Actually, you did not make me feel like a JERK - you just came across like some CONDESCENDING, PATRONIZING KNOW-IT-ALL!!!!!
Yes, you most probably know much more than me on the subject at hand, so??? And, you don't know me or anything about me so please don't come to any conclusions as to my character or my thought processes, nor do you have the right to conclude anything about my health issues when you do not know a stikin about me!!!!
Just for your info, Mr./Ms. Know-it-all, I detest with a passion the medical community in this country and have absolutely no respect or love for them at all - the doctor I referred to whom I have been using I started using for bio-identical hormones and she is a wonderful woman, very knowledgable and caring!
As for your remarks re Ph.D's ""As long as they're charging a fortune, they'll use whatever it takes to get into your wallet, even putting a belief in your mind that they are doing something "alternative", in addition to MD, DsC, Dipl. Ing., PhD, etc behind the names of the legal strawman they associate themselves with."" - YES, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU 100% ...
My Brother (who has passed on) had 2 Ph.D's and he got them many decades ago when you had to spit blood to get a Ph.D - not like today where you can get them out of a Cracker Jack Box and you are still an idiot who cannot speak proper English.....so, I do not equate the school system of today with that of the early 60's ....my Brother was a GENIUS, a very special mind and that is how he managed 2 REAL Ph.D's, not the ones walking around today coming out of a school system that ranks in the same class as most of the THIRD WORLD.
So, no I mis-spoke - you did not make me feel like a jerk - you just made me feel uncomfortable coming to this site with your attitude - when in fact, we actually feel the same on the issues at hand.
Don't be so quick to judge!