physician autonomy Archive

Come fly with me…

It was my childhood dream to become an airline pilot. We lived near Heathrow airport in London, and I was a diligent plane spotter (please save the jokes). I had a book when I was nine years old that listed all civil aviation registrations, ...Read More

What a Doctors’ Independence Day would Celebrate

As the country celebrates another July 4th and we spend time with family and friends, enjoy the (hopefully) beautiful warm weather, it’s important we also take a moment to reflect on what a huge event in world history the Declaration of Independence was. For ...Read More

Why corporate healthcare may just be a temporary fad

  As healthcare increasingly propels itself into the world of corporations and big business, it may seem like the practice of medicine has entered an irreversible new era. Gone are the days of good old Dr Wilson in his solo private practice around the corner, ...Read More

What doctors can learn from Uber drivers

A couple of months ago I finally joined the swelling ranks of Uber customers. Several friends had been trying to persuade me for some time to start using the service, but me being generally skeptical of new technology (what they call a “late adopter”), ...Read More

5 reasons not to quit being a doctor

                  There’s been a lot of talk recently about low morale and disgruntlement among doctors. A recent article on the popular online blog KevinMd.com focused on a list of reasons when doctors know it’s time to ...Read More