A reader is pissed about the growing cosmetic medicine trend

She writes:

I’m disgusted. We train our best students to be doctors, and look what we get: a bunch of spoiled doctors squabbling over cosmetic surgery like kids over the last cookie.

Wake up! Some 16 percent of Americans don’t have health insurance, and numerous health disparities face our population. Working with underserved populations isn’t as glamorous as Botox, but it will do a lot more good.

Her anger is misplaced. Perhaps she should lobby against the bias Medicare and the payers have against primary care and working in underserved areas.


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