No matter who you are, you want to find the best options available for your healthcare and avoid the charlatans. However, this can often be a challenge. In fact, to help you make the right choice, you should understand the following most disreputable businesses in the healthcare industry:

Rehab Centers

If you struggle with any kind of substance abuse, then a rehab center is probably the first place you consider. And the reality is that there are great centers out there. However, there are also stories of businesses that take advantage of their patrons. In fact, according to Active Resource Group, Google has reinstated reinstated ads for alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation centers starting in July. The news comes after Google suspended all rehab-related terms of advertising in September 2017 after it was discovered that a numerous amount of advertisements for the industry were deceptive and fraudulent to vulnerable treatment-seekers. Be sure you are paying the best rate possible and getting the service you deserve while at rehab in a healing and kind environment by looking at reviews.

Medical Debt Collectors

It is quite common for Americans to have some kind of medical debt. And it can get to be overwhelming. This is especially true with debt collectors hounding you left and right. But you should understand that many of them harass people and say things that are not completely true. Never take their word for face value. In fact, many Americans are held to account for debts they do not owe. According to a study reported on by the New York Times which “examined more than 17,000 publicly available complaints about medical debt collection filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…Researchers determined that more than 60 percent of the complaints made one of the following contentions: that the debt wasn’t owed in the first place, that it had already been paid or had been discharged in bankruptcy, or that it wasn’t verified as debt the consumer actually owed.” So don’t just roll over when medical debt collectors call. If you don’t owe the money, don’t pay!

Fake Academic Journals

If you are looking for scientific evidence of health measures, journals are reputable as a whole. But because of this, many fake journals have popped up recently. They claim to be legitimate, but in reality they do not use the proper testing measures. This causes people to have information that is not accurate and can in fact harm them while seeming to be delivered from experts. When checking sources of articles and statistics, see if you can find them on Beall’s List of Predatory Journals and Publishers before you put any trust in their research.

Homeopathic Healers

The evidence is out, and the reality is that standard pharma companies and modern medicine often hide the truth. They don’t want you know about natural healing methods that cost less (or are free). But that doesn’t mean that every homeopathic healer is the real deal. The best way to find out if you’re being manipulated by a healer is to judge their past results and credentials. Are they a certified healer, and what program did they attend? Do your research on that program as part of your research. Who are their previous patients? If they can produce a list of people who have benefited from their services then they might be worth a second look. If not, keep searching.

 

When it comes to your health, nothing could be more important. Use the list above to know when you should be wary of problems so you can evaluate your options and always make the best choice for you and your family.