Hello all, recent new grad working as a 1099. Due to family issues and wife preference I am in a high cost of living area. The group I work for says it's democratic and everyone is paid equally. My hourly is 160/hr. And I'm seeing like 3/hr albeit a lot are nonsense pts and acuity is lower. I don't know how badly I am being taken advantage of. The patient population is very poor, literally the 80% medi-cal and or no insurance. This is the reason I am given why our reimbursement rate is low.. I know I'm taking a paycut to be where I am at and my wife is happier now that she is close to home. but how badly am I being robbed? I got a **** load of loans and based on my calculations I'll have to work 30 years and I'm not even living the dream lifestyle. Don't be shy to pm me or give it too me straight. I honestly feel like I'm worth more than this and the Dr's I work with are nice and all but their knowledge base and practice i feel is not std of care. Maybe I'm just naive and extremely conservative.