As a consultant, I’m sometimes asked to evaluate physician interactions with patients. Sometimes it’s via a camera in the room, watching a recording, or live, and other times I’m in the room, introducing myself as a colleague with an interest in watching Dr. 447 more words
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“…This coercive, anticompetitive system has survived to this day, under government protection, resulting in the runaway costs and obscene corporate profits you would expect. This syndicate generates gigantic hospital bills, and the extent to which these bills remain uncollected provides the basis for the taxpayer subsidization known as the uncompensated care system, or disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments.
Today, I was assigned to an Ob/Gyn resident clinic, which is where a couple of residents see patients under the supervision of an attending. My job as the medical student was to do whatever the resident wanted me to do: take histories, assist in pelvic exams, find the fetal heartbeat on the monitor, or if the resident was too busy to supervise me, to follow her around. 437 more words
A friend of mine, Rose (not her real name), went to her doctor (a female General Practitioner in the UK) a few days ago about a minor health matter. 757 more words