Question: How does one go about finding a doctor who will take a holistic approach and do the proper testing? There are so many quacks out there, how do we find someone who knows what they are doing?
Dr. Brownstein’s Answer:
My first suggestion to you is that if you are not happy with the medical care you are receiving, then it is time to make a change. Having said that, how do you go about finding a knowledgeable holistic doctor? It is not easy. There are not that many doctors out there who have interest, knowledge, and experience in holistic medicine. Many doctors advertise a holistic practice but do not actually practice holistic medicine. There are two sources that you can use to find a doctor. The first is The American College for Advancement in Medicine. You can find a list of doctors on its Web site, www.acamnet.org. Or try the Broda Barnes Foundation. It also has a list of doctors that have attended its training seminars.
Contact the Foundation at (203) 261-2101 or on the Web at www.brodabarnes.org.
A holistic doctor (and even a conventional doctor) should be able to explain to you your choices and why he or she recommends a particular therapy. If a recommended therapy does not make sense to you, think hard about beginning that therapy. There may be alternative therapies to consider.