Why Doesn't My Doctor"¦?

Patient Expert

Why do some doctors still refuse to believe that fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are real physical illnesses?   Why isn't your doctor familiar with the new research you've been hearing about?   Why doesn't your doctor know about the new medications being used to treat your illness?

The answer to those questions may surprise you.   In a nutshell, most doctors do not read medical journals; nor do they readily accept anything they were not taught in medical school.   That's not my opinion.   It's the conclusion of a number of studies done within the medical community.