Is the physician-patient relationship becoming a provider-client one?
Given the current state of health care, I have imagined the following hypothetical conversation between a patient and a doctor:
Patient: “Doctor, I’ve come to learn from reading somewhere that the current overarching goal in my care is for the signs and symptoms of my various conditions to be treated, but not the conditions or diseases themselves. Is this true?”
Doctor: “Well, you know, I would love to treat those conditions and …