I begin clinical rotations this month for my master’s program. I know I have to suck it up and prescribe whatever medicines the preceptor thinks are necessary, and I do have the understanding that medicines are, sometimes, necessary. But. I just don’t think they should be the first choice. Maybe not even the second choice, unless the person is in grave danger without them while they incorporate other changes into their lives.
I will try to find preceptors who are of the same persuasion, but I know that will be very difficult indeed. It’s just easier and faster to give someone a script than it is to counsel them about lifestyle, diet, etc. If you want to pay the bills, you give scripts.
I’ve already been told I’ll never make it in my own practice because I won’t keep patients, they want a fix right now and they’ll just go to someone else if I don’t give it to them. I guess these next 19 months will be a trial by fire. Maybe I’ll just become like everyone else. Maybe I’ll move to Mexico or Canada.