Being a Physician: The Environment has Changed

This blog post originally appeared at Impact Physician.

The environment for today’s – and tomorrow’s – practicing physician has already changed. The costs of managing a successful practice has risen, in matters of time, money, and, especially, complexity due to increased regulations and insurance demands. Matters are only made worse given he projections that there will be a shortage of practicing doctors.

While the current generation of doctors is being to reject the current model of industrialized medicine, the next generation rejects the prior held beliefs of the time commitment required of doctors. The younger doctor – and more and more experienced doctors – are seeking to create a work-life-mental-spiritual balance. Thus, the scarcity they experience includes factors of time. Further, the modern physician is well educated…

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