shutterstock_207940108 Meet Elaine. We lost touch for a while, but caught up with each other recently. Like most girlfriends, we shared adventures of love, travel, and work. I told Elaine that I left assembly-line medicine. Now I  host town hall meetings-inspiring citizens nationwide to design ideal clinics and hospitals. Elaine shared: "If I’m kept waiting, I bill the doctor. At the twenty-minute mark, I politely tell ...

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Enjoy year-round sunshine with a month paid vacation. Earn 300k plus production bonus. No state tax! No call! Daily I’m bombarded with glossy postcards promising the good life. With so many options, why are physicians fleeing medicine? Some leave for teaching, waitressing, even homemaking. Others escape into administration, insurance or pharmaceutical positions. Many simply retire in despair. Robert Centor, MD, writes about our quiet rebellion: “This rebellion has no Glenn ...

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Americans typically rely on elected officials to uphold the will of the people. Now physicians—traditionally confined to exam rooms—are taking direct action to fulfill community needs. In 2004 I decided to meet face to face with citizens in my hometown. I thought, "Why wait for legislation? I'm a board-certified physician. What's stopping me from serving the public?" So I led town hall meetings and invited ordinary citizens to create the clinic of ...

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