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Originally posted by Blaine91555
My MD is not on that list, but he is getting ready to go out of business. He makes less than I do thanks to the government and I'm struggling. He now has to have five people to handle one patient. One for front desk, three to handle documents and document filings and his PA.
I can't say I blame them for the very legal act of being paid for their time.
I'm not into the idea the Pharmaceutical Companies are out to get us madness though. That's just nutty and demonstrably wrong anyway.
Are you aware that most MD's now, even Surgeons are earning the same as or less than the Electrician who comes to fix your home? Why they don't all quite amazes me. Only the Hospital Administrators earn a living that reflects the schooling and sacrifice they made to be MD's and a lot of that comes from the government.
Something like one in five of them are likely to shut down at the end of the year and those who are left won't take any Medicare or Medicaid Patients because it costs more to see them than they are paid.
Would you go through all those years of school and Internship for an average wage when you are done? I think that the Medical Profession will end up attracting the bottom of the barrel from now on.
You did notice the article mentioned it's not illegal and they are in fact doing nothing wrong by being paid to speak. Would you rather they all go broke? That would fix them. Imagine going to the Pharmacy to get a prescription you need to live and finding out they have none and none is available. You do know that has already started, right? Your up to date on the topic, right?edit on 7/19/2012 by Blaine91555 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by theguygeeza
reply to post by BreeAnna00
It is the same here in the UK, I suffer from P.T.S.D plus pain from injuries but the doctor wasn't just offering me medication for my pain & mental illness he was offering me the newest type of anti-psychotics, then on top of the strongest pain killers he offered me barbs, sleeping tabs, basically an open prescription pad. When I went back monthly as I have to and suggested I'd like to cut down on the painkillers he was shocked and asked 'are you sure you wont need any Tamazepam to help you sleep' !!
They're all in it together and when they're faced with someone who wants off their prescription drugs they are shocked to the core. As things are I have cut down on the painkillers against his advice and the anti psychotic's too and have never felt better.
Exercising my body and mind has helped more than the medication that kept me out of reality.
S&F for your post, if you have time I'd love some evidence of what our Brit doctors are up too please.
edit on 19/7/2012 by theguygeeza because: Spelling mistake