Medicine Still A Noble Calling, Despite Outside Interference | The Bulletin

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Trend toward employment An increasing number of physicians and surgeons are seeking employment in large, incorporated medical/surgical practices or choosing to become salaried hospital employees, or hospitalists, to avoid dealing with the escalating costs of running a practice. The solo practitioner or small group practice, even in small towns and rural areas, is rapidly becoming an endangered species. Hopefully, training programs developed specifically for the rural surgeon will reverse this trend. Those of us who practiced part or all of our careers in the era of fee for service have a hard time accepting the concept of managed care, when those individuals responsible for making decisions about what is a covered service often are nonphysicians. We question whether some of these individuals are able to decide what is in the patients best interests rather than what is best for the corporate bottom line. Recent medical school graduates who have no personal experience with fee for service will have less difficulty accepting the new medical care model, one of fealty to bureaucratically determined guidelines in which the physician is a provider, an employee who works a shift and offers covered services to patients who have been enrolled in a health care plan. Such a situation, unfortunately, could destroy the sacred trust that patients have placed in their physician as someone who is primarily entrusted with their best interests with respect to health care matters. Physicians in this new era must remember and jealously guard their role as their patients advocate vis-a-vis the government and private health care insurance plans. If physicians continue to advocate for their patients, the bond between patient and physician may be preserved.

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