Says the guy who helped a cop killing pot head out in prison...
I wouldn't even suspect it from you, BvtW.
We have our differences, but you're no troll.
Only a jerkoff would DV someone who casts a vote for our committed QB (since 2013).
Get a life, troll.
We are, silly me.
The worst are dentists....
Most are in it because they truly care....or did at one point before the system turned them into cynical jerks. Over the years I have watched many transition from bright eyed wanting to save the world to grumpy and defensive
I think this is unfortunately true for many professions, many professions that do require intelligence, drive, and passion to be successful only to end up ruining the individual who was once dedicated to the profession. I was dead set on being an attorney (have many in the family) and no matter what persuading Papa 07/10 tried to do it was only after seeing what law school and being an attorney did to my brother that led me to hit the abort button right before school.
The master's I ended up with and the profession I thought was going to be better was ultimately no better. I toughed it out for a decade before pulling the plug and starting my own business for many of the same reasons you stated Rockford.
I certainly didn't mean to rail on Doctors. It is aggravating from a patient's perspective regarding time, but the service provided is necessary and if that is the giveback patients have to deal with it, we probably should.
Let me say that I have an immense respect for the medical profession, they literally save lives.
Most docs didn't get into medicine for the money (some did). I just feel that you should be financially rewarded for spending literally a DECADE (often more) of the best years of your life working absurd hours training to improve the lives of others.
This is where I start to have an issue. Doctors are far from the only ones who go through years worth (if not decades) of training, working insane hours, and having continuing education classes to maintain their profession, that also impact lives on a daily basis. It isn't common practice for them to overbook clients/patients in the name of financial gain.
I don't disagree that doctors should be well compensated for the work that they perform, it just shouldn't come at the expense of patients' time. Patients who often don't make nearly what the doctor does, and are often using PTO time or losing hourly wages to come to the doctor. Furthermore, family practitioners (who I am chiefly discussing) offer a great service but are far from life/death doctors. OR? Trauma unit? Specialized doctor? I get it, and if you are visiting one of them, you will wait your turn.
Again, before you blame the docs try to understand the external pressures and costs that have influenced the way medicine is practiced.
That's a valid point and I'll try and consider it, but only when doctors quit taking Fridays off to play a round of golf, quit driving the nicest cars in the parking lot, and start to live on the same financial level as the majority of their patients.
If I even knew a single family practitioner who was struggling to maintain middle or upper middle class status, I would give credence to your stance. All I take from it though is exactly what I thought, Doctors (FPs) overbook patients to make sure they continue to make their money.