The link: http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2011nl/oct/111000.htm
I highly recommend studying this article. It is a caution about dealing with specialists in particular, but I think it applies to all healthcare professionals.
Dr. McDougall's approach and advice are reality based. Among other questions, he asks in effect, "What do scientific studies show are the consequences -- for good or ill -- of the recommended treatment? How does it compare to alternative treatments or simply letting the condition continue?"
I began thinking about these issues when I read and reviewed Dr. Gilbert Welch's book, Over-Diagnosed
, here: http://anti-itisdiet.blogspot.com/2011/ ... lbert.html
The problem in the case Dr. McDougall discusses is, however, about over-treatment.