“Having a physician partner who knows us well, who we can trust, and whose judgment we value exponentially increases the odds of accurately making the distinction between self-limited illness versus a significant disease process. This will also assist us in navigating the health care system such that we receive only that testing and treatment that is appropriate for our individual situation.
Just imagine how much better we would have fared in the U.S. had our individual responses to the COVID-19 pandemic been guided by trusted and qualified medical experts.
To make this novel partnership more feasible, I would propose at minimum an immediate 50 percent increase in the rate of pay for both adult and pediatric primary care physicians, thus encouraging more new physicians to choose those professions while allowing for more time for physicians and patients to spend together.”
Drew Remignanti is an emergency physician.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Only patients can save U.S. health care.”
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