DrRich entered medical school 40 years ago with every intention of becoming a general medical practitioner, and indeed he became one. But after only a year in practice as a generalist, he found himself so frustrated with the frivolous limitations and the superfluous obligations that even then were being externally imposed on these supposedly revered professionals, that DrRich altered course and spent several years retraining to become a cardiac electrophysiologist.
(Electrophysiology is a field of endeavor so arcane as to be mystifying even to other cardiologists. DrRich hoped that the officious regulators and stone-witted insurance clerks would be so confused –- and possibly intimidated –- by the mysterious doings of electrophysiologists that they would leave him alone. Happily, this ploy worked for almost 15 years.)
Still, DrRich has always held general practitioners (now called primary care physicians or PCPs) in the highest regard, if for no other reason than these brave souls –- unlike DrRich himself, who cut and ran at his earliest opportunity –- have stuck it out. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at The Covert Rationing Blog*