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2nd Opinion Doesn’t Match The 1st

Carolyn Dean MD ND | Tuesday, April 11, 2017
In the midst of writing a blog called “Oopsie Daisy Medicine” I was sent an article that proved my point. It’s called “Second Opinion From Doctor Nets Different Diagnosis 88% Of The Time.” The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice published a study that examined 286 records of patients from the Mayo Clinic who obtained a second opinion regarding their diagnosis. The shocking result was that the second opinion physician only confirmed the original diagnosis 12 percent of the time!

Among those with updated diagnoses, 66% received a refined or redefined diagnosis, while 21% were diagnosed with something completely different than what their first physician concluded. When the Mayo Clinic released this report, the lead researcher said “Effective and efficient treatment depends on the right diagnosis. Knowing that more than 1 out of every 5 referral patients may be completely [and] incorrectly diagnosed is troubling ─ not only because of the safety risks for these patients prior to correct diagnosis, but also because of the patients we assume are not being referred at all.”

Another concern of the researchers is that health insurance often won’t pay for a second opinion. The National Academy of Medicine has highlighted diagnostic error as a failure in health care in their new publication Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. When I wrote Death by Modern Medicine, I couldn’t find much information on the incidence of misdiagnosis. However this study 2017 finally shines light on this problem. The researchers want improved diagnosis, but, I say, get a 3rd option from me about your nutritional status, especially magnesium deficiency, a diagnosis that is totally ignored.

As evidence of the lack of medical training in mineral metabolism or electrolytes, I cite my experience during my clerkship and internship where I was constantly shocked at the seeming impossibility of balancing a patient’s electrolytes. We would draw blood for electrolytes and find sodium was down. Then we gave a lot of sodium and the next day potassium would be down. The third day, chloride or calcium would be out of whack. Now I realize that the reason we could never get it right was because we never measured magnesium and therefore we never gave people the one mineral that would help balance all the others! And that’s how I first became aware that modern allopathetic medicine is stumbling along ignoring a huge body of knowledge while they try to fit people into their preset diagnostic criteria.

In my work to help people regain their health, I begin with the basic knowledge that most of us are magnesium deficient and will benefit from magnesium therapy. The countless reports from clients and customers bear me out. However, this simple therapeutic application of magnesium is ignored by most doctors leaving patients misdiagnosed 88% of the time!

Carolyn Dean MD ND

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