I didn't know if I was being effective of not, but recently a doctor burst into the room and said "We got one!" She was really excited! A patient had a positive blood panel.
I copy medical articles for my doctors, too. I talk to the nurses and medical assistants about it, especially in the specialists office. I think it's worthy to try to educate the medical field. They get bombarded with drug reps and articles. I don't care if I'm repetative, I'm trying to get it to sink in. Hopefully that means someone won't have to go through what some of us went through. (Diagnosed or not.)