UNFAIR: Kaiser FP life much easier than IM!

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  1. answerman

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    Does anyone know why attendings in Kaiser FP see so much easier adult patients than attendings at kaiser internal medicine. It is just not fair at all!!!! They get paid the same ~140k. Internal medicine work at kaiser is like slavery - they see, for the most part, only complicated patients with 10 different medical problems above age 65. FP there on the other hand rarely see's kids (~10%) but gets to see all the younger Adults <50 who are much less complicated and with fewer medical problems.

    Does anyone know why it is this way. I am an internal medicine 3rd year resident and it is so depressing to see this. :(
     
  2. ramonaquimby

    ramonaquimby I'm a PGY3?! WHAT?!
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    no answer for you, but just curious as to which state you are a resident in?
     
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    Southern california
     
  4. Doctor Bagel

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    i don't think that's true in oregon. i had kaiser last year and saw an internist for my pcp. i'm relatively young and pretty uncomplicated. i didn't even select him or anything -- i just randomly got an appointment with him for my new patient visit.
     

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