Thursday, August 27, 2009
I posted a couple of weeks ago about a doctor who went off on holidays leaving her patient high and dry, and in narcotic withdrawal.
I wrote a letter to the doctor as a courtesy explaining what had happened and why I had written a prescription for her patient.
She wrote back explaining that she works a lot as cruise ship doctor and can't get a locum (or persuade the doctors she is in partnership with) to cover her practice. She also said she took this patient on as a "favour".
Somebody else didn't get into medical school and the taxpayers paid for 80% of the cost of educating you so you can work on the love boat and see patients as a favour into between cruises.
Like the title of this blog says:
I used to be disgusted......