Dr. Barnett is an evidence-based naturopathic doctor, and as such will choose a medication, whether prescription-only, over the counter, or nutritional supplement/herbal, or combination that is most appropriate for your situation.  For example, if you have a strep infection, he will write a prescription for an antibiotic since strep involves a higher risk for heart valve damage.  If, as an example, you have an ear infection that came on recently, and is not severe, he is likely to avoid using a prescription medication, and may instead recommend cervical manipulation/massage (if indicated), immune stimulating/supporting supplements, or an OTC medication to relieve symptoms until the body takes care of the problem.