Patients continue to lose, as more of these stories are surfacing:
Lalka, 54, says that with an income of only $60,000 last year, and little opportunity to expand his practice, he no longer is able to make ends meet.
“I am giving up my practice, the love of my life,” he said recently as he stared out of his office window . . .
. . . “Here is a doctor who is not retiring because he wants to,” says Constance Mondel, 81, who Lalka has treated for many years. “He is leaving because the system is not working. It’s a real shame.”
Her husband, Joseph Mondel, 78, said that his first reaction to the news was fear and then anger.
“Who is going to take care of me in my aging life?” he asked. “What the hell do I do now?”