May 23, 2011
They’re insidious. They’re everywhere. They may wear suits and ties. They may invite you into their professional-looking clinic. They will write you prescriptions and promise your dreams with a pearly white smile. They may even have a fancy piece of paper on the wall. Yet, California is full of crack doctors. These people don’t even think twice about writing you a prescription for a dangerous pill or recommending that you undergo surgery to reach your weight loss goals. They prey upon your desire for a “magic bullet” or a “quick fix” and promise you the world with a quick, short-term solution that does nothing to make you healthier. To the contrary, these mild-mannered crack doctors can actually make you feel a whole lot worse. In the first part of a three-part series, we’ll take a look at diet pills commonly prescribed by crack doctors. In part two, we’ll look at the dangerous surgeries they provide. In part three, we’ll look at some alternatives and ways to avoid crack doctors.