By Audrey L. Posted Aug 21, 2022 9:58 AM
Doctolib is incriminated for “promoting alternative medicine” by angry health professionals, who accuse the platform of endangering the health of its users. The debate began this Friday, August 19, 2022 following a tweet that set fire to the powder and awakened the duality conventional medicine / alternative medicine…
The debate of the week – Doctolibthe No. 1 in medical appointments online, has drawn the wrath of health professionals. In question, the integration into the platform of practitioners who are not state-certified doctors. White coats accuse the site of “promoting alternative medicine“, endangering the health of its users.
The controversy began following a tweet this Friday, August 19, 2022: “I discovered by typing by chance that you offer consultations … naturopathy. It’s as if blablacar had opened an Emile Louis section. You want exterminate people? Do you realize that your sigil validates them?
Hello @doctolib. I discovered while typing by chance that you offer consultations… naturopathy. It’s as if blablacar had opened an Emile Louis section. Want to exterminate people? Do you realize that your seal validates them? #fakemed #naturopathy pic.twitter.com/nH1OxoCm7h
– A neighborhood sheave (Stephane) (@Unereadu93) August 19, 2022
A criticism to which Doctolib hastened to reply that “society evolves“and that these complementary therapies make sense in some patients. The group does not consider itself in any way legitimate to decide on the beliefs and wishes of each, and “resolve these debates“.”We have ongoing discussions with representatives of the Council of the Order and the Unions to ensure that we give the right level of information to patients and this on all healthcare professionals“, justifies Doctolib.
Finally, we have ongoing discussions with the representatives of the Council of the Order and the Unions to ensure that we give the right level of information to patients and this on all healthcare professionals. Have a good day
— Doctolib (@doctolib) August 19, 2022
This exchange set fire to the powder and since then, hundreds of messages from doctors angry overwhelming Doctolib surge on Twitter, like a real digital trial.
It seems to me that it had to stop @stanniox @doctolib
Naturopath or chosopath is in no way state-certified medicine (doctor) By accepting on your platform bearing the suffix “Docto” you are fooling people to make money pic.twitter.com/XScEJsCDrW
— DrMartyUFML-S (@Drmartyufml) August 19, 2022
You are jerks @doctolib
On your site it is written “Cs with a HEALTH PROFESSIONAL”
Naturopaths, osteopaths, and other quacks are NOT health professionals.
The list of health professionals is defined by the health code pub = “La Loi”. https://t.co/yQBsyXz1qF pic.twitter.com/dXWQcUHMoH
— Thomas Clavier (@ThomasClavierMD) August 19, 2022
Nowadays, Doctolib lists 70 million users in Europe. The platform has almost become essential for doctors.