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Is Your Doctor Really A Doctor?

John1418 Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 2:43 PM
A friend who is a family practice doctor recently completed her income tax return. For 2012 she made LESS money than she did in 1999 -- despite working more hours. When you factor in the rising costs of college and medical school very few physicians are going into primary care. Even without Obamacare the majority of primary care providers in a few years will be nurse practitioners and PA's.

It takes years to educate a physician. The process actually begins in college, with dedication to study and training the mind for the unbelievable challenges that lay ahead. Qualities that are integral to physicians need to be developed and perfected- restraint, self-sacrifice, delayed gratification. This is a weeding out process. Only the best and the brightest get through the screen.

Medical school presents even greater challenges. There are four years of constant study, two of which also contain short apprenticeships which require the students to learn about various medical disciplines, thereby allowing them to understand critical interconnections between these...