SO; YOU WANT TO BE A DOCTOR?
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Add the amount of non-clinical paperwork to the mountains of clinical paperwork they must do, and we recently learned that in an average workday, doctors are spending over twice as much time doing paperwork as they are spending with patients (HERE). What is the result of this burgeoning medical bureaucracy? Plainly stated, the at least half of American doctors hate their jobs. If you think I'm overstating my case, look at the results of the survey.
Almost 2/3 of those polled are pessimistic about the future of their profession, with well over half looking to either retire or bail and do something else (work for the insurance industry, work for BIG PHARMA, become a professor, become a "consultant," etc, etc). So; before you complain about your job, just be glad you didn't sign up for the 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, 3 to 5 years of residency, and the numerous board certification exams it takes to become a physician, just to dread going to work each day. But let's discuss the bigger picture here as it pertains to you the patient; the one who is going to the doctor because you are struggling with CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASES, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES, and / or CHRONIC PAIN.
Do you really want to go to another doctor who is not only "burned out, depressed, and demoralized" --- a doctor who is going to do the same thing(s) all the previous doctors did --- more TESTS, more IMAGING, and more DRUGS? For Pete's sake people, your doctor's never even taken two minutes to talk with you about the healing benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet (HERE)! They can't. As you've just seen, even if they wanted, they simply don't have the time. They are being buried in red tape and paper work (not to mention "EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE").
What does this mean for you, the patient? It means that ultimately your health is up to you. But then again, it always has been. Whether you are OVERWEIGHT or have FIBROMYALGIA, THYROID PROBLEMS, RA, INFLAMMATORY BOWEL ISSUES, DIABETES, A LEAKY GUT, or are not even sure what the heck you have (HERE), my site will at least get you thinking out of the box and point you in a direction that will actually help INSTEAD OF HARM. To see what I'm talking about, simply CLICK THE LINK.