How medical practice changed for me and every other physician in the United States

“Since the late 1970s, I have witnessed remarkable technological revolutions in medicine, from CT scans to robot-assisted surgery. But I have also watched as medicine slowly evolved into the domain of technicians, bookkeepers, and clerks.”

Like Dr. Jeffrey Singer, general surgeon in Phoenix Arizona, so have I. Unlike him, I don’t think the medical profession is dead, but it certainly is under attack, and if we all, both physicians and patients, don’t respond, medical care as we have known it, will disappear.

In future blog posts, I will address some of the points that he makes in this article, and explain how it changed my career. For now, I invite you to read and comment on his well written article.

via How Government Killed the Medical Profession | Cato Institute.

Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who explores the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, and through writing. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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