Imagine: the freedom to care for patients the way you want to, not the way insurance mandates or regulations require.
Melissa Young, MD
This doctor says that direct-to-consumer advertising of medications leads patients to get the wrong idea about their treatment plans.
A physician attempts to profess her gripes about the prior authorization process to a pharmacist to no avail.
Physicians in private practice are healers, educators, and clinicians. But, they are also businessmen as well.
Patients can become very confused when one doctor tells them to do one thing, and another tells them to do something else when treating the same issue.
Physicians leave practices all the time and most do so with the appropriate amount of notice …but sometimes, that's not the case.
I appreciate the business my medical practice receives, but my staff and I also need to attend to our personal lives as well and we can't sacrifice that.
I understand that to each individual patient there is no one more important, no one more urgent. But I am one physician and can only see one person at a time.
Physicians have very stressful lives, so there's the need for other outlets for our energy, whether it is at a shooting range, playing hockey, or learning to play guitar.