rev ronin

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  1. DOs will tell you they are NOT chiropractors and "not addicted to *crack*" :-). My Outpatient Internal medicine preceptor and my current Family Medicine SP are both DOs. They both seem to be pretty down to earth, but the former practices OMM while the latter does not.
  3. I negotiated time-and-a-half over 80/2 weeks for my last job. Used it when another provider left unexpectedly. They had appropriate motivation to fix the problem promptly, and I was compensated fairly. Straight salary doesn't protect against abuses.
  4. Not necessarily. If you address it politely and play stupid you may get better results: Boss 1: You're taking call. PA 1: F that. Boss 1: You're fired. ***** Boss 2: You're taking call. PA 2: Awesome! I'm all about contributing to the team. How much extra compensation will I earn? Boss 2: None, you're just taking call. PA 2: You mean to tell me you just negotiated an employment agreement with no call, and then expect to modify it without additional compensation? Boss 2: Um.... PA 2: I would be happy to renegotiate the terms of our recently-concluded employment agreement; why don't you think about what's fair to pay for call and get back to me? Boss 2: (drops it)
  5. So don't take call until they renegotiate it. What is so hard about that?
  6. The fact is, if the rich people--or those who have means--are able to pay for extra care, it undermines the price controls carefully crafted. "Death Panels" have the same fundamental underlying philosophy as the Obamacare tax on Union "Cadillac" health plans: eliminate the ability for people to get more by paying more. I can understand the philosophy, even if I disagree with it.
  7. As a new grad, do not bank on hitting any RVU targets. You can't both do it and be safe.
  8. I agree, seems low to me, too. I started at $85K in family medicine, suburban, five years ago.
  9. There are very real reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with religion to oppose provider assisted suicide. That is, one can believe that yes a patient should have that right, but being any part of intentionally ending a patient's life fundamentally compromises the patient-provider relationship, just like having sex with them or disclosing their medical secrets. Those tenets are all part of an ethics statement by this guy, Hippocrates, and he was religious, but I haven't seen anyone worshiping Apollo, Aesclepius, or any of the other Greek gods recently.
  10. I just gave three concrete descriptions of then-legal, morally reprehensible actions committed *by* *physicians*, and you think I'm presenting a strawman?
  11. So the treatment of Alan Turing was OK? Tuskegee syphilis experiment, just fine? Nazi experimentation on human subjects?
  12. I'm sorry, but you do appear to have badly misspelled "willing to kill patients for money". Was that what you meant to say? If providers who provide medicines which heal, heal, then providers who provide medicines which kill, kill. And "for money" is an assumption, of course, but I doubt providers are spontaneously providing lethal prescriptions without compensation. At least one I know charges a premium for it.
  13. How do you know the slippery slope is a logical fallacy? Seriously, how do you know? You were told it, right? That's appeal to authority, another logical fallacy. Let's go back throughout the last 50 years and see what all was called out as a slippery slope fallacy, and then let's see how many of those dire predictions have, in fact, come true. I think you'll find that, suspiciously, plenty of them have, in fact, come true. Thus, my empirical observation is that "the slippery slope is a logical fallacy" is a logical fallacy.
  14. Go for it! Come up with a few solid, well-documented examples, and one of the staff can sticky it.