r/medicine, let me preface this by saying I am a not into medicine myself (set flair to nurse so I could post.) but as this pertains to career/human issues I hope this post can belong here.
So, my mom who has been a nurse for quite a few years has recently taken a new job at a clinic that appears to be full of misleading quackery, all these non-scientific Panaceas and magical cure-alls that I dont think I can describe any better after my research then bullshit. This clinic provides treatments from high dose vitimin infusions, to ozone autohenotherapy, Chelation, and botox. The practice is run by a MD but most of these treatments appear to be naturopathic. So whatever, there is plenty of controversy about the efficacy of all these treatment methods but my main problem is in her safety, along with the sketchy past of the MD. When she started working there she was given all this reading material and documentary style video on why these treatments work (cough cough echo chamber)
Anyways, she immediately bought into all the stories along with the "extensive background" of this MD, however after her imploring me in my skepticism along with my own curiosity I explored deep into this rabbit hole and came out even more skeptical then before. Of his multiple professional affiliations, only one seemed to be somewhat credible, that being the American Academy of family Physicians, then all the others full of red flags such as very few member count >300, non peer reviewed journals, and in one case.. not even existing. So after all this long winded background I come to my question, am I digging too deep? Am I the asshole here for trying to do my due diligence that she should have done before taking the position? I struggle to confront her on it because she left her previous job to work here, father supplies enough so it isnt a financial issue. But things like working with ozone, which in my research the medical application it is used for there appears to be not only FDA disapproved but possibly a federal crime! That stuff is highly reactive and dangerous and she didnt even know that until I told her that that stuff will LITERALLY DISSOLVE YOUR LUNGS. So I'm sorry if this was too emotionally charged or long winded. This is just coming from a concerned son who wants the best for his mother. Thank you for your time and any advice on how to approach her or handle this is the best way is appreciated.
Apologize for formatting I'm on mobile, and again never posted here so if this isnt the place I would appreciate a direction elsewhere.
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