of homeopathic physicians say that Russians’ trust in this kind of medicine is growing. In addition, just a third of them feel an increase in respect from the professional community.
This data comes from the Ph.D. dissertation of Radik Sadykov, an instructor in HSE’s Department of General Sociology, called, 'The Social Standing and Professionalization of Alternative Medicine Doctors: Analytical Perspectives'.
The author states that only professional doctors who have been specially trained in a postgraduate specialization programme can become homeopathic physicians. Primary care is the first specialization of nearly half of all doctors of alternative medicine (46%).