Dr Marcus' response to our article illustrates the difficulties that often arise when one attempts a rational discussion of integrative medicine with some members of the conventional medical community. Dr Marcus raises serious concerns with CAM, but his arguments are not relevant to the points of our article. As we indicated, while the dysfunction in our current health care system is the result of manifold problems, our article addresses the significant erosion of the physician-patient relationship. The restoration of this relationship is necessary to revitalize the core of medical practice and is a major tenet of integrative medicine.
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