Did Your Doctor Violate the American Medical Association's Guidelines?
The AMA's Code of Ethics states patients have the right to refuse
The American Medical Association is the country’s foremost professional association of medical doctors and medical students. The AMA has about a quarter of a million members. Their stated mission is to “promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.”
One way the AMA does this is by providing their members a document about principles concerning medical ethics. Many state medical licensing boards follow the AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics in order to insure that medical doctors are fulfilling their medical, legal, and ethical obligations to their patients.
As Dr. Henry Ealy pointed out in his recent talk at a conference in Sedona, Arizona (where I was also a headlined speaker), the AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics, which you can easily access on-line in PDF form, includes a section on patients’ rights.
In that section, the AMA states that your health and well-being depend “on a collaborative effort between patient and physician in a mutually respectful alliance.”
According to the AMA, that mutually respectful alliance includes an informed discussion of the benefits, risks, and costs of treatment alternatives, including the benefits, risks, and costs of not doing any given treatment (1.1.3b).
In addition, according to the AMA, patients have the right “to accept or refuse any recommended medical intervention” (1.1.3d, my emphasis).
This wonderful document further states that patients have the right to get a second opinion (1.1.3g).
Doctors Who Fire Patients Are Violating Medical Ethics
What all of this means is that if your doctor has threatened to fire you or your family for respectfully refusing a medical intervention—whether that intervention is an unnecessary and unwanted vaccination or an unnecessary and unwanted antibiotic—your doctor is in direct violation of medical ethics.
Yet a 2020 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 51% of pediatricians included in the study had a policy of firing patients for refusing a primary series of vaccines.
If your doctor fired you—or threatened to fire you—because of your decision to say, “No, thank you,” to a treatment, your doctor is in violation of medical ethics.
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Vaccine-Friendly Doctors Persecuted by Medical Boards
Jealous physicians, seeing that their colleagues’ patients are enjoying outstanding health outcomes because these doctors are practicing patient-centered care, have been filing claims against some of our nation’s best doctors based on trumped up charges.
Currently my co-author, Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., is suing the Oregon State Medical Board for $35 million for the bogus claims that have been made against him.
As I mentioned in a recent Facebook post, Dr. Paul Thomas is a pediatrician whose practice has among the best health outcomes in the country. Children in his practice are healthy and thriving. They have fewer incidents of allergies, asthma, autism, developmental delays, and neurological problems. They also have fewer ear infections and incidents of strep throat.
Go into Dr. Paul Thomas’s office, Integrative Pediatrics, any day of the week and see for yourself. The "well" side of the office is full of happy kids playing with toys or reading with a parent. The "sick" side of the office (physically separated from the well patients) is often empty.
You would think that every doctor in the country would want to know what Dr. Paul Thomas is doing right. You would expect to see medical doctors and medical students flocking to his practice to study and analyze how Integrative Pediatrics is able to give out so many fewer prescriptions for antibiotics, why they don’t recommend Tylenol, and why they aren't referring children as often for early intervention for autism and behavioral disorders.
What's more, you would think that the CDC and other government health departments and regulatory agencies would be eager and excited to find out about these good outcomes so they could be replicated across the country.
Ah, but you would think wrong.
As my regular Substack readers are already well aware, we seem to be living on Planet Profit these days. In our country, and many others, the medical industrial complex seems dedicated to making and keeping people sick. There’s an ongoing debate about why this is. But one thing is clear: Big Medicine means Big Money for Big Pharma, Big Tech, and even Big Government.
So, instead of being invited to the White House for a Medal of Honor, Dr. Paul Thomas—and his integrative medical colleagues who have been enjoying similar excellent results with their patients—have been vilified, bullied, called up in front of their medical boards on trumped up charges, and sometimes had their licenses suspended. They’ve also been censored, deleted, and slandered.
Two Can Play The Same Game
But two can play at this game.
If you’ve been unfairly dismissed from your doctor’s office, file a complaint against your doctor with their state licensing board. Then contact local newspaper and television journalists and ask them to share the story of how you were medically abused. Whether the doctor is held accountable for their unethical actions or not, your complaint will trigger a much-needed investigation.
Go a step further and reach out to the alternative media as well, including citizen journalists, like Dr. Robert Malone, M.D.; Dr. Peter McCullough, M.D.; and Steve Kirsch, who are writing daily articles on Substack, as well as professional journalists on Substack and elsewhere who are willing to cover every side of any given issue.
Tell anyone who will listen how your doctor mistreated you and your family. Tell them what happened and why it was wrong. You can start by sharing your story in the comment section below. Name names. It’s high time we hold the entire medical industry, including medical doctors who are bullying their patients, accountable for their crimes.
About the author:
Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning science journalist, Fulbright grantee, and sought-after speaker. A contributing writer at The Epoch Times, she is also the author of the award-winning book, Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family.