« on: July 16, 2013, 01:44:44 am »
i think peak t is right we need a joint approach. i think those of us who read a lot and are interested can at times get overconfident in our own knowledge. many docs know a lot too.
the problem i have noticed, and where i think the frustration arises is that many docs, at least the ones i have encountered are not that intellectually curious. the types of people who are interested in these topics enough to frequently post on this board, ie us, are intellectually curious and have a hard time understanding why a doc wouldnt be about his own field. but thats how most people are, not just docs.
im sure there are many docs out there that are intellectually curious, but there are also those whos minds dont wander past the golf course. i think in general the more acute a condition is the better they are, and the more chronic or long term the condition is the weaker they may be. but like peak says dont just dismiss them entirely, they may know more than you realize at times