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Monday, November 19, 2007

Practicing Medicine is Hard

Consider this recent article:


A major magazine annually lists top-rated physicians in the country. Generally, these are based on physician peer ratings and supplemented with information from patient surveys and physician-treatment patterns. While most physicians look forward to reading their names in the list…, those not impressed with the survey are the physicians’ spouses. “We pay the price,” said the nonphysician husband of a Midwestern winner. “We do the chores, plan family and social activities, and arrange most other activities of daily living. What most concerns us is that our physician-mates give so much emotional support to their patients and colleagues that there is often very little left to share with us.” - from an article by Dr. Xenakis in the 6/97 issue of Cortlandt Forum

and this very old article:

“…my wife and I had come to realize one of the chief difficulties of the family doctor — the constant drain upon the emotions. To stand helplessly while relentless organisms destroy a beautiful mother, a fine father, or a beloved child, creates terrible emotional distress; and this feeling is increased by the necessity of suppression. That is why the average lifetime of family doctors is 55 years, most of them succumbing to functional impairment”

Joseph A. Jerger, M.D., written in 1939

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers
Anderson & Anderson, The Trusted Name in Anger Management


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