| March 4, 2005
10 Things Doctors Hate to Hear
So very true.
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Whine, whinge, whine.
Oh, so you have people who impose on you. Big deal.
It’s time medicine stops being a government-enforced monopoly. You guys would get some real competition and realize that when people pay you money, you give them service–or go out of business.
Now, consumers must deal with Soviet-style doctor’s offices. It’s so 20th C.
Obviously, you don’t work in the medcial field for you have NO CLUE the daily frustrations in which go into trying to care for others.
Like you’ve never b*tched about your job, if you have one.
There is a glut of Primary Care in this town, so I face stiff competition (and I’m doing quite well, thank you).
Our clinic offers plenty of service, and I go out of my way to help patients. It goes both ways, however – patients need to be responsible about their health, or face more of my “whining.”
hey, Scott–ever take a course in economics? You do not operate in a competitive market. Medicine is a government-protected monopoly because you need to pass certain tests to legally practice it.
Abolish the barriers! People could seek the type of care they wanted–and doctors would have to fight for patients. Social welfare would be maximized; it would be a win/win.
For instance, I recently had a surgical procedure done in a private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, which has much lower accreditation standards that the US. The food was delicious–and the doctors (all Ivy League grads with impressive credentials–and as the hospital was courting my business I had complete access to their performance stats and metrics) were charmingly servile–which is what one should get when one spends $$$.
THAT’s the model we should emulate here!!!!
As for fairygirl, drive around the block with your Lexus; you’ll feel so much better.
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