Posted by: Witch Doctor | November 9, 2007

I am a doctor, an artist, not a provider…..

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YOU MUST KNOW AN AWFUL LOT TO KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW

“WHITE COAT RANTS” fished out an article from The New York Times……

WILL PRIMARY CARE BE THERE WHEN I NEED IT?

“If we keep headed the way we are going, we’re gearing up for the perfect storm. People are living longer, Baby Boomers are about to inundate the system, and we’re treating primary care physicians like second class citizens. We have to re-examine our priorities.”

“THE HAPPY HOSPITALIST” picked up on it as he/she speaks to Anne……

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TURNER – RAIN, STEAM AND SPEED

I AM AN ARTIST

“Anne. As a physician I will be the first to say that part of being a great physician is knowing what you know but more importantly knowing what you don’t know. I am a physician, someone who devoted a great part of my youth(my entire 20’s) to learning the art of medicine. I trained in the footsteps of other great physicians, who themselves have devoted a great deal of their entire lives to training people like me. I am a physician, not a provider…………”

“What you see from a doctor of medicine is but the sliver of a tip of that ice berg of knowledge in your doctors mind, something a provider will never be able to offer………..”

“When you see your doctor for one medical problem and you get upset that the fee is too high for the information received, understand that your information is but a minuscule aspect of thousands of bits of knowledge in your doctors mind, which he/she is inter playing with each other to determine the best drug, the best lab, the best test to evaluate. You are paying for the artist, not the book. And beautiful art priceless………”

“If you pay a provider, understand what you are getting, but more importantly, what you are not getting. I am not arrogant, I am not egocentric. And I am not God. I am reality. I am an artist and a damn good one.

I will leave it at that………..”

There are many, many, many people who do not appreciate the genius of the artist.

That has always been the case.

It will always be so.

Won’t it, My Black Cat?

 

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