Are Supplements And Vitamins Safe, And Should I Tell My Doctor I Am Taking Them?

Dr. Johnson answers the question: 'Telling My Doctor I Take Supplements?'

March 16, 2009 -- Question: Are all herbal supplements and vitamins safe, and should you tell your doctor that you are using complementary or alternative therapies?

Answer: You definitely should tell your physician if you're taking any supplements or herbal medicines. Many of these things interact and they could do so in a deleterious way and so it's very important that you make your physician aware of anything that you're taking.