It is quite good to see an MD willing to educate patients to be more self reliant and less dependent on drugs. Thinking that you need a doctor to prescribe a pill for every little twinge is a sure indication you have turned over your health to some one who might not really offer you the best remedy.
This belief also undermines your right to be in charge of your health.
My advice: Get more education. And don't be afraid to ask question, demand answers.
All of this is becoming very true too with natural remedies. Sadly it is true of the new hybrid practice called "naturopathic medicine".