The Health Care Debate is Over and the One Group Ignored – Doctors #Disappointed
Dr. Mike Koriwchak was ready in the front row to engage with a question he was never able to ask:
“I’m Dr. Mike Koriwchak, an ear, nose and throat surgeon from Atlanta.
One of the biggest frustrations physicians face is the paperwork and regulatory burden associated with patient care. The situation has become so dire that for every hour we spend face-to-face with patients, we must spend 2 hours on paperwork and compliance with regulations In a world where cost and access are the biggest shortcomings we face in health care, this creates unacceptable levels of inefficiency.
So, Senator Sanders, my question is: How do we reduce the regulatory and paperwork burden so my colleagues and I can be doctors again?”
The people serving on the front lines of American medicine had no voice in tonight’s debate as answers went long and time drew short. A doctor’s perspective is key because health care truly begins when the physician begins the exam – not when politicians pick a policy.