Last night my friend sent me a link to this article in the Washington Post, “A doctor shouted at a sick mother to ‘get the hell out.’ Now he’s under criminal investigation.”
My friend asked me to read it and then share my opinion.
I said, “It’s like Trump, we don’t have the full details.”
My friend responded and said, “I say go, Doctor!!”
My response to their comment,
If the patient was truly being uncompromising, unruly, and thinking their needs should be prioritized over the needs of other patients, then I understand the physicians response. If what the patient is saying is the entire story, then I think the physician is in the wrong. (no matter what, I do not agree with the physical removal of the phone or the cussing towards another individual)
However, all of us need to understand that this is the market. These are the market dynamics.
We all have the power of choice.
If we do not like the wait time, the prioritization, the triage, the physician, the nurse, the receptionist, or even the color of the walls, we can choose to spend our money elsewhere.
There is no need to get mean, nasty, or confrontational.
All you need to do is choose to spend your money elsewhere.
In an abundant world of choices, each of us decides where we spend our time and attention.
Choice is powered at the N of 1.
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*I did find the video today and watched it, I encourage you to do so as well.