Thursday, August 27, 2009

Love Boat

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......

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