Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Never Saw That Before

Conclusion to a report of a cardiology consultation on a new patient with four dozen complicated medical problems and a whopping ass personality disorder to boot:
Will follow this patient with you, from a distance.


At Fri Mar 26, 12:01:00 PM, Anonymous ndenunz said...

Much better than the standard boilerplate "Thank you for this interesting referral"

At Fri Mar 26, 06:17:00 PM, Blogger R said...


I know they're human, of course, but it's nice to have a reminder.

At Sat Mar 27, 08:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In other words, you get to do all the icky, day-to-day stuff and they get to bill for procedures.

At Sun Mar 28, 02:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the cardiologist probably gets paid twice as much, maybe even more.

When are people in this country, no matter what their position on the health bill, going to demand more even payments between the well-paying and low-paying specialties?

At Wed Mar 31, 05:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see this a lot.

You (and he) should be aware that there is no lessened liability for him.

There is, however, no possibility of billing "at a distance." In other words, he's taking on all the risk for none of the payment.

The Last Psychiatrist


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