The Demise of the General Practitioner Is Caused by Frivolous Medical Malpractice Suits & Defensive Medicine.
It seems that two opposites are drawing down. On one hand, we have the physicians, struggling to be able to continue to heal for a living. On the other, we have the insurance companies and politicians wrangling and writing about, under increasing heat to make health care something like sanely affordable for people to be healthy, yet looking to cut corners at every turn. The government (which theoretically should be We The People) seems dead set on including physicians’ reimbursements as part of those “cut corners”. It’s hard to fathom how all of these groups expect a doctor to accept a reduction on a rate that is already obscenely below standard; already at or below the cost of providing services in the first place. Then we have the patients, themselves struggling with systems that seem unnecessarily complex and uncaring, yet needing the services that only a doctor can provide. And those healers themselves? They’re the ones caught in the middle.
There’s little doubt that nearly all doctors are willing to provide basic care to those in need. But it’s simply not fair to expect them to dig into their own pockets to pay for the privilege of doing so — especially when it would seem that the very people (We The People) in need of that care are unwilling to cover so much as the break-even point. Add malpractice suits to the frey, and you’ve got the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was already bad enough that one couldn’t pay the bills by providing care to the less fortunate amongst us. But when those very people are the ones who will sue their physician for something that wasn’t negligent or some sort of wanton disregard for the patient’s well-being, it’s just too much of a burden and insult to bear. So where, pray tell, do these patients expect to find a healer when they need one? In a climate that makes indirect practice more and more attractive, where is the next generation of General Practitioners, primary care providers, coming from?
And Then There Were None
The simple answer, statistically, is that eventually there will be none. Though doctors and dentists may aspire towards helping patients on a one-on-one basis, they simply cannot afford those risks. The few who choose to pursue that dream, to brave the boiling broth, will be doing so at their own peril. Who protects the doctors while they are protecting their patients?
Medical Malpractice insurance isn’t enough. A doctor’s record and reputation are at risk when the allegation arises (and trial lawyers know that.) Those brave doctors who soldier on in practices in which they come into direct contact with the patient, they will need added protection. They need prophylactic means. They need to stop the suits before they are filed, if they’re going to survive. That’s where Medical Justice comes in. Formed by and for doctors, Medical Justice has developed proven methods and strategies to keep the trial lawyers at bay, so that doctors can relax and go back to treating their patients. When all is said and done, that’s all that primary care physicians have wanted to do all along.
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