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Let Doctors Be Doctors

Daniel Paull MD asks the world to "let a doctor be a doctor".

March 13, 2023

If you let a doctor be a doctor, they will usually try to do the best job they can.

Of course, there are a minority who only care about profit above all else, but the great majority really want to do the right thing.

To let a doctor be a doctor, you need to give them enough time with a patient to make good joint decision making.

Good medicine is time dependent.

While short visits may be able to handle simple problems, multiple intersecting or complex problems are handled very poorly with limited time for face to face interaction.

The current system as it exists doesn’t let a doctor be a doctor.

It wants them to be a biller, almost as much or more than it wants them to actually deliver care for patients.

 

The current system as it exists doesn't let a doctor be a doctor. It wants them to be a biller, almost as much or more than it wants them to actually deliver care for patients. Share on X

 

The short visits, the excessive documentation, the volume overloaded schedules all contribute to this. More time is spent on billing than is actually spent on patient care.

What we are left with is a short visit, where the doctor is behind and severely rushed.

If you don’t think that is impacting the care that is delivered by doctors, and the care that you receive as a patient, then you are sorely mistaken.

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