What is the True Value of a Physician?

 

Have you ever thought about how your Physician is unique?  Have you ever thought about how much training goes into making a Physician?  In my case, it is about 14 years… some physicians take even longer.  It is remarkable to think that there is a group of people in society who will wait so long on beginning their career and families so that they gain so much training.  And trust me, it is a good thing… you want the brightest, most dedicated people working on your health. However, Medicine is rapidly changing.  Physicians are losing compensation yearly and have little voice in current discussions about Healthcare policy in Washington.  Do you think, at this rate, that Medicine will continue to attract the best and brightest if they continually look at decreasing compensation and control; or will current bright physicians stay in their current positions?

If you want to read more on this discussion, please read this insightful article: Value

Sincerely,
Ethan Colliver, DO

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