One woman said to me last night "I always just took my Dr's advice and never looked beyond the white coat". I know what she means. You should respectfully consider your Dr.'s advice, but always do your own research and trust what is right for your family. For life threatening situations, or surgical needs, you can't beat them, but just make sure that degree of intervention is required.
My awakening occurred when my young 3 year old daughter was having ear infections every month. We reached the stage after repeated antibiotic prescriptions that her Pediatrician, a wonderful Dr btw, suggested tubes. I refused and sought out a second opinion at Bastyr University in Seattle, a teaching Naturopathic and healing center focusing on other modalities.
A team of two (one a student) spent a couple of hours going over her health history and lifestyle and the root cause of her recurring condition was deemed to be lactose intolerance, a simple milk allergy. Just digging a little deeper with the right background education and changing the focus to look at cause, not symptom relief, produced a No Surgery Needed diagnosis. They wrote the order that I had to carry for years that she was not to ingest animal milk products. To this day, 18 years later, she will still get sick if she gives into her milk-shake or ice-cream craving.
I realize how blessed we were to have that resource so readily available since living in more remote areas for decades with no alternative practitioners for hours. Now though, with the power of the internet, so much more information is at hand.
Well, that was a rabbit trail, so back to the point. When it comes to your health, you are the one responsible to research, research, research until something works.
Enjoy your learning journey.