When people ask how things are going, it’s most often a polite habit, a rhetorical question. When a physician asks a patient that same question, they really do want and need to know. After all, how can a doctor diagnose and treat and cure anyone if they don’t know what’s wrong? It’s generally easier, more accurate and more efficient for the patient to provide the complaint. How can the doctor know what to fix if the patient doesn’t say what’s bothering?
It’s said that the doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient. In this circumstance, though, we really don’t have much of a choice. But that doesn’t change the diagnostic method a bit. We still have to know what’s wrong with our healthcare system before we can fix it. “Fool for a patient” or not, we’re still the only ones that can do the job. So let’s go ahead and ask the question. How are you doing? What are your complaints? What ails ya?
Some complain that their expenses are too high. That’s like a patient saying they don’t feel well. You’ll have to be a bit more specific. Which expenses? Are your medical malpractice insurance rates too high? General overhead? Perhaps. But what if the overhead that’s eating you alive doesn’t have anything to do with an invoice? what’s really eating at you?
Most people find that their complaint is Worry. They worry about paying the bills, making ends meet, getting the money in on time to send the checks, that sort of thing. Doctors, dentists and certain other health care professionals have different worries to add to that bundle. They worry about being sued for malpractice. They worry about some greedy and unscrupulous trial lawyer thinking of them as the fatted calf, seeing them as an opportunity to get rich quickly. That concern is far from unfounded. All too often, trial lawyers see doctors exactly like that, as do their clients, the doctor’s patients. If they experienced pain from a hangnail and can figure out a way to make that the doctor’s fault, some people will sue. These frivolous suits are what keep good doctors from their sleep. The prospect of depositions, pulling records, painstakingly reviewing, rehashing, and questioning every move and decision one made with a patient, of having their good name slung through the mud from the mere (and, most often, unfounded) allegation, this keeps caring physicians up at night.
If that’s what’s ailing you, we’ve got your cure. The proven methods available to Medical Justice (and Dental Justice) members are your best protection against frivolous lawsuits, Internet defamation, unwarranted demands for refunds, and the worries that go along with them. Working these techniques into one’s practice has stopped many lawsuits from even being filed in the first place! Contact Medical Justice or Dental Justice today, and ask for The Cure!