Steven L. Zeitzew, MD
Los Angeles, California, USA
“One of the main dangers of ‘CAM’ is that patients could miss out
on conventional medical diagnosis and treatment because they choose
only to consult a ‘CAM’ practitioner.”
Steven L. Zeitzew, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Healthcare Center. He holds a voluntary teaching appointment at UCLA.
Dr Zeitzew is founder of the Orthopaedic Learning Center which provides rapid access to science-based medical information to improve the quality of healthcare for veterans. Dr Zeitzew frequently contributes cautionary commentary about herbal remedies and dietary supplements.
- “It’s not that simple” (letter), Health Affairs, 2010 Jul; 29(7):.
- “Paying for health care that is not cost-effective,” Health Affairs, 2010; 29(7):1417. [DOI]
- “Voice recognition works,” (letter), Hospitals and Health Networks, 2008 Oct.
- “When an EMR lacks flexibility” (letter), Hospitals and Health Networks, 2007 Oct.
- “Is There a Correlation between Reported Pain and Patient Characteristics?” (letter), Federal Practitioner, 2006 Jun; 23(6).
- “Allow me to provide some context” (letter), British Medical Journal, 2003 Oct 18.
- Review of the book Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine by Michael Rotblatt and Irwin Ziment, Orthopaedic Learning Center, 2003 Apr 16.
- “Fakes aren't restricted to Nigeria” (letter), British Medical Journal, 2002 Mar 23.
- “One standard for all drugs” (letter), British Medical Journal, 2001 Dec 6.
In the News:
- “When there’s no real alternative: One in five of us regularly uses complementary medicine, but how much of it really works, and when does it become dangerous?” by Lucy Atkins, The Guardian, 2003 Dec 16.
- “Herbal remedies take root with those pining for cure: Controversy over Oriental medicine, used for centuries, stirs in the West, where it has yet to pass the tests of science,” by Dong-Phuong Nguyen, St. Petersburg Times, 2003 Oct 20.
- First Amendment Issues and Supplements, 2002 May 23.
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