Over my 25 year career in clinical practice, I loved the practice of medicine but disliked
The perverse effect of special interest money on medical care;
Top-down clinical practice guidelines that sometimes enrich drug companies and other special interests while harming patient care;
The lack of emphasis on preventive medicine, including diet, exercise, and therapeutic lifestyle changes;
The lack of physician training in palliative care/hospice medicine for terminally ill people;
Retaliation against medical professionals who are whistleblowers; and
A few other things.
Now, I am ready to blog about expensive medical tests and treatments that are not evidence-based to be safe and effective and which cause harm to patients. I will also blow the whistle about financial conflicts of interest than enable huge profits from ineffective tests and treatments. You are welcome to comment, disagree or agree.
Great! Loved ‘Grand Bargains’ and want to carve out time to do a book review of it. Meanwhile, tho I thought it would be too detailed and thus a bit intimidating to read, I have not been able to put it down!
Eager to be working together. You are right on!