Medical Code of Ethics 2016
How many doctors do you know who follow the Medical Code of Ethics to the dot? This includes:
- seeking your best interest even if that means they have to go against trade winds and old dogmas of treatment
- they must not accept any incentives to prescribe one medicine over another or nothing–this includes the following unacceptable practices : lunches and money paid to them by pharmaceutical companies for any reason! Check here if they have been taking any money, lunches, teaching fees (they are told to teach THE drug the pharmaceutical pushes), research money (that is equivalent to you being prescribed off-label medicine and report if you get hurt)… etc. Check the database here for your doctor’s name and his ethical conduct in terms of money. Put last name in only and state since doctors often enter their first names differently so you cannot find them.
- not prescribing off-label medicines without your express knowledge and consent
- ask questions, listens for your answers, and does not look at his watch while talking to you.
- You can actually count till 100 before your doctors storms out of your room visiting with you.
- your doctor explains to you what he/she is thinking, why, what tests may be beneficial, what discomfort you may feel, AND hands you the report as you walk out the door or via email if that is set up.
I could probably write a much larger list but here is the official Medical Code of Ethics as of JAMA just released July 14, 2016.
Doctors Code of Medical Ethics 2016
Print this out and take it with you to your next doctor’s visit and check the points as you have your conversation… if you dare, rate your doctor from 1-11 and hand it to him/her so that you doctor can feel great or ashamed, whichever the case may be!
About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.
Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention, and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps (chanelopathy) that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population.
Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease.
As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 5000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to make it easy to follow up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017.
Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in Economics with dissertation in neuroscience (culminating in Neuroeconomics) at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), certification in physiology (UPEN via Coursea), Nutrition (Harvard Shool of Public Health) and functional medicine studies. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 45 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters.
Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook, LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaastantonphd/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DrAngelaAStanton/
Hmmmm, what do you expect? There are an estimated 2.2 billion Christians on Earth. How many of them do you think abide by the Ten Commandments given to them by their God?
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heh… true… lol