Dr. Lee Sheldon
You can be a successful health consultant for yourself. Here’s how:
- A person may be a product of his or her experiences. However, one creates those experiences rather than falls victim to them. If you don’t like the experiences, create different ones that you do like.
- What may seem good for others may not be good for you.
- You can be a better health consumer if you know what your doctor knows. The way to do that is to study the literature that applies to your own situation. A good place to start is the Cochrane library. Cochranelibrary.com
- Mapping out your daily health routines have a greater effect on your overall outcomes than a procedure or a pill.
- The reason for second opinions is rooted in the word, “opinion.” A doctor takes scientific findings along with the product of his or her experiences to make a recommendation to you. Science alone is not an answer. The cartoonist and commentator, Scott Adams, describes this well:
- Science is objective.
- The scientist has biases.
- The journalist who comments on what the scientist says has biases on those biases.
- The owner/publisher has obligations to his or her advertisers that determine what is published and compounds those biases.
- When you read the published document, you have biases.
- Therefore what you see online or on TV is nothing close to objectivity. (The Cochrane library gets you closer to the truth.) Therefore, understand that opinions are just that.
- Integrity may provide a better result in the absence of science.
- Diagnostics sometimes lead you on a path toward destruction. Please read the book, Overdiagnosed by Dr. Gilbert Welch.
Create your plan for success.Lee N. Sheldon, DMD
2223 Sarno Road Melbourne, Florida 32935