Healthcare From A Doctor’s Point of View
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KEVIN M.D.BLOG.com shares with readers the frustrations of medicine from physicians point of view. Doctor Kevin Blog offers insight into the hospital paperwork, hospital operations and how hospital care functions.
My discovery of Kevin M.D. Blog came from a member in one of the online health forums I read.
Numerous health forums have become my sounding board. Numerous forums fill me with empathy and provide me with useful knowledge.
Fortunately, there is a doctor that participates in one of my online groups. Her recommendation of the blog post, Healthcare From A Doctor’s Point Of View offers a glimpse of the frustrations physicians face.
The article she shared is titled, Dear Patients: My Skill Set No Longer Matches Your Needs by Jordan Grumet, MD.
The articles sum up the frustration of a doctor trying to help his patients.
My Dear Patient article by Dr. Grumet is a reminder of how often physicians have turned into paper shuffling, from insurance fillers whom often only receive a small copayment as compensation for their services.
Sadly, numerous times the little co-pay for their patient’s office consultation does not begin to cover their office expenses. Doctor Jordan Grumet offers his medical experience through his article, Dear Patient: My Skills Set No Longer Matches Your Needs. I could feel the frustration in Doctor’s Grumet’s words as I read his article:
To the man stranded in the hospital with a pelvic fracture, I wanted to say I’m sorry. Contrary to what you may have heard, it was not I who gave the order to make your admission an observation and not a hospitalization.
In fact, I did just the opposite. I had clicked the full admission order while doing the requisite computer work after seeing you that first night in the hospital. Nevertheless, the next day, I received a phone call from a physician in a distant city who has been paid by the medical center to cases similar to your medical codes.
Although the distant Doctor reluctantly admitted that he is a pediatrician who does not take care of adults, he has been given the power to interpret Medicare rules and has decided that you do not qualify for inpatient status.
Sadly, it is of little interest to Medicare or this doctor, that you are nonambulatory and your wife is too weak to assist you.
If you want to be transferred to a skilled facility to strengthen your body before returning home, you’ll have to pay for it yourself.
The website for Dr. Jordan Grumet’s article is KevinMD.Blog.com.
I am a new subscriber to KevinMD.Blog.com.
Dr. Kevin MD. Blog enlightens me to a doctor’s point of view.
I find these Dr. Kevin Blog posts of interesting:
Food insecurity is an undiagnosed medical problem by John La Puma, MD. March 6, 2015
Providing health care to the poor: It’s time to get creative by Kenneth Lin, MD. March 10, 2015
Doctors: Is it time to love the F word? by Lisa Chu, MD. March 10, 2015
I want to remind HypoGal readers, I am not a doctor, and I have no medical background or experience.
However, as a frequent doctor’s patient, I find it extremely unfortunate that so many doctors are overwhelmed with the clerical details of insurance forms and they do not have enough time to practice the art of medicine. Something within our healthcare system needs to change.
I hope this Kevin M.D.Blog.com Review offers awareness into a physician’s daily struggles.
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