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To: Beenliedto
Really? No need to be defensive? Gosh, what a relief. I thought the big headline on the post was "Doctors Kill More People Than Guns Do". I guess I'm wrong to resent seeing my profession maligned yet again.

And no one is after me? Gosh, that explains the 5 lawsuits I've had in my years of practice, every one of which was unfounded, and every one of which was a judgment for the defense [me]. Yes, I won, at the cost of years of worry, loss of sleep, time away from work, and nice newspaper headlines such as "Local Doctor Charged with Negligence" prior to the defense verdict, which was buried on page 8.

The current figures are that the Emergency Physicians are sued once every 10.5 thousand patients. I currently see 9.1 thousand patients a year. No, I shouldn't be defensive. No one is after me. Not even the posts about the wrong leg amputations, and the walk-out clinic. Darn it, I'm being oversensitive again.
49 posted on 12/29/2004 5:35:02 PM PST by Bushforlife (I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bushforlife
People are normally rewarded in large measure by the amount of risk they are prepared to take.

I've been in business for myself for somewhat longer than the time you've been practicing medicine. I have done well, but always by taking risks in the marketplace. Risks, I might add, that have never been covered by insurance.

So what was your net taxable income last year?

54 posted on 12/29/2004 7:22:37 PM PST by Beenliedto (A Free Stater getting ready to pack my bags!)
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To: Bushforlife

Doc, are you just being a bit oversensitive today or is this your normal frame of mind? Imagine what your life would have been if you were a cop or a trucker. Imagine getting cussed at all day long by everyone around you.

I know you literally worked your ass off to become a doctor. Did you think it was going to be a smooth ride once you got into private practice. Should criticism of your profession vanish because you joined it?

I have seen more doctors who I considered not worthy of the title than ones who were. Imagine being a vet where the patient couldn't tell you where it hurt and how bad.

My old grey hair family doctor died a decade ago. He was one of the few that I always called Sir if any other patients were within hearing distance. My current chiropractor is another who fits the title also. These men and their families were/are familiy friends.

We're all in the same income bracket but I wouldn't join your profession for triple the income. The stress level is much higher than I would want to tolerate.

You know if you're a good doctor or not, I can't make that decision without being your patient and talking with your fellowmen and the RN's. I hope you are because if you are then your sense of satisfaction at the end of each day can be tremendous.

Hear's hoping you have a Happy New Year.


61 posted on 12/30/2004 6:26:45 PM PST by B4Ranch (((The lack of alcohol in my coffee forces me to see reality!)))
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To: Bushforlife
Looks like you're in a tough state for Docs. Rendell is in the back pocket of the Trial Lawyers--Here's a prayer for Swann!

(You could try a better state--leave all those doc-hating Pennsylvanians behind.)

66 posted on 02/23/2006 9:35:28 AM PST by Mamzelle
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