Better Support?

Wanda Filer, M.D., taking to the stage on the opening day of the

It turns out job satisfaction is not so great for primary care doctors and the AAFP writes as if they are surprised by it:

Primary care physicians are never happier with their medical career choice than when they are spending time with patients. But balancing care for complex patients with administrative demands is one of their toughest tasks, according to primary care physicians who were interviewed for a recent report.

Administrative demands are tough?  Really?  Hmmm.  So the ACO, PCMH, P4P and other garbage bureaucratic burdens are making the job difficult. You don’t say?

From the AAFP president Wanda Filer MD:

According to Filer, medicine is the only profession whose members adopted new technology and then had to hire additional staff — such as medical scribes — because the new tools made simple tasks more time-consuming.

So you never saw this was going to be more time consuming?

What a joke, both the AAFP and those that write for them.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  4 comments for “Better Support?

  1. mamadoc
    June 15, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Yeah right. Like any of us can afford a scribe in the first place. That’s for rich doctors, like specialists. And a lot of this is AAFPs fault for endorsing all this nonsense in the first place. What a crock and what a bunch of dummies.

  2. Perry
    June 12, 2016 at 9:17 am

    The Commonwealth Fund report noted that new initiatives regarding payment, technology and recruiting need time to show their effectiveness, and it concluded optimistically: “With time, these efforts may lead a new generation of physicians to understand what many know already: Primary care is among the most rewarding careers available in medicine.”

    Uh no, time is up for Primary Care. These new initiatives will only drive us deeper into the ground.

  3. Pat
    June 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    RSW, great post. Filer and her whore of an organization deserve only contempt.

  4. RSW
    June 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Filer is one of those bottom-dwelling monstrosities who exists in the realm where stupidity is so profound and so totally pervasive that it is indistinguishable from pure evil.

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