Medscape asks “Is CAM always a Scam?” and finds that 33% of MDs support patients’ use of alternativesMedscape published on July 11, 2011 a summary of medical doctor comments on a subject entitled Is CAM always a Scam?” The report

Medscape asks: “Is CAM always a Scam?” and finds that 33% of MDs support patients’ use of alternatives

Medscape published on July 11, 2011 a summary of medical doctor comments on a subject entitled Is CAM always a Scam?” The report from Medscape’s Physician Connect Discussion Board (reserved for MD/DO/DDS-only) offers the gamut of opinion on CAM. The discussion was stimulated by a neurologist asking: “How do you counsel patients interested in complementary or alternative therapies?” An associated Medscape poll found that 31% of respondents supported their patients’ use of alternate paths of treatment, 18% discouraged it “as a general rule” and a 38% advocated “telling [patients] there is little evidence one way or the other and leaving it open.”