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Physicians’ attitude, belief and practice of complementary alternative medication use

Authors Shoaib M, Khaliq MF

Received 14 May 2017

Accepted for publication 23 May 2017

Published 27 June 2017 Volume 2017:11 Pages 1091—1092

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S141767

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Johnny Chen

Maria Shoaib,1 Muhammad Farhan Khaliq2

1Department of Medicine, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Charleston Area Medical Centre, West Virginia University, Charleston Division, Charleston, WV, USA

We read the article “Association between belief and attitude toward preference of complementary alternative medicine use” by Islahudin et al with great interest and wish to express our views on this paper. Complementary alternative medication use is indeed on a rising trend as a safer alternative to the conventional medicine either to prevent or to treat health concerns.1 The authors addressed very well toward the patients’ perspective; hence, we feel to add a few points from a physicians’ point of view and the need to sync conventional and complementary medications for further improvised patient care.

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