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Doctors are in the way of progress. And thank God they are.

Yesterday was the perfect storm.

The combination of articles printed over the weeks seem to give me a morose outlook on the medical profession.

Article 1: A specialist had reasoned the medical world was in shambles because “specialist” try to rule the world with unnecessary obscurity. His example was acid reflux and how addressing it was a failure in delivering simple remedies. My throat was bitter with betrayal.

Article 2: An insurance company threatened to set an example with a new policy to deny payments for ER visits if a visit was deemed unnecessary as “a primary doctor could have addressed the problem.” Patients with no primary care due to fluctuation in coverage or patients with complex issues without a readied system to address them laid possible victims of idealistic visions of seamless arrangements. The failure was invariably placed on doctors.

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