Friday, May 8, 2009
An otherwise fine doctor, I am certain, has decided to use a clinically unvalidated tool in his practice. It is known as the Navigenics Health Compass. You can find him here. Or here on Vitals.com
Like I said before. I will highlight each and every one of these doctors who are using a clinically unvalidated tool to treat patients. Since Navigenics has decided to put it on the record. I will as well. Dr. Turrisi is one of 31 physicians in the MDVIP network who are using this test. Or at least claim to be.
Dr Turrisi is a Pulmonlogist and an Internist. He went to medical school in 1978. I wonder how much has changed in the field of genetics since then?
The Sherpa Says: MDVIP consists of 280 primary care physicians who serve more than 100,000 patients nationwide. I wonder why 10% are using this test? I know why 90% are not. What would you do clinically with different results? Could you do something differently based on the results?