“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic and have no place in a republic…The Constitution of this republic should make special privilege for medical freedom as well as religious freedom.”
Dr. Benjamin Rush
George Washington’s personal physician
How true Dr. Rush’s words ring today. They are no doubt prophetic. Then again, it seems Medicine, in the general sense, has been fighting this battle for centuries. Innovative and questioning healers have always fought uphill against the establishment and their “idea” of Medicine. The establishment always punishes these pioneers. The reasons vary; greed, pride, power, the demise of their healing ideas and methods. Unfortunately, the “pioneers” suffer greatly at the hands of those who control the system. Many have lost careers, families, and some even their lives, as a result of those who wield immense unearned and unsupervised power over them.
The public also loses. Simple truths are unknowingly withheld from the public by their allopathic, pill pushing physicians who have been taught to despise Traditional/Alternative Medicine to the point that most won't even consider looking into it. They dismiss everything that isn't allopathic medicine as quackery. The public is given only the medical industry's/establishment's view of a medical issue and "offered/allowed" only their treatments. The public is never offered any Traditional/Alternative views or treatments by the majority (99% plus) of physicians. Physicians simply regurgitate to their patients what they have learned at pharmaceutical company sponsored continuing medical education (CME) events. And even if they desired to practice medicine differently, they aren't allowed to.
There is a literal witch hunt for physicians who practice outside the allowed corporate medicine box. If a healer should discover a truth, idea or theory that ventures outside the systems closed box and attempt to incorporate it into their practice, they are likely to be harassed by their State Healthcare Board or the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The blood hounds are the State Medical Boards which hunt down these physicians and then banish them from medicine for life, but only after they have fined them and destroyed their practice, family and finances. A small nucleus of about 6 people, who are given absolute immunity for any misdeeds, poor decisions and constitutional infractions, ultimately control the physician's ability to practice medicine ever again. This destruction is done behind closed doors under a facade of justice called Administrative Law where theoretically only a preponderance of evidence - 51% - is needed to make a decision. That's all it takes, and really not even that, for authoritative bureaucrats to destroy a healthcare provider. Administrative Law hearings for physicians are a venue where perjury, hearsay, individuals falsely presented as experts, withholding of documents, incompetence and unconstitutional proceedings are allowed and encouraged, all with a facade of justice and due process. If the healthcare provider is at the point of a hearing they are almost certain to lose their ability to practice the art of healing/medicine forever. How could they win? The Healthcare Board holds all the cards. The Healthcare Boards could care less what the ALJ's decision is because they hold the ultimate fate of a physician. These medical board associated bureaucrats suffer no repercussions for any of their behaviors and there is no system whatsoever in place to complain about their criminal and unconstitutional actions. And they know this so they act with impunity on the tax payers dime.
The attacks on physicians who don't tow the establishments line also serve a sinister second function. Individuals, such as Sydney Wolfe, M.D. of Public Citizen, desire more physicians being disciplined by State Medical Boards. Dr. Wolfe is very vociferous regarding this issue and has contacts with the MSM (main stream media) who act as his echo chamber. Traditional/Alternative physicians are being attacked and sacrificed by their Medical Boards to satisfy discipline quotas desired by groups such as Public Citizen, while the physicians who truly are in need of discipline are allowed to continue to practice, especially if they have "friends" on the Medical Board or Hospital Peer Review committees.
This function segues nicely into a third function - removing competition, people you dislike and practitioners of treatment modalities you disagree with. And it is all made so easy by the "system". Everything is anonymous - the complaint, the complainant and even the specifics of your case. The trump card they have is "absolute immunity".
Lastly, there is a fourth function for these attacks which is parasitic and cannibalistic in nature. Most Medical Boards - including Oregon's - fund their "operation" not only with licensing fees, but additionally with large fines against practitioners. To remain financially viable, it is necessary for Medical Boards to destroy physicians and extort money from them - known as "fines". So why would anyone expect physicians to offer anything but the treatments they are allowed/sanctioned to offer? The risks have been shown to be too great; and no matter how right you might be....well that really isn't the question, nor the answer, now is it?
Folks we live in a medical dictatorship. The only treatment algorithms allowed by medical boards, medical schools, physicians in unearned positions of power, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals, etc. are theirs. These entities strive to restrict your knowledge of other healing modalities while they present you with their "treatment" as the only viable option. That way you remain chronically ill and in need of their toxic medications for life. Any questions about other treatments are typically met with a condescending look and sarcastic answer from your physician about it being quackery. SELI Wellness Center educates members with amazing information!