I remember talking to the wife I had just met of an old friend whom I had not seen in twenty years.  She was an avid avoider of medical doctors, preferring to take her family to alternative health practitioners.    Learning I was a doctor, and to my dismay, she began telling me about her fantastic homeopath, and how he had sorted out numerous problems that previous ‘inept’ family doctors had struggled to heal.  Her approach, as I have come to expect, was both provocative and accusing.

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