An article on the Alliance For Natural Health website titled “Can My Doctor Get Into Big Legal Trouble By Offering Natural Health Treatments?” makes it very clear: Alternative healthcare practitioners are being seriously threatened, and if this continues, it will most certainly affect your choices of how you take care of your body – if you choose to be treated in the U.S.
The author explains why natural health practitioners are under constant legal threat:
“Whether for reasons of conviction or crony capitalism, the government is heavily biased in favor of conventional medicine and against integrative or natural medicine. So laws often trample doctors’ natural right and their patients’ right to choose the healthcare options they prefer.”
“The bias against complementary, alternative, or integrative medicine in state governments is strongly reinforced by professional organizations like the American Medical Association. The AMA, which represents only about 13% of US medical doctors (up to half that number are residents and medical students, who get big discounts on membership and a free subscription to a journal when they join), also has a seeming stranglehold on the Federation of State Medical Boards, which in turn greatly influences the state medical boards themselves.”
“All of these forces in turn influence insurance reimbursement policies, in most cases denying any reimbursement for alternative treatments and therapies.”
“Standard of Care” means whatever the State Medical Board says.
“Many states do not have licensing options for naturopaths, homeopaths, acupuncturists, etc, and so the legality of how and what they can practice is uncertain and varies. But MDs must be licensed before they may legally practice medicine in the US. And when their procedures fall outside what is generally considered “standard” medical practice (even when it is a higher standard of care), physicians who offer non-conventional treatments may become vulnerable to investigations for medical incompetence, or unprofessional behavior, or alleged violations of state or federal laws; a guilty verdict may result in fines, injunctions, loss of license, or even jail sentences.”
Dr. Mark Geier’s battle with the Maryland board of physicians is just another seemingly beyond belief (but unfortunately, all-too-typical) example of the Gestapo-type behavior of the medical boards, in controlling what a physician practicing in the United States can and can not do:
Dr. Mark Geier is a “critic of using Thimerosal (a form of mercury) in vaccines, especially for children. His criticisms and revelations became a major thorn in the side of vaccine companies. In April of this year, he received a letter telling him that a secret hearing had been held by the Maryland Board of Physicians, and they had decided that he was “a danger to the public.” Because of that his license was being immediately suspended.
At a hearing in May, neither Dr. Geier nor his attorney were allowed to examine any of the state’s witnesses (the state refuses to release their names), nor would they be allowed to produce any witnesses or testimony of their own. In fact, at no time before either of the hearings would the Maryland Board of Physicians tell Dr. Geier precisely what he had been accused of. The case is ongoing.”
Unfortunately, the medical board’s control of physicians across the U.S., in most cases, is not based on protecting patients’ rights against substandard medical care, but rather in preventing physicians from offering alternative care that may be superior to the current governmental ‘authorized’ care.
When one reads what happened to Dr. Geier and many other brave natural health pracitioners, one quickly realizes that physicians in the U.S. are now living in a constant state of fear, almost analogous to living in a police state. This is why so many innovative practitioners have left the United States to seek safe havens in order to practice non drug/non surgical healthcare.
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In closing, as the author so aptly states: “Being a natural health physician is the highest legal risk profession we know. Because of this, we all owe a great debt of thanks to those brave physicians who persevere because of their love for medicine and genuine desire to help people.”
Assistant to Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
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Professor/Dr Brian A Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain