Doctor and Patient – When the Patient Can’t Afford the Care

I believed that being a good doctor meant knowing the clinical facts down cold. And I somehow had led myself to believe that it would’ve taken much more time and effort to pay closer attention to those other details.

It was as if there had to be some kind of trade-off.

But I was wrong, on two counts. It was possible to learn about the economic and social aspects of health care while immersed in the details of biology, physiology and pharmacology. And it was impossible to become a good clinician without doing so.

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A busy Academic Orthopedic Surgeon, Digital Strategist, Chief Medical Officer and father... intently and efficiently navigating the intersection of Social Media and Health Care.
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One Response to Doctor and Patient – When the Patient Can’t Afford the Care

  1. deborah benzil says:

    Couldn’t agree more-one of the reasons I have devoted myself to the CSNS, the neurosurgical Socioeconomic organization

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