Well, that is a mighty big book you have there--
September 1, 2014 9:13 PM Subscribe
I have a new doctor. He has many copies of this book in his office (waiting room, examination rooms): The Urantia Book
. I really did not think much of it, the doctor has a pretty good reputation (where I live that means jack). Should I be concerned?
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I had a preliminary exam with one of his physician assistants. I mentioned I had a prescription for Ambien in the past year (10 tables which lasted over a year) and asked if I could get a refill. I also have severe osteoarthritis and major depression with a panic disorder. Previously, I was required by my last practice to see a psychiatrist to monitor my medication for that (Zoloft) and a therapist for cogitative behaviour therapy. She proceeded to tell me "no way will you get a referral to a psychiatrist," and "no this practice will not prescribe any sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medication," nor would they help with the pain from my osteoarthritis. Sooooo, I got upset asked about the Zoloft, she said that was probably OK.
She then proceeded to tell me that just because the doctor prescribes medical marijuana, it does not mean he is not conservative with drugs or treatment. I had not asked for a lot drugs, I wanted a referral for physical therapy, Zoloft, and 10 Ambien. I had no idea the practice was one of the few in my state that prescribes medical marijuana. I don't use marijuana, never have, nor any other recreational drugs. I don't even drink.
I think a lot of the philosophy is based on the religious aspects of Urantia.
Should I be concerned about the religious aspects of this practice? It is a religion that is very critical of science. I don't have a lot of choice. I live on a remote island (Maui) with very limited prospects. I have very good health insurance, but it is an HMO and there are only a few available primary care physicians. Should the religion and it tenets be a concern?