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i read this and i was a little surprised. it said a little more than half. i would guess closer to 99%. the medicine is the fun part; being a glorified secretary is not.


when i started med school i wanted to go back to my home town, put up a shingle, and practice me some good ole' fashioned family med. then when i saw the nightmare that is modern medicine i ran...that and i loved gas, but you get the idea.

what to do...what to do...


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The answer, as is aptly put in this piece, is "boutique medicine" where doctors essentially privatize themselves.

There are no real solutions right now, other than that. I've said all along on this forum: cash up front for service.

That's the only way we are going to fix the situation. In a system where patients don't value preventive medicine, insurance companies created hoops for doctors to jump through, heavy-handed regulators continuously make more and more demands without any financial assistance, and reimbursements keep scaling back, there's no way anyone with sense would choose primary care unless they are (1) already independently wealthy and (2) have a masochistic streak.

Give it ten years and we'll all be seeing glorified nurses (DNPs) for day-to-day problems. You won't get to see a doctor unless something is really wrong with you.

Oh, yeah. Obama is going to fix this. And, fix it good. :rolleyes:

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would you like some cheese with your wine? he won. its over. either endure the next 4-8 years or become neighbors with johnny depp

I wasn't aware that simply because someone is elected that we lose the right to criticize. Do you really expect some of us to roll over and die and ignore the disaster that looms as we become an increasingly socialist country?


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From what I recall, liberals were pouring a lot of "whine" and indulging in plenty of cheese for the past eight years.

We'll get the White House back once the socialistic tendencies turn people off.

In the meantime, enjoy your turn in the limelight...
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