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Should You Trust Your Doctor?

Doctor & Patient 21406291_sMedicine, like other professions, has some outstanding practitioners, some incompetents, and a large number of mediocre performers. It’s especially hard to assess physicians, however, because their judgments have an air of authority and scientific certainty.

Unfortunately, many laypeople are inclined to trust their doctors implicitly, and that can be a mistake, often with serious consequences.

For one thing, it is hard for doctors to keep up with scientific data.Read More