But the problem is that most doctors don't start there. They go right to prescribing the meds.
Often you can tell which ones will: they have all the Big Pharma paraphernalia strewn about their offices: coffee mugs, pens, writing pads, etc. etc. pimping the drug du jour.
Am I lucky to have found a doctor who will prescribe a medication as a last resort? Is he that unusual?
Actually if you are seeing lots of drug rep swag around your Dr's office it's probably pretty old since there was a voluntary ban on all such items beginning in 2009.