Uninformed conclusions about medical care

To the editor:

The thoughts and conclusions of syndicated columnist Scott Rasmussen concerning modern medical practices which appeared on the editorial page in last Saturday’s Independent (5/17), in my opinion, reflect his lack of information and subsequent misunderstanding of the program which he criticizes but does not mentionChoosing Wisely, a recently published and recommended program to alert physicians, medical personnel, and patients about modern medical practices based upon scientific evidence from research and medical experiences.

Rather than discussing his confusing impressions about medical practices, I suggest that interested readers obtain information about the Choosing Wisely program from their source of medical care, a column which will appear in this Saturday’s Independent, or the program’s website: www.choosingwisely.org

C. Paul Martin, M.D.

Marshall