In the medical profession it is a given that patients always comes first, and policies are always patient centered. There are also growing challenges with affordable health care, Medicare and rising costs, which often mean doctors are underpaid, overworked and smothered by regulations. Ever increasing regulatory burdens are getting in the way of providing the help patients need. In fact, in some cases it is less expensive for a physician to give away his or her care, as charging for it is sometimes too cumbersome and expensive.
Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, are guests:
- Michael Deegan, MD, DM – Clinical Professor of Health Care Leadership and Innovation, University of Texas Dallas
- Stephen Brotherton, MD – President-Elect, Texas Medical Association
Younger doctors are leaving school with increasing debt and older doctors are rethinking whether they want to stay in the profession, given the challenges they face. Yet if our present health care system moves forward with the Affordable Health Care Act as it is structured today there will be more patients needing care, with fewer available doctors.
As always we’re talking about things that matter… with people who care. Thanks for joining us.
Niki Nicastro McCuistion, CSP
Executive Producer/ Producer
Management Analyst, Speaker, Consultant
2012 – 01.13.13