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Why I chose... to be a GP homoeopathist

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I would happily have a lot more time with the patient to explore aspects of their social, psychological, physical and health belief systems. I could then effectively prescribe some evidence based medicine or exercise or relaxation or even an inactive substance as a reminder to concentrate on their issue for moments in the day. Society/governments choose not to fund us in this way where we could be more effective and the therapeutics value of the consultation and physician contact would come to the fore. Can't do that for 6.9 consults/pt/yr for 80 quid. But I do not and will not believe that homeopathic medicines have anything to do with the improvement in patients symptoms. It's not 'western' medicine vs alternatives, it's western medicine is not applied in it's most effective form. Half an hour per patient please and I would challenge any homeopathic doctor to do better than me with time, the BNF, a few injectables and some surgical back up.

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10 Dec 2013

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5:23pm

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