In today's Huffington Post, I have a piece on some issues a well-known doctor missed in his recent national newspaper essay. It discusses the trend of doctors writing books and articles about the behind-the-scenes medical world. But I just wanted to expand here on one small point in the piece: a) Of course, I agree that anyone with a specialty problem should see a specialist (I wasn't advocating that someone with hormonal imbalances shouldn't see an endocrinologist), and b) I know plenty of docs, super-specialists included, who are to be lauded for their work as scientists and humanitarians. Still, this piece had to be written. Could it have been more concise? Sure, but then I wouldn't have done the blog op-ed justice, right?