Support medical choice, support Nesbitt and Fisher

Do you value “freedom of choice” in treatment options from your physician?  If so, please support state senator Martin Nesbitt and state representative Susan Fisher in re-election. Integrative, alternative, and complementary medicine is a unique and vital part of the WNC economy.

Asheville hosts an amazing and growing cadre of holistic healers. However, the right to practice medicine with choices requires everlasting legislative vigilance. In 2009, Sen. Nesbitt and Rep. Fisher worked together to pass the “Due Process for Physicians” bill, which refined the N.C. Medical Practice Act. This now provides all physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners (who are all licensed by the N.C. Medical Board) with better due process when they need to defend their practice style, especially when it may differ from the usual and customary pharmaceutical paradigm.

Therefore, it protects your access to medical care that is allowed to include more holistic and natural alternatives.  If you support Integrative Medicine, or simply freedom of choice in healthcare, please support Martin Nesbitt and Susan Fisher.

— James Biddle MD
Asheville

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