Is Your Doctor A Member Of the AMA?

Crakajak

Senior Member
"law enforcement personnel” can petition courts to confiscate firearms from people “when there is a high or imminent risk for violence.”
Money quote^^^^^^^^^
 

Balrog

Senior Member
The AMA is run by liberal mostly academic public health doctors. Far less than half of the doctors in the US now belong to the AMA and their membership declines every year. They do not represent the rank and file, and they do not even represent the professional interests of the rank and file. They have been an active accomplice of the government in pushing an agenda that makes medical practice more difficult and regulatory compliance more burdensome. Also, you should not forget they supported the Affordable Care Act.

The AMA has been actively campaigning against the 2nd Amendment for years. I resigned my membership over 20 yrs ago because of this, and they will never get a dime from me, nor will I buy their products or attend their continuing education events.

In short the AMA does everything that a professional organization representing a trade should not do. They do not look out for the financial interests of the profession. They do not try to block legislation that makes practice of the profession more difficult. They choose sides in political arguments that are divisive within the profession, such as gun rights.

I am a doctor. I recommend you buy a gun, learn how to use it proficiently and safely, and carry it everywhere every day to defend yourself. You may live longer if you do this. You know, kind of like if you start exercising and quit smoking. You may be able to save someone else's life too. You know, kind of like if you know CPR or the Heimlich maneuver.

My views do not coincide with the AMA. They probably would kick me out if I hadn't already quit them. They think there is an epidemic of gun violence, and that guns are excessive in our society. I don't think that is correct. The problem is not the number of guns, but the distribution. We don't have enough good guys carrying.
 

dwhee87

Senior Member
Well said, Balrog. Guns were way more accessible 30-40 years ago. What changed? Not access to guns. We've started medicating instead of institutionalizing. We have turned a blind eye to crime, or lessened penalties. We have allowed, or even fostered, the moral decline of society.

What's the AMA have to say about that?
 

drhunter1

Senior Member
Healthcare is now designed to treat disease rather than cure it. That way the cash keeps flowing.

If you walked out of a Drs office and fell dead in the parking lot the Dr. would go eat a hamburger and sleep like a baby that night.

You are not a patient. You are a paycheck. Never forget that.
 

Balrog

Senior Member
Healthcare is now designed to treat disease rather than cure it. That way the cash keeps flowing.

If you walked out of a Drs office and fell dead in the parking lot the Dr. would go eat a hamburger and sleep like a baby that night.

You are not a patient. You are a paycheck. Never forget that.

Harsh. I don't think its generally true, but certainly don't doubt there are some that meet your description. I was up most of the night one day this week taking care of a kid, and I assure my motivation was not the few dollars Medicaid paid me to do it.
 

Lukikus2

Senior Member
Healthcare is now designed to treat disease rather than cure it. That way the cash keeps flowing.

If you walked out of a Drs office and fell dead in the parking lot the Dr. would go eat a hamburger and sleep like a baby that night.

You are not a patient. You are a paycheck. Never forget that.
In the circle balrog speaks of. Yes. But there is a circle of caring physicians outside of that one.
 

drhunter1

Senior Member
In the circle balrog speaks of. Yes. But there is a circle of caring physicians outside of that one.
I know there are. However they are not allowed to say they are treating, cancer for example, because they employ extremely effective alternative treatments such as massive vitamin C infusions, viscous injections, hypoberric treatments and yes, even canabanoids.

These Dr.s can only describe to the patient that they are only performing cancer support. If they say they are treating the cancer and authorities catch wind of it, he/ she is in for a big time legal battle to maintain their license to practice.

And what's more these treatments are extremely expensive and will not be covered by any insurance policy known to man. They aren't as expensive as conventional chemo/radiation treatments though, chemo and radiation treatments ravage the body and often times kill the patient

These alternatives treatments, which have been proven to effectively beat back cancer and they are not available to the average Joe.

So the moral to the story is that insurance companies would rather pay more money, for less effective treatments that kill the patient often times, than pay for more cost effective treatments that actually work. Sad.
 
I am in search of a new primary care doctor, and will add the AMA credentials to the list of things I don't want, Good doctors are few and far between, most simply want to listen to your breathing, check your BP and if you have some issue, write a script and hustle you out of the office, on to the next one ,,,
 

drhunter1

Senior Member
Harsh. I don't think its generally true, but certainly don't doubt there are some that meet your description. I was up most of the night one day this week taking care of a kid, and I assure my motivation was not the few dollars Medicaid paid me to do it.
It's the system balrog. I recently had a heart attack and apparently I had it approx 1 year prior to me having it. It's I didn't go to the Dr afterwords but when I went and told thie Dr what happened 2 days later, he looked me dead in the eye and said there is no way you had a heart attack, you wouldn't be here if you did. He didn't even do an EKG on me.

Now what I told him is that the pain started in my left shoulder and it was intense pain and by the time I got upstairs, it had spread to my chest. I was laying in the fetal position on my bedroom floor begging for the pain to stop. My wife was still asleep. I got her up but the pain subsided so we decided not to go to the emergency room. I called my Dr. that morning and had an appointment set for 2 days later.

1 year later I had my physical and met with a nurse practitioner and out of the blue she decides to give me an EKG. After the firs one, she came in and asked if I was lauging during the test. I said no. She did another EKG and 2 more EKGs later she finally came in and said that there was a small anomaly but that it wasn't anything to worry about and that the EKG was over reading it.

I didn't buy that because that event freaked me ou so I told her I was going to go see a cardiologists. She said that would be a good idea. Talk about mixed messages.

That's a story for another day. The bottom line is the medical profession is evil.
 
Dr’s have long been symptom specialist than cure specialist. Pharmaceutical companies control 80% of them and I’d like to think the other 20% are good Dr’s but just afraid of a Malpractice case.
 
Doctors should ask more questions during checkup visits than they do, most people do not know how to describe what is going on with them, doctors should know to ask the right questions, in order to get to the bottom of what is going on with a patient, it should be a diagnostic process, instead its like if something isn't obvious they dismiss it, or write a prescription they " think " will cover it.

I'm an automotive tech, and I ask customers more questions about what their car is doing, and when it started doing it,, than my current doctor does when I go see him. I don't know if that is a result of the health care system, or the type of doctors that are being turned out by the medical colleges ?
 

Argent11

Senior Member
My Ophthalmologist certinly isn't anti gun. He wants to make sure that you can see real good so you can go hunting. Like with the
mono vision contacts, he will ask ask you which one is your
shooting eye?

Those kind of contacts are a trip to get used to at first though. Ones
for distance and other one is for reading. Your brain will get used
it after a few days so it's not to bad.
 
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WishboneW

Senior Member
Many drs operate a medical billing practice not a medical practice. More questions and concerns about insurance and payment than anything else.
 
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