@myharley - I agree with finding a balance between the two. Have you ever watched the Dr. Oz show? He seems to really have a good balance between holistic health practices and traditional medicine.
Every time I have watched one of his shows, he shows you natural ways you can treat many of the things people go to the doctor for. He also focuses a lot on health and nutrition as ways to stay healthy for the long term.
I do know that most doctors don't get a lot of nutrition training when they are in medical school.
Some of this seems to be changing for the better. At least they are becoming more aware of how important it is to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms people are complaining of when they show up in their office.