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KOKOEK9
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4/29/10 6:46 P

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at one time DOS did practice alternative medicine AND SOME MANIPULATION , but I have heard few do any more, they are more like an MD, go for the others mentioned

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4/27/10 6:17 P

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I would love to find a doctor that is integrated medicine. Supposedly DO's are alternative and doctors and all of them that I call do not practice alternative medicine. The naturopath's are also described as medical doctors and practice alternative medicine. Anyway it would be great if insurance paid but somehow I doubt it.

I really hope that our health care does not turn into how Canada's is. I'd rather keep it the way it is rather than have rationed health care.


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4/24/10 12:43 P

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I don't think you're cynical, I think you hit the nail on the head on governments round the world. Ours in South Africa will take our false teeth out your mouth while we sleep if we dare to snore.

I will NOT run emotionally from compliments and hide in fat layers for protection.


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4/23/10 9:38 P

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Oh yah, insurance is really high here for most people. After my husband got laid off from his regular job and we started our own business we had to apply for our own medical insurance. Because I have Hep C the premium was a bit higher--but Uncle Sam is going to fix this problem...he, he. I don't trust the gov to fix anything really. I assume we will end up paying the insurance company a lot less but paying US a lot more. They'll wring it out of us either way.

I'm so cynical.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Geez! $860/month? Thatt's INSANE! I thought I had to pay a lot! Here, medical premiums are based on yearly income. We are currenly paying a little less than $200/mo right now; that is based on our income for 2008. About $60,000. But that may very well be 4 or 5 times that later this year (we made a BOAT LOAD of money this last year)
Funny. I still have to stand in line for 4 hours at the free clinic if I want to see a doctor.
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4/23/10 4:06 P

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It depends on your insurance policy. I have a friend in Seattle who gets some alternative care on her insurance. We have Kaiser 'cuz it was the cheapest (?) we could get for not having a group or employer to pay some--we have to pay full for ours (860/mo.!) And that's just mainly for catastrophic, no prescriptions (don't need!) some lab, $20 co-pay every time you step into a doctor's exam room & not much else. Geeze, if I could have half that much just to see alternative doctors I would jump on it!

"Integrative Medicine" is medicine that "integrates" conventional and alternative techniques. It's a good place to be; the best of both worlds in one place.

-annie

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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4/23/10 7:52 A

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Just curious: does insurance cover things like vitamin injections, etc? I am also thinking of adding an "alternative" doctor...she is listed as practicing "holistic and integrative medicine". I currently visit my GYN annually and she takes care of general issues as well --- I've never had a GP or Family Practice physician.


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Sorry, PAULINE. I meant a HOLISTIC healer treats your body as a whole. They will not treat a symptom, but your body as an entire system...

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I received my vitamin injections through a naturopathic doctor at a clinic in Portland, OR called Center for Environmental Medicine.

Google the words "find naturopathic doctor" and you will get a lot of websites that will help you find a naturopath in your area. A naturopath will usually recommend and prescribe a variety of things including, but not limited to, tests, diet changes, supplements, herbs and homeopathic remedies.

Good luck,
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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 4/22/2010 (23:09)
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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4/22/10 8:20 P

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Thanks Laura, I'll check it out.


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A naturopath will advise you in alternative, natural remedies. A homeopath treats your body as a whole entire system, and may also have alternative remedies to suggest.
A nutrtionist may also be of some help, but I would see one that is into more natural foods also.

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What kind of doctor do I need to find for alternative medicine? I looked up DO's doctors of osteopathic medicine. And when I called them they do NOT practice alternative methods. ???? Should I look up homeopathic people? I'd really like a doctor though.

Ani, what kind of doctor gave you vitamin injections?


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