Lost faith in the federal government — is driving hordes of physicians to reconsider how they want to practice for the rest of their lives — and where.
Heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States, more than all cancers combined. The Healthy quotes me in their article along with other cardiologists who divulge healthy habits they follow to prevent heart problems for life.
At the recent national meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP), I dropped in on a session about medical volunteering. I thought I might hear about an interesting opportunity to volunteer in Africa, or South America perhaps. Instead, the first presentation was about volunteering at a free clinic-in America. The physician in charge spoke of an impressive roster of staff-physicians, nurses, medical assistants, who, amazingly, all worked for free to support no-cost healthcare.
Free clinics are wonderful and an important part of the fledgling healthcare infrastructure in economically struggling areas, but should not be necessary in a wealthy country. Americans deserve better.