- 04-23-2012, 10:47 AM
I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
- 04-23-2012, 04:21 PM
A license from the state doesn't make a person a good doctor. A high dollar degree doesn't either. All that proves is they met the minimum standards and very high costs to be a doctor. Licensing and permits are almost always created by those with money to maintain control of their means of income. If a person is a better "doctor" without a license from the state and without an expensive degree they become a threat to medical schools and doctors who want to limit others from healing people.
- 04-23-2012, 05:00 PM
04-23-2012, 06:11 PM
04-23-2012, 08:23 PM
Medicine is perhaps the one area one cannot fake and get away with it. One can learn basics, but knowing the mere basics can be more dangerous than knowing nothing at all. AMA is not afraid of anything you suggest. The AMA is concerned about protecting the public from delusional idiots who think they know something, but in reality only serve as a danger to the public.
04-24-2012, 11:23 AM
Sorry but anything that has a license from the government has laws made by those have the most to gain from it. Plenty of people fake medicine and get away with it. The goal with licensing initially is to prevent that, but licensing drives up costs and that creates an industry around those costs and they cannot afford to lose their paycheck so they lobby and work hard to keep those costs high and limit those that get in to keep it even higher. The high costs keep doctors from innovating and learning as much as they could because they ahve to work a lot to keep up with their costs and keep up their paychecks. Real medical innovations are NOT found in a doctor's office, they are found in labs by doctors, nurses, research assistants, analysts and so on that never spend that much time in practice. You won't find many doctors that can afford to spend much time away from practice when they have licensing fees, insurance and more to deal wioth.... will do more later..
04-24-2012, 11:34 AM
04-25-2012, 12:15 AM
The specialist I know have plenty if time to stay on top of their fields. I work with perhaps 20 neurosurgeons, 40 orthopods, a litany of thoracic surgeons and anesthesiologists and they all have great lives and plenty of time to stay up to date on latest, greatest hardware and techniques. Cardio thoracic surgeons are also amazingly progressive when it comes to da Vinci and robotic arm and arthroscopic procedures. Oncologists I know are simply amazing and cutting edge at a few of the better clinics.
These dudes are talking about GPs who are not specialized and only get like $ 30 or $40 bucks a patient due to insurance cutting rates and worse for Medicare and Medicaid. I know a lot of GPs going to non conventional route and seeing insurance patients only one or two days a week so they can make a living.
The other area people complain about are endos, but American endos are just conservative and more focused on American disease processes such as diabetes, osteo and etc. Fixing male hormones screwed up by steroid abuse is not really main stream medicine.