Physician

On Your Graduation

For my endocrine fellows who graduate today.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive a book from you yesterday. A parting gift as you graduate today. From the Eyes of A Healer, an anthology of medical anecdotes. I saw what you wrote on the back of the front cover. Consider this my response.

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Consumerism in healthcare and the Physician-Patient Relationship

On PsychCentral.com, Dr. Rick Nauert writes in this post entitled Money Changes Physician-Patient Relationship – 

“We have forgotten that aspect of professional folk wisdom,” Hall said. “Doctors need to make their treatment recommendations in the context of what patients can and can’t afford, with the understanding that some patients can’t afford what they might recommend.”

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