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Finding a Holistic practioner ($)

Posted by At the Fork in the Road on January 09, 2003 at 08:42:29:

Good grief! I finally found the American Holistic Medical Association web site. I thought great, I can get a listing of practioners in my area, if there are any, but they charge $15.00 to get that list! What a disappointment. I understand that it probably takes an employee 10 minutes or so to grab a booklet, adress a mailing label, afix stamps and drop the envelope in the mail, but $15.00 (!) for a list of names. I could see paying for the mailing expenses, but $15.00 seems excessive, and makes me skeptical that this "Association" is a reputable one. Has anyone purchased this directory from the AHMA and found it a valuable resource?



Re: Finding a Holistic practioner ($)

Posted by Happygal on January 09, 2003 at 09:00:01:

In Reply to: Finding a Holistic practioner ($) posted by At the Fork in the Road on January 09, 2003 at 08:42:29:

Hi At,

Did you try e-mailing them with your location to see if they will e-mail back the names of some practitioners?

Best wishes,
Happygal



Re: Finding a Holistic practioner ($)

Posted by At the Fork in the Road on January 09, 2003 at 09:08:26:

In Reply to: Re: Finding a Holistic practioner ($) posted by Happygal on January 09, 2003 at 09:00:01:

Good idea Happy gal. I just assumed they wanted $'s for the effort of extracting the names. I'll give it a shot. I would hope they are out to promote their members, and that they would (should) make it as easy as possible for potential patients to get those names.

Thanks.

Fork

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Re: Finding a Holistic practioner ($)

Posted by EllieK on January 09, 2003 at 11:03:50:

In Reply to: Finding a Holistic practioner ($) posted by At the Fork in the Road on January 09, 2003 at 08:42:29:

I've done this. The list was useful. The price went up from $10 to $15 since I did it. I'm sure this is a funding source for their other activities; no one would argue that it costs them this much to do the work, but I wouldn't sweat it.
Good luck.

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Re: Finding a Holistic practioner ($)

Posted by --- on January 09, 2003 at 11:13:55:

In Reply to: Finding a Holistic practioner ($) posted by At the Fork in the Road on January 09, 2003 at 08:42:29:

http://www.acam.org has free online listings.

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Re: Finding a Holistic practioner ($) (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 10, 2003 at 07:33:38:

In Reply to: Finding a Holistic practioner ($) posted by At the Fork in the Road on January 09, 2003 at 08:42:29:

Hi, Fork.

I was a member of their board of trustees for many years and can tell you that even the $15 is a bargain. Probably the actual cost to the organization for the service does not exceed $5. However, the organization has to survive somehow. The last thing this list is for is to advertise their members. How much do you think it is going to cost you to find the right person without their help? What if you have to go through another few docs to find the right one for you? The cost in misery, time and money alone..........

Besides, just to make this less certain for you: There is no guarantee that you will be able to find the right one with the AHMA's list. There are alternative avenues you should pursue, and cross index what you get, to have the best chance (see the holistic practioner's archives).

It will be much less expensive to do the research now, BEFORE you go to see her.

Let us know how you do. This is not a trivial search.

Walt



Re: Finding a Holistic practioner ($) (Archive.)

Posted by At the Fork in the Road on January 10, 2003 at 07:51:03:

In Reply to: Re: Finding a Holistic practioner ($) (Archive.) posted by Walt Stoll on January 10, 2003 at 07:33:38:

Thanks Walt for knocking me back to my senses. You are right. Presently, I feel alone, confused, and vulnerable. I work right across the street from the NIH in Bethesda Maryland, and this part of the east coast sure seems devoid of Alternative Medical resources - or it's that I don't know where to look. Plus, I'm afraid of being taken advantage of by an opportunistic "snake-oil" healer.

Gratefully,

Fork

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