Are You Prepared For Survival Without Doctors
Are you prepared for survival without doctors? If we had a disaster or unforeseen emergency and the roads cannot be driven on, now what? I want us to think about something today, concerning doctors or clinics. I hope and pray we can continue to go visit our favorite doctors or clinics for a very long time.
But what if we can’t because the power is out and our insurance cards (if we have them) will not work at the pharmacy. Our favorite doctor’s office where we pick up the phone and make an appointment can’t be contacted because the phone lines have been severed. This happened in Flagstaff, Az. last year. It was a simple cruel act of vandalism slicing through the cables of Century Link’s power lines in 2015. USA Today Article
My daughter was living in Flagstaff at the time and reported to me that her cell phone a different phone carrier than her husbands did not work. Her cell phone service ran through Century Link. She called me from her husband’s phone to alert me to the fact that several stores could not take debit or credit cards. They could only take cash and only for limited items.
The pharmacies could not dispense prescriptions because they had no internet to receive approval in order to fill the prescriptions. Yes, this happened right here in the USA! Yes, it can happen to us. Here’s the deal, please fill all your required prescriptions for your family if possible for 90 days. Sometimes you can get a 90 day supply sometimes you cannot. I get it. But ask if it’s possible to get a 90 supply.
I found a book called “The Survival Medicine Handbook” The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way that I highly recommend. It is the best emergency preparedness medical book I have seen as of now. I will highlight a few tidbits from the book below. I would add this book to your first aid kit supplies ASAP.
One thing we all need to think about is the fact that if our community has a disaster typically all doctors and nurses are notified to go to emergency centers, hospitals and wherever the county directs them to go. This means that a doctor or nurse living on your street may not be available to take care of anyone in the neighborhood. In other words, we will be on our own.
Now, I typically only go to the doctor once a year if that. I have learned to heal my body naturally with essential oils and other natural remedies. I am not saying essential oils can cure anything….let’s make that clear. I have had some blogger friends websites shut down by the FDA and I do not want that to happen to me. Just giving you the heads-up here.
I recommend always going to see a physician if your gut tells you to see one. Typically, I can heal my own body without having to go see a doctor but that’s just me. When I was growing up I bet I went to the doctor twice in my whole life.
Prepared For Survival:
Tidbits/titles from Dr. Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.’s book I think we all can use today and or after any disaster.
Hygiene and Sanitation:
Dental Issues: tooth decay, toothache, dental fractures, dental extractions
Respiratory Infections: Colds vs Influenza
Food and water-borne illness, sterilizing water and food
Dealing with sewage issues
Appendicitis and conditions that mimic it: tubal pregnancy, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts
Pelvic and vaginal infections
I hope the titles I listed above give you a taste of what’s in this amazing book. Every family needs this book to use today and after a disaster or unforeseen emergency. So I will ask you again, are you prepared for survival without doctors? I bought this book for a reason and I feel I am very self-sufficient. May God bless you for being prepared for survival.
13 thoughts on “Are You Prepared For Survival Without Doctors”
This is an awesome post, Linda! The reality is all too true and hits home to those people who have family members reliant on prescription drugs. A few things I’ve done is bought the books “Where There Is No Doctor”, “Where There Is No Dentist”, and “Where There Is No Vet”. I’ve also started to build up substantial first aid kits and self-educate on alternative medicines and treatments like essential oils.
I am definitely going to be adding your recommendation to my library!
Hi Savannah, I am going to go check out those books! I want as many resources as possible! Thanks for the tip! Linda
I just tried looking at Amazon for the book “Where there is no vet”. It was published in 1999, and there were about 3 copies available. They mentioned that they were from outside sources, and the lowest price was OVER $1800! Valuable info–perhaps, especially in a SHTF situation. Right now–price gouging. The other books mentioned here in this vein can be found for free downloads, but it’s been a while since I found them on=line. Just thought your readers might like to know. Happy hunting!
Hi Prof. oh my goodness $1800.00 for the book “Where there is no vet”!!! I have noticed some price gouging on several food products, cast iron cooking pieces as well. I love free downloads. Thanks for the tip! Linda
Dr. Joe Alton’s book….That is one of The Absolute Best Emergency Medical Books out there.
I look for Merck veterinary manuals at garage sales, thrift stores or online. Even older ones have good information on common illnesses, injuries, abscesses, fractures, dislocations, labor and delivery. Many of the procedures used to treat animals are the same, just newer gadgets like digital xrays or digital thermometers.
Another great book is The Animal Desk Reference I & I I Essential Oils for Animals, by Melissa Shelton, DVM. Not cheap, $50 and up, but very good and addresses exotics in the second edition.
There is a similar book on essential oils for humans put out by Young Living Oils. The pocket edition runs about $20, full size in the $50-70 range. I think the name is PDR Essential Oils or Physician Desk Reference Essential Oils.
Both the human and animal essential oil books are detailed, fairly easy to use and cover a wide range of conditions. Well worth investing in if essential oils are among your chosen alternative medicine skills.
HI BDN, thanks for the tips on the other books. I’m always on the lookout for good books worth reading. Thank you so much! Linda
A few years ago, I was off work due to an injury. During my recovery, I took 3 on-line courses for herbal medicine. Something that I did for my emergency preps was to get a supply of herbs. These I repackaged into mason jars with oxygen absorbers. I repackaged them in small jars so that if/when I need to use them, I am not exposing all of my dried herbs to the “outside”. I also purchased 3 very good herbal handbooks that I refer to all the time. I won’t name them at this time as I believe that everyone needs to research to determine what they think is “very good”. At the same time as I started my herbal journey for health, I started researching essential oils. I started stockpiling EOs and use them all the time now.
I think the ONE essential oil that I would want if I could only have one is tea tree oil. It has so many uses as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and, well, I think I currently have one in the kitchen (in case I cut myself), bathroom, bedroom and sewing room. And I think I have 2-3 in my EO box!! I will not be short on tea tree oil!!
Hi Leanne, I’m a big fan and user of essential oils as well. Great comment, we do indeed need to research alternative medicine ideas. Linda
Let’s face facts. Without a doctor, I may try surgery, but I hope you are good with your maker. I know some herbal medicine, essential oils, and have stored up as many medications that I can, but we will be back to the time, when people died of an infected cut.
Hi Janet, you are so right on the bad cuts. I had two friends go to Haiti when they had that terrible disaster. One is a paramedic and the other a doctor. The doctor told me without some of the antibiotics they took over there several people would have died because the infections were so bad. That is my biggest concern as you stated. May God bless us with the tools when we need them. Many will perish. Linda
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Hi Janet, yes, I got it and mailed it today. Thank you! Linda