It seems that about every 3 months I need to make another thread regarding members providing other members with medical advice.
Recently, I have been seeing a different technique to try to get around this.
Some folks now state, I am not a doctor, so I cant give you medical advice.
But then they go on to describe in great details every problem associated with a member's condition, even going to the point of telling the member what they have and what could be done. Plain and simple that is medical advice.
The statement I am not a doctor does not excuse oneself. Thats the same as a Arsonist saying I didnt start the fire, while holding a match
We are going to now start three approaches in handling medical advice
- 1. For minor violations, we will just put the text in question into 2. For serious violations we will either delete the infraction or put it all into  and then inform the member3. For repeat offenders, we will unpublished the thread/post and move it off the public forum
This is not a hard thing to comply with. There are so many members here that provide other members with suggestions, opinions, hope, etc without attempting to act or behave as a medical professional. We have also had some members that fit into the above categories and since then they have been super members helping other members the best they can without providing medical advice.
If someone can produce their medical degree and license, then they would be qualified to provide medical advice. However, medical professionals, doctors are not permitted on these forums.
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences