Saturday, May 26, 2012

Exclusive contracts: Are we still a noble profession?

Subject:Exclusive contracts: Are we still a noble profession?
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: Connect to Justice and Ohio Medical Open Forum .

To some medicine is more than a profession - it is a calling to help others without self-interest. While primary care physicians directly serve the community, the specialists are mostly chosen by the primary care physicians. No one becomes a specialist except by the goodwill of the referring physicians. A specialist must, therefore, earn the respect and trust of his colleagues and patients. Referrals must be in the best interest of the patient and must not be based on friendship or incentives. Since the time of Hippocrates, we have distinguished ourselves as noble profession through altruistic endeavors to heal the mankind. On the other hand, the business world is solely guided by self-interest. Establishing exclusive contracts with the hospitals to gain patients is an appalling decadence of our professionalism. 


logo  Pankaj Kulshrestha, M.D.Dayton Cardiac Surgery
East Medical Plaza
627 Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Suite 5J
Dayton, OH 45417

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