To All My Physician Friends:
For several years, I have sent out multiple emails and blogs expressing my many concerns about the flood of restrictive and counter-productive mandates that are being required of physicians. These mandates are coming from the State and Federal Boards of Medical Examiners, the State and Federal Legislators, the Hospitals, the HMO’s, and the Insurance Companies.
The worst part of it is that many of the mandates are being promoted by our own membership organizations, the AOA and the AMA, to which we all pay substantial dues.
The lack of response, the lack of action, and the total apathy of physicians who are accepting these mandates is both frustrating and appalling.
We are slowly watching the disappearance of the private practicing physician. Within the next five, maybe ten years, we will all be EMPLOYEES controlled by rules, regulations, mandates, and restrictive standards of care.
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE INDEPENDENT AND CLEAR THINKING PRIVATE PRACTICING PHYSICIAN WILL BE A SAD DAY FOR THE FUTURE OF MEDICAL CARE IN OUR COUNTRY
Robert S Maurer, D.O., Edison, New Jersey