Good medical care is more than just correctly diagnosing and prescribing medical treatment. We discuss the need for medical care providers to adequately connect and communicate with patients in the process of diagnosing and treating. Dr. Vaughan speaks about his new role as the Chairperson for the Sutter Independent Physicians Service Excellence Physician Advisory Council. Live audience participation is provided through Periscope.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study this week about the increase and spread of Lyme disease from 1993 – 2012. Dr. Vaughan explains Lyme disease, how it is contracted, its natural disease course, its prevention, and the controversy regarding ongoing symptoms following treatment.
California passed SB277 requiring school children to be vaccinated. It is dangerously close to violating patient autonomy and will probably be ruled unconstitutional for similar reasoning. SB 538, which would expand the scope of Naturopathic Doctors, is also discussed. Please notify your California Assembly Member to vote “No” on SB 538. You may use the following language:
Please be sure to vote “No” against SB538 which would expand the scope of “Naturopathic Doctors” in California. It is bad enough to have the state condone their practice with a licensing board. Let’s not further endanger patients by adding even more semblance of legitimacy to practices not supported by scientific evidence.