A few weeks ago, a 95-year-old patient came to see me on a gurney. He had severe, unexplained eye pain and needed to be examined as soon as possible. It was heart-wrenching to watch him groan in distress. He had Read More Will Medicare Cut Physician Pay in 2019?
I am a board certified family physician who transitioned from a career in primary care, where I had worked for many years, to urgent care. I am now employed the equivalent of full time in urgent care. And I have Read More Why Is There a Shortage of Primary Care Doctors? What Went Wrong?
One of the hospitals I trained at caters to the “elites of this world.” Some of these “VIP patients” are celebrities, and some of them are billionaires. What I have noticed about this patient population is that their “care” can be VERY wrong to Read More “VIP Syndrome”: A Hidden Killer of America’s Wealthiest Patients
Working as a physician can be a rewarding experience — treating patients is emotionally satisfying, and it is of course a rapidly advancing profession. However, the work involved to become a doctor is substantial–and as physicians–we typically work extremely long Read More The 10 Highest-Paying Physician Jobs in America
American physicians are practicing in a time of rapid changes in the healthcare environment since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act. Private practice physicians have dwindled down to approximately 32% of the physician workforce and now doctors are being Read More The Top 9 Sites for Doctor Salary Information: Are You Making Enough?
In the 1960s, nearly every surgical procedure was performed in a hospital. Lengthy waiting times were common for surgical procedures and physicians had to deal with the inefficiencies of each hospital including limited room availability, inadequate equipment, and limited access Read More How Much Can You Earn By Owning a Surgical Center?
According to the 2015 Medscape Physician Compensation Report, many U.S. physicians believe they are not fairly compensated for their work. Less than half of the American ophthalmologists and general surgeons surveyed believe they are fairly compensated for their work and Read More Countries Where Doctors Get Paid the Least
Is there an expected hourly rate for which doctors should be paid? Are doctors worth $60 an hour? Are we worth $80 dollars an hour? Are we worth $600 an hour? I am truly getting confused. I had lived Read More How Much is a Doctor Worth These Days?
As physicians, most of us love how we can make an enormous impact on others by saving, extending, and enhancing lives with knowledge, skill, and compassion. Our white coats symbolize a commitment to uphold the modern Hippocratic Oath: “I will Read More Is it “Unethical” for Doctors to Make a Living?
It is 9:45 pm on a Tuesday night and I am in the hospital elevator with my head down trying to keep a low profile and avoid eye contact with the world. I’m totally embarrassed to be in the hospital Read More Why Are So Many Doctors Going “Cash Only”?