KevinMD July 31, 2020
Rada Jones

My friend, the hospitalist, was livid as he came from meeting the administration. “They said doctors cost too much!” he sputtered. “We’re an expense. An expense the hospital can no longer support. We are an expense!”

He turned purple. Nice color. Like a good Bordeaux. I worried about his blood pressure. He can’t have a healthy lifestyle! None of us do. Seven twelves in a string will do a number on your workout routine, your family life, and your sanity.

“I wanted to ask: Why do you think patients come here? To see you? To see what you concoct while sitting in your office popping M&Ms? They are here to see doctors. We care for the patients. We make you money. It’s...