on May 16, 2011
at 07:45 PM
As a quick glance to the freshly updated FAQ (afternoon of 5/16/2011) will demonstrate:
Do special rules apply to healthcare providers or medical professionals?
Indeed, special rules very much do apply. In the interest of transparency and credibility, anyone publicly claiming to be a credentialed physician must also publicly provide identity info on their profile page. e.g. link to their website, LinkedIn etc etc. If a physician wants to remain anonymous (and that is well within their rights), then they must not use "Dr.", "Doc", "MD" anywhere in their user-name, profile or comments. This applies to ALL credentialed physicians, naturopaths, chiropractors and what-have-you etc etc
This has been enacted such that any advice/thoughts given by a physician can be weighed against their credentials and experience. It also makes it more difficult for folks to fake such expertise.
Please change your username or profile ASAP, if need be. Otherwise, I will be making modifications as needed.
on May 17, 2011
at 02:02 AM
I don't think so, but that's just me...I treat people who are willing to listen to reason and talk about something the same. I defer to people who can talk about different cellular stages and dna and such because they have more knowledge, but it's the internet. Same rules apply as anywhere. Take what you see and hear with a grain of salt. Check with your doc, do your research. Just because they have awesome new ideas, it doesn't mean it's going to be awesome when applied to you. I assume that I am the exception to the rule, not the standard when applying medical care.
I do understand that paleo is met with some talk from doc's and other sources about what's legit and not, so I just do the standard thing. Take what Wolf, Courdain, Sisson, Harris and other smart people talk about with some caution, do some investigating, see the studies, try it for a couple days, and either incorporate or remove it. In the end, I'm responsible for what I do, I'm not a sue-happy crazy legal person, and I live with my decisions. If that decision kills me, so be it. I will harbor no ill-will towards the other people here. I know that the dr's and such take time to talk to us, and I appreciate that.
I might post a medically related question because I want ideas, theories and differing information, but that doesn't mean that I would use it as a replacement for my doctor, merely something I would discuss with my doc and move forward from that.
on May 16, 2011
at 11:11 PM
INDIVIDUAL responsibility.Let each look out for himself and not stick his beak in the face of others. Ever hear of the 'copper rule': ie. mind your business. Professional liability cannot accrue to those who voice opinions over the net in this form(its called 'anonymity'). CAVEAT EMPTOR.