Doctors are swayed by popular trends. They’re bombarded with messages and continuing medical education that emphasizes “big medicine” approaches. Doctors sometimes feel they’re above things like complementary and alternative medicine, but these techniques can be beneficial Here’s what to do: Balance. Your M.D. is an important part of your overall care, but he or she should not be your only source of information. Look around. Read. Talk to other people. Consider natural health options. Seek second and third opinions, if it is something important.