Many stand on their soap boxes and proclaim that politics and patient care should not mix. But mix they do and the simple act of patient care does not strip the physician of their first amendment rights.
Sudden psychiatric symptoms following a brief febrile illness and headache in a young woman without any prior psychiatric disorder history.
With all the talk about preventive care and coordination of care during the current health reform efforts, you would think that this would have been one of the primary measures in the recent legislation. You’d be wrong.
Many liberals have a knee-jerk reaction conniption fit when asked about concierge medicine: “Only the rich will be able to afford concierge care” and the end result will be that “fewer doctors will see fewer patients”.
How can patients and primary care providers escape from a system that is way underfunded and way overloaded? It requires a paradigm shift in the way we reimburse primary care physicians. Hint. Gym memberships are way ahead of the curve here.