The Business of the Practice of Medicine
At a family gathering, three generations of physicians are discussing what organized medicine was like in their time. The grandfather, a general practitioner, describes being in solo practice, taking care of a community. The father, a surgeon, describes the independence that existed for him earlier in his practice, and his ability to make decisions and move forward. The daughter, an internist, is working for a health maintenance organization (HMO), and describes her role as a case manager.
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