In defense of doctors

January 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

You probably wouldn’t expect this after that last post of mine, but I think doctors are less the culprit than the insurance companies.
I’ve spoken with my GP about this in the past, and I think “most” doctors are so sick of fighting their own internal systems that it makes them lazy. They get as tired of fighting these battles as we do.
Insurance companies tell them what they can treat, what meds they can give, and to vary from this is time-consuming and maddening for them.
We need to allow doctors to practice medicine and keep business practices at bay if we want decent healthcare.
But, that’s just my opinion.