Things the Physician Has to Ponder by Ted Bacharach MD (retired)


  • Is the patient satisfied?
  • Is the insurance company satisfied?
  • Is my employer satisfied?
  • Is the Government satisfied?
  • And finally and maybe most importantly, am I satisfied with my work?

Things the physician has to ponder

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  2 comments for “Things the Physician Has to Ponder by Ted Bacharach MD (retired)

  1. Patti Roy
    January 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Reminds me of a funny joke told on NPR yesterday morning, by a Chinese worker who wants to emigrate to the west. His boss wanted to know why, and asked him if he was satisfied with his job. “Oh yes”, he replied.
    “You are satisfied with your pay?”
    “Oh yes, I am satisfied with my pay.”
    “You are not satisfied with the government here?”
    “Oh yes, I am very satisfied with the government.”
    “Then why do you want to to leave China?”
    “Because in the west, I can say I am NOT satisfied.”

  2. January 14, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Good post Ted.

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