Doctor and TV presenter Yevgeny Komarovsky listed the principles that, in his opinion, pediatricians should adhere to in their work. In a video posted to YouTube, he also cautioned viewers against consulting certain types of doctors.
Komarovsky noted that he often receives letters of “absolutely monstrous content.” For example, the author of one of them complained about a doctor who, for a year and a half, prescribed cough syrups to a child who did not have a cough. Another parent who turned to Komarovsky told about a pediatrician who prescribed antibiotic injections for a child with an undetermined diagnosis.
Criticizing the actions of colleagues, the doctor listed 25 principles that, in his opinion, children’s doctors should be guided. In particular, advocate evidence-based medicine, always answer parents’ questions, not interfere with consultations with other specialists, be against drugs with unsaid efficacy, and try not to hurt children. “Each injection in a child’s butt is an injection in the conscience of an adult!” – said Komarovsky. The specialist added that he considers immoral any monetary relationship between a doctor and a pharmacy employee or laboratory employee.
A competent doctor, according to him, also should not treat non-existent diseases. “You must run away from the supposedly specialists who will treat a smiling child with increased intracranial pressure, biliary dyskinesia, diathesis and other delusions that have nothing to do with modern medical science,” warned Komarovsky.
“Many of my colleagues, and I’m ready to put it in quotes, have nothing to do with these principles at all,” the doctor complained and urged the audience to draw correct conclusions, and “normal doctors” to unite.