Hey, doc, don't forget the patient!
You'd think having a doctor earning a straight salary would be better for patients since there's no financial incentive to dish out unnecessary treatments.
But it just doesn't work that way.
Docs on salary usually work for big hospital corporations and medical conglomerates -- and while they may not have a financial incentive to over-treat patients, they often have an even bigger incentive to undertreat them.
It's so bad now that the American Medical Association has just issued a warning to doctors... actually REMINDING them that their first responsibility is to the patient, not their penny-pinching corporate overlords.
But c'mon, is that really going to make a difference?
These doctors are almost always under strict orders to save as much money as they possibly can -- and that often means finding ways to make sure patients don't get everything they really need.
And while their salaries may not change based on how many treatments they provide, some of them could get a bonus based on how much money they save by DENYING treatments -- including treatments the patient might actually NEED.
So on the one hand you've got docs who perform needless life-ruining treatments to make an extra buck. On the other, you've got docs withholding important and necessary treatments to save a buck.
It's the worst of both worlds -- and as usual, you're caught in the middle. That's why it's essential that you take charge of your own treatments, especially when it comes to cancer.
If you've been diagnosed with this disease, don't panic. Inform yourself instead -- learn about your disease and ALL of your treatment options, including no treatment at all. One way to do that is with my subscription newsletter, The Douglass Report.
My online archives alone are like a private cancer library that's open 24/7 -- and it's available to every single subscriber.
But of course, you still need a doctor -- especially if you have cancer -- so I recommend an enlightened member of the (ACAM).