What will happen when today’s doctors are gone and they are replaced by a new generation of doctors who know only the government way? Will the term do no harm be replaced with spend no money?
“At 58, I’ll likely be retired in 10 years along with most physicians of my generation. Once we’re gone, who will speak up for our profession and the individual physician in the trenches? The politicians? Our medical societies? Our hospital administrators? I think not. Now is the time for physicians to say enough is enough.” – Dr. Daniel F. Craviotto, Jr.
The above paragraph was excerpted from a letter written by a practicing physician that appeared in the online edition of the Wall Street Journal. He speaks about the state of medicine he as alerady experienced under Obamacare and what is sure to come. This is not the first letter form a doctor I have posted here and it surely won’t be the last. I will continue to speak out. Read Dr. Craviotto’s full letter:
By Daniel F. Craviotto, Jr.
In my 23 years as a practicing physician, I’ve learned that the only thing that matters is the doctor-patient relationship. How we interact and treat our patients is the practice of medicine. I acknowledge that there is a problem with the rising cost of health care, but there is also a problem when the individual physician in the trenches does not have a voice in the debate and is being told what to do and how to do it.
As a group, the nearly 880,000 licensed physicians in the U.S. are, for the most part, well-intentioned. We strive to do our best even while we sometimes contend with unrealistic expectations. The demands are great, and many of our families pay a huge price for our not being around. We do the things we do because it is right and our patients expect us to.
So when do we say damn the mandates and requirements from bureaucrats who are not in the healing profession? When do we stand up and say we are not going to take it any more? Continue reading at online.wsj.com.