The headline goes IBM’s Watson wants to fix America’s doctor shortage. Shades of John Henry, the pile driving man (old folk song).
Some of my lamentations.
I ran a rehabilitation department for 22 years at a local hospital. I obtained Board Certification in Pain and EMG as well. I focused my private practice on the hospital and not on my own other interests. I turned down opportunities as I felt there were conflicts of interest. A little more than a year ago, I was summarily dismissed for a new graduate who is a salaried employee of the hospital. I tried to resurrect my practice over the year. CVS rebuilt one of their stores. I have gotten e-mailings asking if I was looking for a job as a PA or NP (I presume that I am on some mailing list that lumps all health professionals together). I was in the store the other day picking up a prescription. The teenaged clerk asked if I knew that the NP was available to see me if I had any problems. I gather she did not know that I have my own MD.Tweet