The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Recognizing when it’s time to change healthcare providers

    Dr. Jerome Groopman (not in the photo) — a physician and author of books about doctors and patients — discusses on CNN the 5 events that let to know when it’s time to consider leaving your doctor.

    It applies to CAM practitioners as well.

    Do any of these scenarios apply to you?

    • The doctor doesn’t like it when you ask questions.
    • The doctor doesn’t listen to you.
    • The doctor can’t explain your illness to you in terms you understand.
    • You feel bad when you leave the doctor’s office.
    • You feel the doctor just doesn’t like you — or vice versa.

    What would be the 5 scenarios that tell your healthcare provider it’s time to drop you as a patient?

    8/19/07 09:57 JR

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