What Physicians Still Love about Medicine

January 30, 2017

Have regulations ruined medicine or can physicians and others still find love in their professions? Here's what some had to say.

Being a physician today is a lot different than 10 years ago. More and more regulations from the government and third-party payers are overwhelming physicians and burnout continues to be a problem for many.  It has become easier for doctors to forget about why they became a physician in the first place. And those in other practice-based roles are facing the same crisis.Can you still love being a physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant/etc., in 2017 or have regulations, such as Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting System, and the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), ruined it for good? We asked members of our editorial advisory board how they felt. Here's what they had to say.(Do you still have love for being a practitioner in 2017? Share your thoughts below in the comments section or by tweeting us @PhysiciansPract.) Click here to download a PDF of the slideshow