It took more than 80,000 hours of training for me to become a cardiologist. How much of that time was spent on nutrition? Zero.
My waiting room was full of patients whose numbers I had made perfect but who still looked sick and felt terrible. Some even felt worse with all the drugs I had put them on
Children as young as 10, according to the guidelines, can be started on statin medications....
Physicians even get paid more when a drug is prescribed. A medical encounter that generates a prescription is considered more complex, which qualifies for higher reimbursement.