Im going to start this discussion with a few thoughts and I am sure some of you will run with.
As with most profound cultural challenges, it starts with assumptions and expectations. If a doctor OR a patient expects the doctor to know everything (and the patient to know nothing), then trouble starts the moment a doctor does NOT know something, and the moment a patient does. That's why the internet has had such profound effects: the information explosion means NOBODY can know everything anymore, and the internet means patients (without medical training) CAN find information that the doctors haven't seen.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE DOCTOR IS A FAILURE! It's so important to realize that in the old world, good medical information was available ONLY inside the academic medical world, and that's no longer true.
To show you how fast research is ahead of clinical medicine consider this fact.....If I said that if he went home every night and read TWO journal articles after a year I'd be 400 years behind the current data known.
Contemplate that for a minute.
My belief is your doctor needs you as much as you need them. You can bring the information they lack to better their former selves.
So Paleohackers........will you do this or not? And if not why not?