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Does it Matter if Your Doctors Oppose ObamaCare? Part 1

August 21st, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

This will be the first of a two-part newsletter. In Part 1, I will explain why many doctors are leaving medicine. Next month, I will explain why some of us have decided to stay – not only in body, but in mind and in spirit.  

So that my comments today are not interpreted as sour grapes, understand that ObamaCare has not been bad for my practice. In fact, patient-concern over ObamaCare has caused my practice to grow.… Read the rest

Fish Oil Stinks!

August 1st, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

For those of you who have read my previous blogs, you are familiar with my stance on vitamins, supplements, and “alternative medicine.” Though this topic is an entertaining example of human folly, taking untested supplements carries some real risks. Unlike the act of believing in Santa Claus, believing in untested substances is far from harmless. When you go down this path you are ingesting compounds that quite literally alter your body chemistry.

Dr. Steven Knope debates Andrew Weil on integrative medicine theories, techniques, and the use of LSD for medical treatment.Speaking of Santa Claus and alternative medicine, for those of you who are new to my philosophy, I direct you to a short video in which I went toe-to-toe in a televised debate with Santa himself – none other than Dr.… Read the rest