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Discussion in 'English Only' started by novice_81, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. novice_81 Senior Member

    Sweden
    German
    Hello

    A physician specializing in functional medicine is a fully trained
    and licensed conventional doctor who prefers to work with supplements
    rather than drugs. They have a broad knowledge of conventional
    medicine and the ability to monitor any necessary prescription medications. (Your Natural Medicine Cabinet/Burke Lennihan)

    Does it mean they know what medications to prescribe to their patients? Or it has something to do with "control"?
     
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    I understand "monitor" as having something to do with control in this example, novice 81. I think Lennihan is telling us that one of these doctors would be qualified to treat a patient who already takes prescription medications and may need to continue taking them even though he is also being treated with supplements.
     
  3. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    In the US, we don't have a medical specialty called "functional medicine".
     

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