily make parents happy immediately.

What’s more, overuse of antibiotics is linked to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Each year in the U.S., at least two million people become ill because of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

So, how does doctor please his patient, keep cost low and yet not resort to quick fixes and more testing?

Thoughts?

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Author: txnaturalpediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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