Dr. Karen Sibert, an anesthesiologist in California, wrote an article that went viral last week and this weekend as a response to the repeated attacks on physicians by the media and by economists or other “policy experts”. The Washington Post said physicians were behaving like muggers. A Noble prize winning economist called us rent seekers.
We discuss why she wrote this article. Why she sees concerning trends about the future physician workforce and areas where things are improving though not perfect yet.
She talked about both the extrinsic factors and intrinsic issues and how we can improve them. Finally we can learn from her perspective of having practiced in a demanding field over an extended period of time and seeing both good and bad changes.
If you have not yet read her article. Here it a link to her website apennedpoint.com